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Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice Action Center

Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative

Immigrant and Refugee Justice Action Center

Eighty years ago, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus rescued 50 Jewish children from the Nazis. This new initiative seeks to galvanize action around the current crisis of immigrants and refugees held in detention and at risk of deportation.




5 Ways to Help Right Now

You can make a difference for millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Connect with local organizations, contact officials, host events and more.

End Child Detention

Our Jewish values are unambiguous about the obligation to protect and care for children. We are dedicated to ending child detention and reuniting all detained immigrant children with their family or sponsors.

Protect DREAMers and TPS holders

Congress must provide protection from deportation and a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), immigrant communities who have been made vulnerable to deportation by this administration. 

Deportation Defense

Participating meaningfully in public campaigns to protect individuals from deportation will preserve family unity and provide undocumented immigrants with the support and protection they need to remain safe within the United States.

The Kraus Initiative

The Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice makes our work on ending child detention, deporation defense, and helping protect DACA and DREAMers possible.

Learn More and Get Involved

Contact Dr. Julia Paley, Director of Immigrant Justice for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, jpaley@rac.org.