JCRC has joined with 27 national Jewish organizations to express our strong opposition to the recently expanded “zero-tolerance” policy that includes separating children from their migrant parents when they cross the border. As Jews, we understand the plight of being an immigrant fleeing violence and oppression. Our own people’s history as “strangers” reminds us of the many struggles faced by immigrants today and compels our commitment to an immigration system in this country that is compassionate and just. Separating families is a cruel punishment for children and families simply seeking a better life.
Click here to view the Jewish communal letter to Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Nielsen.
We strongly encourage individuals to sign on to ADL’s petition for individuals calling for an end to the policy by clicking here.
We also encourage residents of the Greater Boston area to attend the “Rally to protect immigrant families in Massachusetts” on June 20th at the State House.
To learn more about how to make a difference in supporting immigrants and refugees right here in Massachusetts through JCRC’s work, click here.