On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration’s decision bring an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
DACA has allowed nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth, brought to the United States as children, to obtain work permits, attend school, and contribute openly to our economy without fear of deportation.
By ending DACA and its protections, the administration will again make DREAMers vulnerable to deportation or detention.
Our nation is once again reeling from another devastating mass shooting. As Reform Jews, we cannot afford to stay silent. Demand that our legislators take action to stop these massacres and address the unacceptably high rates of gun violence in our country.
For more than 50 years, a crucial provision, known as the “Johnson Amendment,” has safeguarded the integrity of both religious institutions and the political process through protecting the separation of church and state. Any effort to weaken or repeal the prohibition on partisan politicking undermines synagogue’s independence and the First Amendment principle of religious freedom and must be opposed.
Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) have reintroduced the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S.1917) in the Senate. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA) includes provisions that seek to address the problems of mass incarceration and over-criminalization by reducing mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses and granting judges greater discretion in sentencing decisions. The legislation represents the most significant attempt at criminal justice reform in years.
Urge Congress to oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which would would undermine some of the most important measures that protect equal accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
The Clean Power Plan was expected to save thousands of lives each year and make a significant dent in our carbon emissions by regulating carbon emissions from power plants. Now the EPA is planning on rescinding the rule, in a move that would threaten public health and remove a program that was a key component of our Paris Agreement pledge.
President Trump has issued an executive order halting admission of all individuals, whether immigrants, refugees, or visitors, from certain "terror-prone countries" until the administration can implement a program for "extreme vetting."
Currently, federal law does not explicitly prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, education, credit, and jury selection based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Equality Act would amend existing civil rights laws to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.