Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative for 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.

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.


We will not stop until families are reunited, asylum seekers are no longer treated as criminals, and our immigration system is reformed


Protester carrying sign that says This Rabbi Supports Dreamers

Urge Congress to support refugee resettlement

In a time of unprecedented need, the US's role in refugee resettlement has reached a historic low. 

Ways to Support Undocumented Immigrants

Sign-up to receive all our immigration updates at It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the Trump administration's accelerating crackdown on undocumented immigrants living in the

Help Us End Child Detention Now

The RAC is committed to working with Reform Jews, partner organizations and migrant-led groups across the country to end the detention of immigrant children apart from their families and in

The RAC's Deportation Defense Strategy

Our deportation defense strategy entails working with local partners to protect a particular individual who is imminently facing deportation. The immediate goal is to prevent the person from being deported

Immigration Justice Mini-Grants

The Religious Action Center is now offering immigration justice mini-grants to URJ congregations in the United States and Canada. The grants, which are funded by the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus


The Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice seeks to galvanize action around the current crisis of immigrants and refugees held in detention and at risk of deportation.

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