We are in the midst of a national crisis — but it’s not the one Trump and his immoral Administration are using to shut down the government. Trump and his Administration ARE the crisis.
Millions of workers are going without pay. Huge numbers of Americans who rely on government subsidized housing are facing the risk of eviction. This shut down is impacting all Americans, and, per usual, people of color are facing a disproportionate impact.
All over a wall that’s not just a wasteful, dangerous and senseless endeavor. It’s a profound symbol of the white nationalist worldview espoused by the president and his allies: the view that immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers are not welcome here and must be kept out at any expense.
As American Jews and allies, we demand the shut down end without harming our immigrant family. The real humanitarian crisis we need to end is this administration’s cruel treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers, and the way this administration is holding thousands of workers who live paycheck-to-paycheck hostage with this government shutdown.
Tell Trump: End this shutdown and stop attacking immigrants now.