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Jews, Muslims call on Congress to pass immigration reform
heritagefl.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Heritage Florida Jewish News

Posted on 12/01/2013 6:33:25 PM PST by moonshinner_09

WASHINGTON, D.C.—American Jews and American Muslims called on Congress in a joint statement to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a meaningful path to citizenship. In joining together as unlikely allies, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) renewed their united push to refocus Congress’ attention on the nation’s most pressing domestic policy crisis.

The following is a joint statement from Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and Haris Tarin, director of the Washington, D.C., office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council:

“In combining our voices, we hope Congress hears that immigration reform is a priority issue across America’s many diverse communities, bringing together even those that many believe have little in common. In fact, America’s Jewish and Muslim communities share the collective experience of facing xenophobia and prejudice for their culture and faith, and being treated as outsiders in our home country.

Comprehensive immigration reform has long been a priority issue for both our communities, as many of our families share stories of immigrating to the U.S. Both of our communities have deep roots here. But both of our communities also know firsthand the struggle to find acceptance in our adopted homeland.

Eleven million people in this country contribute to our economy and strengthen the fabric of our communities, but are living without the basic civil rights and protections that the rest of us enjoy. This fundamental injustice cuts against the core values as a nation, as people of faith, and is especially compelling to the Muslim and Jewish communities who value America’s enduring history as a welcoming and compassionate nation.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: aliensmuslims; immigration; jews
Why do these folks think adding more 11 plus millions of illegals into depressed economy is going to improve all our lives. Speaking of facing xenophobia and prejudice...A 76-year-old woman who was knocked to the ground by a stranger yesterday is thought to be the latest victim in a dangerous 'knock out' game in New York.

Yvonne Small was walking through Brooklyn at about 11.30am when an unidentified person punched her in the back of the head.

Ms Small, who was knocked to the ground in the unprovoked attack, is believed to the the tenth victim in a sick craze.Her attacker struck shortly after members of the Rev Al Sharpton's group held a rally nearby to try to bring an end to the street violence. Surveillance footage of the attack has been released, as police try to track Ms Small's assailant, according to the Gothamist. Nine other victims, many Jewish residents of Brooklyn neighborhoods, have also fallen victim to the sick craze where passers by sucker punch strangers in an attempt to knock them out in one move. The National Action Network group has been rallying to prevent further attacks, and has called on social media groups to stop showing violent videos of similar attacks.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2516217/Elderly-woman-punched-ground-New-York-citys-tenth-victim-sickening-knock-craze.html#ixzz2mHTXRTSE Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

1 posted on 12/01/2013 6:33:26 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

We’re going to listen to the Islamoterrorists now?


2 posted on 12/01/2013 6:35:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my health insurance policy?)
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To: moonshinner_09

They don’t. It is just more propaganda. This Admin’s specialty.


3 posted on 12/01/2013 6:37:18 PM PST by originalbuckeye (The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Have they run out of rocks?


4 posted on 12/01/2013 6:37:39 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: moonshinner_09

Not Jews. Liberals. Mutually exclusive.


5 posted on 12/01/2013 6:41:19 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: moonshinner_09

NOBODY knows who the so-called Jews are in this deal. they are an unknown association or maybe just another Sorosian front group like JStreet...

as for Muslims, they just keep coming (flooding) into USA without worry anyway (especially with O in the whitehouse...our borders and our society are wide open to them, just look around.. and remember that the administration even gave the American Visa stamps to the Suudi dictator friends to issue to whomever they wished, that being a contacting-out of our border entry controls just for Arabs or Muslims that go through Saudi Arabia with no Americans involved in issuing the entry visas into USA....)...AND recall the half-dozen or more articles about instances where O has single-handedly declared open season for other large groups of Muslims to come to USA as “refugees” he wants to “help”.....(and he has been spending our tax money to subsidize them, too).. so the Muslims don’t particularly need “USA immigration reform...


6 posted on 12/01/2013 6:43:21 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: moonshinner_09
Screw all you people. This isn't a country without borders and the Freedom
we offer isn't the Freedom to come here and F_everything up.

Rot in hell!

7 posted on 12/01/2013 6:44:13 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: moonshinner_09

“Why do these folks think adding more 11 plus millions of illegals into depressed economy is going to improve all our lives”

what makes you think that any group that advocates for immigration, legal or otherwise, has an agenda of improving all our lives?


