Your inaction on the Dream Act is a moral disaster.
As Dreamers, over 17,000 of us have lost protection from deportation since the President dismantled the DACA program. Over a million of us live in fear of being torn away from our homes and families if Congress fails to act.
As Jews, we recognize the dangers of President Trump’s inhumane policies and scapegoating of immigrants — we’ve seen this before. We stand with our immigrant neighbors on the side of justice, not oppression, of liberation, not deportation.
That’s why, on January 17th, American Jews and Dreamers from across the country came to D.C. for a bold historic action at the Capitol, joining the brave activists and allies fighting to make Congress listen.
We demand a Dream Act now.
Queremos un Dream Act ahora.
Stosh Cotler, CEO Bend the Arc Jewish Action
Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder United We Dream
Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA
Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director, Anti-Defamation League
Nancy Kaufman, Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Jewish Women
Melanie Nezer, HIAS Senior Vice President for Public Affairs
Rabbi Jill Jacobs, T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, Executive Director, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities
Judy Levey, Executive Director, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
Deborah Goldstein, President, Carolina Jews for Justice
Jonathan D. Rosenblum, Executive Director, Jewish Labor Committee
Rabbi Elizabeth Richman, Deputy Director and Rabbi in Residence, Jews United for Justice