The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
כִּֽי־גֵרִ֥ים הֱיִיתֶ֖ם בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם
for you were strangers in the land of Egypt
Jewish tradition is clear on the treatment of immigrants. Our faith demands of us concern for the stranger in our midst. Now is the time to turn our creeds into action, and to ensure that justice for our country’s most vulnerable is imminent and everlasting – that it is neither delayed nor denied. This will not happen without each of you.
The Religious Action Center, in partnership with URJ Youth, is mobilizing the greater Reform Movement in an effort to help pass a clean Dream Act, which would grant permanent residence status on a conditional basis and provide a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers who attend college, work in the U.S. or serve in the military.
Congress has repeatedly failed to act to protect DREAMers, allowing an average of 122 DACA recipients to lose their status and protections every day. Those who will decide the fate of DREAMers, whether through action or inaction, need to hear from us now. Here is what you can do:
We have an opportunity to harness our collective power, innovate within our Movement and demonstrate the depth of our commitment to social justice in North America. When we do this, when we act together, we move one step closer to building the world we want—one filled with wholeness, justice, and compassion.