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AHI Applauds Hellenic Caucus Initiative Seeking DHS Assistance for Greece
November 4, 2015—No. 55 (202) 785-8430

AHI Applauds Hellenic Caucus Initiative Seeking DHS Assistance for Greece 

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) applauds the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, led by Co-chairs U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), for taking the initiative to urge assistance for Greece as it endures the brunt of the refugee crisis.  On October 28, Reps. Bilirakis and Maloney, along with 30 of their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson that calls for Homeland Security to explore ways it, and other agencies, can provide technical assistance and guidance to assist with the crisis.  

“We commend the Hellenic Caucus for taking a proactive initiative toward the refugee crisis impacting Greece,” President Nick Larigakis said.  “As the letter rightfully states, Greece, our ally, is on the frontline of the crisis.  The letter also demonstrates bipartisan support for Homeland Security to provide the necessary technical assistance, guidance, and expertise to help our NATO ally, especially as Greece is still in the throes of an economic crisis.”

The American Hellenic Institute is an independent non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.



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