Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
In a letter timed for Passover, a broad array of Jewish groups urged President Obama and Congress to facilitate a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
“American Jews know too well the impact of restrictive immigration policies, and we have seen how the immigration issue can become a flashpoint for xenophobia,” said the letter sent March 22, spearheaded by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and including signatories representing all four Jewish religious streams as well as the major Jewish civil rights groups and the federation and public policy umbrellas.
“We are concerned the failure of national leaders to fix the broken immigration system has fueled racist, nativist, and extremist groups who blame immigrants for our country’s problems, and has been a central factor in the spread of state and local policies and laws that legalize discrimination against immigrants,” it says.
The letter, signed by 19 national groups and dozens of local groups and clergy, calls for legislation that “brings undocumented immigrants out of the shadows by providing a pathway to citizenship, creates safe and legal avenues for future flows of immigrants, reunites families, establishes border protection and enforcement policies that enhance our national security, and accords all immigrants the responsibilities and rights required for full integration into American society.”
It asks that such a system be “realistic” and that citizenship be available “within a reasonable timeframe of years, not decades.”
The letter also urges reform that “fixes the broken system for admitting and integrating refugees and asylum seekers.”
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It’s not monopoly money. It’s Israel’s new 50 Shekel bill (in the middle), with a picture of poet Shaul Tchernikovsky on it. The bill is said to feature some of the most advanced anti-counterfeiting technologies, and it just went into circulation.
S&P has confirmed that Israel’s credit rating is good, and we’re still on the right fiscal path.
Gush Etzion residents were surprised and angry when the issue of the fence was raised from the dead.
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Unconfirmed reports from Syria claiming that ISIS has executed UK aid worker Alan Henning.
Ashkenazi Jews begin saying Selichot tonight, the week of Rosh Hashana.
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Free speech on on the Ohio U. campus is restricted to anti-Zionists.
There still is hope for intelligent life on the anti-Israel campuses.
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