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The JCRC's Response to the Refugee Crisis

On Jan. 26th, several Federal executive orders were signed which significantly altered American policy as it relates to immigrants and refugees, and in particular banned travelers to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries. These executive actions have spurred nationwide protests and lawsuits, as well as widespread condemnation by the American Jewish community, including all four of our major religious denominations.

Even before the Executive Orders were signed into law, the JCRC issued a statement strongly opposing this dramatic change in federal refugee policy, and we are delighted to be working with HIAS to respond to these events by educating our community and providing concrete opportunities for advocacy and action on the ground.  

On this page, you can:

1. Read The JCRC's Statement from Jan. 26th opposing the President's Executive Order.

2. Listen to a recording of the JCRC's February 2nd conference call briefing with HIAS CEO
Mark Hetfield

3. Read HIAS's 9 Ways You Can Stand Up and Fight Back for Refugees

4. If you are a lawyer, volunteer as a pro bono attorney for HIAS refugee clients

5. Sign up for HIAS's in-district meeting training call February 3rd at 12:00 P.M. EST or 
Sign up for another HIAS training call on February 7th at 3:00 PM. EST.
Same content, different dates/times.

6. If you are a young professional (20s or 30s), attend HIAS's meeting on Monday, Feb. 6th at
Sixth and I in DC

7. Follow the JCRC and HIAS on Facebook and Twitter to learn about other upcoming events, including a #JewsforRefugees Assembly and training for synagogues and individuals.

 

On Jan. 26th, the President signed several executive orders significantly altering American policy as it relates to immigrants and refugees, and in particular banning travelers to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries. These executive actions have spurred nationwide protests and lawsuits, as well as widespread condemnation by the American Jewish community, including all four of our major religious denominations. The JCRC welcomed Mark Hetfield, President and CEO, of HIAS, for an in-depth analysis of the orders: legal application, Constitutional challenges, diplomatic and political consequences, and advocacy and outreach responses underway at the national and local levels.

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