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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:

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

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

Read 2017 Interfaith Welcoming Seder

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

Follow the JCRC and HIAS on Facebook and Twitter to learn about other upcoming events,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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