Congress and the Administration must act immediately to terminate the zero-tolerance policy and take swift action to reunite the 2,000 children who have already been separated from their families.
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."
The administration’s decision to bring an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September 2017 put nearly 800,000 immigrant youth at risk of deportation. Congress must act immediately to protect DREAMers from deportation and provide a permanent, legislative fix that includes a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers.
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.
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.
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.
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.