As Jews we are commanded to welcome the stranger, for once we too were strangers. Our history as a people is replete with migration, both voluntary and forced, and many of us are immigrants and/or the descendants of those who sought better lives in the United States. Modern day asylum seekers and immigrants deserve to be welcomed with open arms, not packed into detention camps. Below are ways to take action to close immigrant detention camps.
Sample Posts for Twitter and Facebook
Our Jewish values teach us to defend the dignity of all human life. Kavod ha’briot. This shouldn’t end when someone is seeking asylum. #closethecamps
When asylum seekers come here they should be treated with dignity, not sleeping on concrete floors and being denied soap and toothpaste. #closethecamps
At least seven children have died in US custody in the past year. More than 11,000 children are being held by the government on any given day. How is that the land of opportunity? #closethecamps.
“That is, extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water or adequate food.” This is not what we stand for. #closethecamps https://cnn.it/2L2Ij2K
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