Like so many across the United States, we are committed to ensuring a compassionate and just national response to the growing numbers of unaccompanied minors entering the United States along the southwest border.
Elizabeth Leff (she/her) is the Social Justice Associate at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism where she drives strategy around the Reform Movement's immigration and refugee advocacy. She works to mobilize Reform communities to take action on a local, state, provincial, and federal level and administers Kraus Immigration Justice Mini-Grants as part of the Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice. Immediately prior to her current role, Elizabeth was a Leadership Development Associate at the RAC, and just before that, she was a 2017-2018 Eisendrath Legislative Assistant.
Reform Judaism calls upon us to be civically engaged, making a direct call to action to involve ourselves in shaping our institutions to propel our world toward justice.
Saturday marked a year since this ban was introduced, the first in a series of three discriminatory travel bans targeting the rights of people from Muslim-majority countries to enter the U.S.
The certainty of tomorrow is a privilege I may never fully appreciate. For 11 million undocumented people in the United States, it remains anything but certain.