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Would your ancestors have been allowed into America under current immigration laws? The online test that lets you find out.

The Daily Mail | April 12, 2013

Bend the Arc has launched an online test that enables users to check if their own ancestors would have been able to settle here under current laws. Most people will find that their family would have been denied entry under current laws which place strict limits on the number of people allowed to claim refugee status, the types of skills required for a work visa, and the number of people from specific countries allowed to apply for the Green Card lottery.

Jewish groups join rally for immigrants

JTA | April 11, 2013

Carrying signs reading “Don’t Deport My Bubbe” and “What Would Moses Do?,” Jewish demonstrators representing several organizations participated in the Rally for Citizenship in Washington.

Could your grandma get a green card today?

EntryDenied.org
MSNBC | April 11, 2013

Bend the Arc's new website, Entry Denied, asks if our ancestors would be allowed to come to America under current U.S. law, and the results are sobering. Current immigration law places strict limits on the number of people allowed to claim refugee status, the types of skills required for a work visa, and the number of people from specific countries allowed to apply for the Green Card lottery, among other restrictions.

California Coalition Unites To Pass the LIFE Act to Reduce Gun Violence

Highland Community News | April 10, 2013

Progressive groups in California, including Courage Campaign and Bend the Arc, are re-forming the powerful coalition of organizations that were instrumental in pushing forward legislation that protected California homeowners from predatory banks and passed Proposition 30 to balance California’s budget. This time, members are uniting again to urge the California Legislature to pass the Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement (LIFE) Act to reduce gun violence. 

Five Questions For Activist Alan Van Capelle

DavidMixner.com | April 6, 2013

When creating a list of the best young organizers in America you would have to put in the top five New York City's Alan van Capelle. Now President and CEO of Bend the Arc, a faith based Jewish organization, dedicated to domestic issues of economic and social justice, van Capelle has spent a life time organizing for a better world.

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