8 posted on 12/01/2013 6:45:01 PM PST by willywill
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To: moonshinner_09

“Angola has denied recent claims it “banned” the practice of Islam soon after the country allegedly shut down most mosques”


9 posted on 12/01/2013 6:45:05 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: willywill

lol...

El perfecto willy..


10 posted on 12/01/2013 6:50:06 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: moonshinner_09

There is a path. Take it or go to jail.


11 posted on 12/01/2013 6:51:35 PM PST by Ray76
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To: moonshinner_09
This is designed to keep pressuring House Republicans, in the foolish belief that if they don't do something, they'll lose in 2014.

If the Republicans would only frame the issue as a rule of law, and then point out the hypocrisy of Mexico's immigration laws.

12 posted on 12/01/2013 7:03:05 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: moonshinner_09
There is already a path. It starts with a visa.
Then honest work, green card, more work and behaving like an upstanding citizen for a number of years until you become one.
What's wrong with that?
Yes there is some annoying paperwork to fill out but nothing impossible.

13 posted on 12/01/2013 7:07:29 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: willywill

They are just selling the product after the sell it we will be kicked to the curb.Look at Michigan ..JUDGE GOES OFF DEEP END TO SHUT UP CHRISTIANS
Suppression of speech fine if Muslims threaten violence
Officials with American Freedom Law Center, who have been arguing the case on behalf of the Christians, also said the judge denied AFLC’s motion requesting that the court issue an order preventing the Wayne County Sheriff and his deputies from restricting the Christian evangelists from displaying their banners and signs on the public sidewalks outside of this year’s Arab Festival.
(Editor’s note: The following 22-minute video contains profane statements shouted by an angry mob and may be offensive to viewers.)
MUSLIMS STONE CHRISTIANS DEARBORN
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/judge-lets-muslim-violence-silence-christians/#cqdo6WcCUam8iizh.99

This is a small sample of what is to come..


14 posted on 12/01/2013 7:08:11 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
What Obama wants more of:


15 posted on 12/01/2013 7:10:30 PM PST by Darteaus94025 (Fascist President)
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To: moonshinner_09

Jews Uniting with Muslims????

Somebody has lost their minds.


16 posted on 12/01/2013 7:11:01 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: moonshinner_09

***...but are living without the basic civil rights and protections that the rest of us enjoy.***

And uh, what rights and protections are you referring to? I see precious little respect for our rights and protections (formerly) guaranteed under the Constitution since 0 took office.


17 posted on 12/01/2013 7:29:39 PM PST by Paulie
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To: Hardraade

This is not a prominent group of American Jews. They look pretty fringe to me. This stunt is a way for them to get some free publicity.


18 posted on 12/01/2013 7:56:04 PM PST by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: Piranha

100 leftists could easily create 400 organizations between themselves, organizing and coming up with organization names is what they are good at.


19 posted on 12/01/2013 8:01:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Piranha

Yeah, there’s a kadre of these tools. You can always rely on them being on the spot, kissing Ahmadinehjad, defending Soros as a holocaustsurvivor, and generally making asses of themselves.


20 posted on 12/01/2013 8:24:54 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: moonshinner_09

It is against free trade to not import xenophobia, isolationism, racism and muslim sectarians because Bush said so.

Typically corportate morons do not care about dissidents. If you complain of a communist discriminating you at work, you have no people skills.

Yep, coward new world.


21 posted on 12/01/2013 8:26:34 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I wonder how long is the time the Muslims want us to swallow their ‘we were here when’ mantra . I don’t recall having any Muslim concerns prior to my WWII experience or even some years after. I suspect that a search of history would show that Muslim influence and substantial presence came about the the time Bush1 decided the USA needed to protect the Sheiks of Saudi Arabia and their oil fields which carried a burden of displaced immigrants with such action.


22 posted on 12/01/2013 9:00:53 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: moonshinner_09

Not all Jews are “progressives” at least on the West Coast of FL; and not all Muslims have our best interests at heart. The reality is that IMMIGRATION LAWS ARE TO PROTECT AMERICAN CITIZENS, NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS.


23 posted on 12/01/2013 9:32:18 PM PST by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue. The Tea Party is the solvent)
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