Let My People Stay: Jewish Community Stands with the Dreamers
On January 17, 100 other Jewish community leaders and activists, including NCJW staff, were arrested while sitting-in at the US Capitol to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act immediately. Nancy K. Kaufman discusses this act of civil disobedience.
“It is ‘extremely important to express our solidarity with Dreamers,’ Kaufman explained, as they may lose their legal guest status to work and study in America. She described the advocacy event as a wonderfully collaborative initiative to not just advance social justice but also to ‘support families,’ and said that the Jewish people ‘only need to look back into the last generation to see doors closed’ to recent Jewish American immigrants.”