FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2019
CONTACT: Sara Spain, [email protected], 202.864.0267
BEND THE ARC: THE CAMPS ARE THE OUTRAGE
New York – Following demands from conservative leadership and media that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologize to Jewish people for identifying mass detention centers of immigrants on the Southern Border as concentration camps Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, released the following statement:
“Whether we call them concentration camps, mass detention centers, or cages for children, they are a moral abomination.
“The real question is not what we call these mass detention sites growing all over the country, the question is: what is every government official and citizen doing to stop this evil? Our government is scapegoating, demonizing, and terrorizing immigrants. These policies echo the worst of Jewish history and the worst of American history. Anyone distracting from these clear facts with manufactured outrage is subverting Jewish history and trauma, and that is shameful. Jewish Americans overwhelmingly reject the hateful, anti-immigrant policies being perpetrated by the very people pretending to be offended on our behalf.”