NCJW Responds to House Republican Immigration Principles

January 31, 2014, Washington, DC — In response to the principles for immigration reform drafted by the House Republican conference, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Nancy K. Kaufman issued the following statement:

“NCJW has worked hard to move the conversation around immigration reform forward in the past year, and we appreciate the introduction of principles for reform by House Republicans as a sign of their commitment to fixing our broken immigration system. The document includes principles that we find encouraging and others that are deeply troubling. We hope that this step forward by the House majority indicates a strong commitment to move comprehensive immigration reform legislation forward.

“One year ago the President affirmed his commitment to achieving comprehensive immigration reform, and a bipartisan group of senators came together around proposals that resulted passage of a compromise bill last June. Now it is time for a bipartisan effort in the House aimed at advancing this issue.

“NCJW will continue to work for fair and just immigration reform that reflects our values as Jews and as Americans, including a path to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants living and working in the shadows of our communities.”

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

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