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Farm workers harvesting in the field

Recently, members of my temple demonstrated at a Wendy’s, urging the company to join the Fair Food Program to ensure living wages and safe conditions for farm workers.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Two individuals holding a large banner sign that reads REFUGEES WELCOME

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.

Elizabeth Leff
Lines of Jewish marchers on their way to the US Capitol

DREAMers built this movement, we are honored to support it, and we are inspired by those immigrant activists who speak out for their right to stay in the only home they have known. 

Liz Cohen
120 clergy and activists sitting on the floor of a Senate office building while Capitol police look on

There is no time to waste. Every day that passes, about 122 more Dreamers lose their status and protection.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Black and white photograph of a Jewish family in Jedrzejow Poland, circa 1900

Jews were "undesirable" and "filthy," said a report submitted to the House Committee on Immigration in 1924, written by the director of the United Stated Consular Service.

Ben Sales (JTA)
US Capitol building aerial view at twilight

The great Jewish philosopher Rambam taught that the law as a whole aims to defend two things: the welfare of the soul and the welfare of the body.

Allison Grossman
Statue of Liberty against a cloudy blue sky

We are convinced that our tradition calls upon us to support immigration policy that is compassionate and fair.

Rabbi Fred Guttman and Dr. Karen Spira
Protest signs welcoming immigrants

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.

Elizabeth Leff
Protest sign reading IMMIGRANTS MAKE AMERICA GREAT

In the spirit of Sukkot and the sukkah, the Reform Jewish community is mobilizing throughout the country to pass a clean Dream Act of 2017.

Liz Cohen & Rabbi Charles Briskin
Statue of Liberty against a blue sky

We must gather together. We cannot turn aside our attention. We need to stand up and shine our collective light. Politically, we have a six-month timeline that starts now. 

Rabbi Shoshanah Conover & Rabbi Seth Limmer

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