Joining leading immigration reform organizations, the Reform Movement is working to halt the nearly 1,100 deportations that occur daily, which is more than at any point in U.S. history.
By making direct calls to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) we are working on the ground to prevent the deportations of community members, fathers, mothers, caretakers and so many more who should be low priority enforcement targets. In line with core Reform Jewish values of “welcoming the stranger," we urge you to learn more and call upon ICE to exercise their discretion in the cases of these people and their families.
By Rabbi Esther Lederman Courage. Tenacity. Faith. These are the traits of the Jewish people that we honor during Hanukkah. And they’re what I’ve seen this week too.Many Reform rabbis called Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the Aseret Yemei Teshuva to urge them to stop Luis Lopez Acabal’s deportation. Over the last two days, I spent hours with […]
By Debbie Rabinovich Do you really celebrate Thanksgiving? When I was younger, I remember being asked this question. I remember not knowing how to answer. My family had Thanksgiving dinner every year- complete with dry turkey and mysterious stuffing. We went around saying nice things to each other. That was Thanksgiving, right? Looking back, I […]
Washington, D.C., November 20, 2014 – In response to President Obama’s executive action providing new protections for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: We applaud President Obama’s announcement of a new executive action on immigration that will remove the threat […]
Children represent an incredibly important part of the country, for they are one-quarter of the population. Beyond the numbers, children will be our next generation of workers and leaders. The share of federal funding directed towards children has declined and today amounts to under 8 percent of the overall budget. In 2013, over 14.7 million […]
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).
Protect the Rights of Migrant Children Tell your Members of Congress to oppose rollbacks to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, which provides urgently-needed legal and social assistance to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border this year.