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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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Immigration: A Jewish Perspective

Jul 21, 2014 12:00 AM
Thousands of years ago the Jewish people were expelled from the land of Israel into the Diaspora. They remained there until 1948 when the Jewish people finally achieved the dream of a homeland when the State of Israel was born. The Jewish people have never been strangers to exile or xenophobia. Having had this unique […]

Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Jul 18, 2014 12:00 AM
By Leah Citrin In the last several weeks, considerable press time has been spent covering the humanitarian crisis taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border. A surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America has spurred much discussion and debate about the best way to address the fact that to date, 58,000 undocumented and unaccompanied minors have […]

Moving Forward on Immigration

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM
On Monday, President Obama announced a significant change to immigration policy, stating in a Rose Garden address that he would begin “a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” The announcement came after a report that House Speaker John Boehner informed the President that […]

Marking a Year Since the Senate Passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Jun 27, 2014 12:00 AM
One year ago today, the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, a comprehensive bill aimed at reforming numerous aspects of our immigration system.The bill was the result of bipartisan compromise and hard work by immigration advocates, including many in the Jewish community, long cognizant of our Biblical mandate […]
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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