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A growing number of bipartisan members of the House of Representatives are cosponsoring a comprehensive immigration reform bill, H.R. 15, based on a similar bill that passed the Senate last summer. Urge your Representatives to support this legislation and reform our broken immigration system.

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ROR Stands with Ruth: Omer Week One

Apr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
By Rabbi Karyn Kedar This is the first in a series from Rabbis Organizing Rabbis connecting the Omer and the issue of immigration. Slavery. The story of the Exodus from Egypt is universal and it is epic and it is an archetype that spans across the centuries. It is a deeply personal story. The Children […]

Rabbis Organizing Rabbis: Announcing “We Stand with Ruth”

Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
by Rabbis Wendi Geffen, Elana Perry, and Erica Asch At our Passover Seder tables, we internalize the heart of the stranger, for we were once strangers in the land of Egypt. We remember that no one is truly free when others are oppressed. On Pesach’s second day, we begin to count the Omer every day […]

For You Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt: Welcoming the Immigrant on Passover

Apr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
Passover is approaching–and our imperative to advocate for immigration reform is as timely as ever. Leviticus commands, “When strangers sojourn with you in your land, you shall not do them wrong. The strangers who sojourn with you shall be to you as the natives among you, and you shall love them as yourself; for you […]

Forcing a Vote on Immigration Reform

Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Earlier today, members of the House of Representatives employed a seldom-used parliamentary procedure called a discharge petition in an attempt to force a vote on H.R. 15, the House’s version of the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill. A discharge petition is a “procedural tactic that allows an absolute majority of the House of Representatives (218 lawmakers) […]
From early in the nation's history, US immigration policy has reflected the tension between hospitality and hostility - between the desire to welcome immigrants and the perceived need to limit immigration to protect the interests of those already here.
"When strangers sojourn with you in your land, you shall not do them wrong. The strangers who sojourn with you shall be to you as the natives among you, and you shall love them as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt" (Leviticus 19:33-34).
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