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


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Urge Congress to Support DREAMers and TPS Holders

Congress must act immediately to protect DREAMers and TPS holders from deportation and provide a permanent, legislative fix that provides a pathway to citizenship

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 United States and crossing the southern border.

Help Welcome Afghan Refugees

We can support those impacted by the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan by helping resettling refugees arriving in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., nine recognized refugee resettlement agencies, including HIAS, work with the Department of State to welcome new refugees. They are seeking congregations to partner with. LIRS, another recognized resettlement agency, has an expanding list of cities where there is particular need. You can also find a resettlement affiliate in your community at this link.

Wondering what’s involved in helping welcome new refugees? Check out this resource from HIAS.

Canadian congregations can sponsor refugees directly. Learn more at this website.


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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