OPPOSE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BARRIER TO REFUGEES

16Mar - by mh - 0 - In Resistance & Activism

AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICES / URGE CONGRESS TO OPPOSE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BARRIER TO REFUGEES

President Trump’s executive orders to bar thousands of people, especially Muslims, seeking asylum from religious, political and ethnic persecution are deeply troubling. These policies are fundamentally un-American and violate our Jewish values to welcome the stranger and treat all human beings with respect.

As American Jews, we know all too well how horrible it was for the United States to turn a cold shoulder to persecuted Jews in Europe who sought refuge here during World War II. Unconscionably, we sent them back to their deaths. We cannot allow anything like that to happen again.

Tell Congress that there is no place for religious discrimination against refugees by the leaders of the United States.

LINK: American Jewish World Service

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