October 25, 2014 · 1 Cheshvan

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Take Action: Deportation Defense

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.

Your calls to ICE could help save Juan from deportation!

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By Rabbi Peter Berg The New Year has given us a new chance to promote justice throughout the world, and a new chance to help in the holy work being done by Rabbis Organizing Rabbis (ROR), who have been hard at work to save a father from deportation. This new year, start off 5775 justly […]

Answering the Call to Stop Unjust Deportations

Sep 23, 2014 12:00 AM
This past Friday night, our Deputy Director Rachel Laser gave a D’var Torah at the Temple in Atlanta about the story of Juan Martinez. Juan was born in Cieudad Hidalgo, Mexico, and when the factory in his hometown closed, Juan crossed the Mexican-American border without papers in search of a job and a better life. […]

Pursuing Timely Justice for Immigrant Families

Sep 12, 2014 12:00 AM
One of the coolest parts so far about working as a legislative assistant at the RAC is the opportunity to learn about such a wide array of political issues. Coming into the job, I knew almost every bill going through Congress that dealt with U.S.-Israel relations, but aside from that I never had the time […]
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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Take Legislative Action
  • 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.

  • Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the House of Representatives
    A growing number of bi-partisan members of the House are sponsoring H.R. 15, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, based on the comprehensive reform bill that passed the Senate in summer 2013.
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