Immigration and Refugees
Tisha B’Av: Jews Say #CloseTheCamps
Immigrants and refugees come to the US seeking better lives for themselves and their families. Yet billions of dollars are being spent to increase immigration law enforcement and raids to detain and deport immigrants — including children — with increasing frequency, tearing families and communities apart in the process. Refugees are currently in a similarly harmful position, with attempts to instate a religious ban against Muslim refugees, cut the number of refugees allowed into the US, and underfund the entire resettlement program.
Our Jewish values compel us to welcome the stranger, for once we were strangers. NCJW is fighting back against xenophobic, anti-immigrant, and anti-refugee policies to ensure that our country continues to be a welcoming place.
65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.
News & Updates
Our Community Immigration and Refugees
By Nancy K. Kaufman For too long, we’ve read heartbreaking stories of families directly impacted by the Trump Administration’s immigration policies – of toddlers taken from their parents, mothers fleeing rape, domestic abuse, and gang violence, children being held in detention centers. This week, I traveled from San Diego, California…
We are a country of immigrants
On April 26, 2018 we delivered our petition to the White House calling for Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller’s removal. More than 2,600 individuals from 20 religions and 48 states sent the powerful message that we will not allow racism and xenophobia to shape our immigration policies. We value the members of our…