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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.

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Reform Jewish Movement Applauds New Protections for Undocumented Immigrants

Nov 21, 2014 12:00 AM
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 […]

Making Sure That Children Count

Nov 11, 2014 12:00 AM
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 […]

It’s Time for Moral Action on Immigration from the President

Nov 10, 2014 12:00 AM
I always find the week after elections to be a breath of fresh air. In the weeks (and months) before an election, we’re bombarded with political advertisements on TV and constantly confronted by friends who want us to help out their candidate. Reading the news offers no respite: NPR is saturated with stories of the […]

Action Still Needed for Unaccompanied Minors

Nov 3, 2014 12:00 AM
The crisis at the United States’ southern border, caused by violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle region, has quieted since this summer. The gang violence there still rages on, but due to seasonal factors, the number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum has dropped sharply. After Congress failed to give the governmental organizations stretched by the […]
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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