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.
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Judaism teaches us that everyone is entitled to dignity and honor.
In the face of harsh and punitive federal immigration policy, the Reform Movement is mobilizing to advocate for just and compassionate policies toward undocumented immigrants.
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We will not stop until families are reunited, asylum seekers are no longer treated as criminals, and our immigration system is reformed.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
URJ congregations are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 for projects related to immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker justice.