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You're Changing How People Think About Immigration

April Newsletter
April 8, 2013
Bend the Arc

EntryDenied.orgIf your ancestors were seeking entry to the U.S. today, do you think they would be allowed in?

With your help Bend the Arc launched to bring these questions to life. Thanks to you, thousands of people have already used the new interactive website to see if their ancestors would have been granted entry to the United States under today’s stringent immigration laws.

The early results are stunning: 96% of people’s ancestors would be denied entry under today’s laws. In other words, many of our families would not have been a part of the story of America if they were living under today’s immigration laws.

If you have not already done so, find out for yourself at If you’ve already been to the site, take a minute to share the site on Facebook, Twitter, or by email. We need your help to bring this story to more people. You can help grow the movement in support of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for historic immigration reform.

Bend the Arc is working to change the conversation around immigration reform in the Jewish community. We are connecting our immigration stories to those who aspire to become citizens today, and we are advocating for a fair and just immigration system. When workers come to find jobs in America, they must find safe work conditions and protections from abuse, something that the nearly eleven million undocumented immigrants who toil in the shadows currently live without. And immigration reform will not be complete unless it is inclusive. LGBT Americans should be able to sponsor a partner to become a citizen, just like those in opposite-sex relationships.

You can learn more and get involved at