We call upon Congress to implement fair and effective immigration reform. We advocate for legislation that:
- Unites and keeps families together during the immigration process;
- Innovates new pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants;
- Prepares economic contingency plans for future migrations to protect workers’ rights;
- Empowers immigrants to fully integrate into their new communities through
- Financial support
- Vocational training;
- Protects both our national border security, as well as human rights, and;
- Encourages economic development.
We Were Strangers, Too is endorsed nationally by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), Anti-Defamation League, Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies, Bend the Arc, B’nai B’rith International, Hadassah, HIAS, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, National Council of Jewish Women, Rabbinical Assembly, T’Ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Union for Reform Judaism, Uri l’Tzekek: The Orthodox Social Justice Movement, Women of Reform Judaism, and Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring. We Were Strangers, Too is endorsed locally by Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Center (Rockville/Beallsville, MD), Baltimore Jewish Council (Baltimore, MD), Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, HIAS Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Justice (Boston, MA), Jewish Community Action (St. Paul, MN), Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Rockville, MD), Jewish Community Relations Council of Durham-Chapel Hill, Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit, Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco (CA), Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (Chicago, IL), and Jews United for Justice (Washington, DC).
Please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.212.6023 with any questions you may have, or if you would like to join the campaign!