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Jewish Groups Push for Immigration Reform on Passover Eve
The jewish daily Forward ^ | March 25, 2013. | JTA

Posted on 03/31/2013 3:18:47 PM PDT by klpt

An array of Jewish groups urged President Obama and Congress to ease the path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Nineteen national groups and dozens of local groups and clergy signed on to a letter sent last Friday that was timed for Passover.

“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, which was spearheaded by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

Signatories represented all four major 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,” the letter says.

Read more: http://forward.com/articles/173720/jewish-groups-push-for-immigration-reform-on-passo/#ixzz2P9spMMJp

(Excerpt) Read more at forward.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: immigration

1 posted on 03/31/2013 3:18:47 PM PDT by klpt
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To: klpt

Running out of cheap labor are they?


2 posted on 03/31/2013 3:34:11 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: klpt

whenever a Jewish lib organization says its agenda is supported by multiple Jewish streams- doubt it.
Real rabbis dont recognize fake streams.

and when did a pathway to citizenship become the end game?


3 posted on 03/31/2013 3:34:29 PM PDT by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: klpt

What, they want that Mexicans should go to Israel? Or are they talking about Paleo immigration to Israel?


4 posted on 03/31/2013 3:37:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: klpt

And besides, they aren’t “illegal aliens” so much as “Mexican citizens”.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 3:38:04 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: klpt
National Organizations:

American Forum of Russian Jewry (AFRJ)

American Jewish Committee

Anti‐Defamation League

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

B’nai B’rith International

Bukharian Jewish Congress of the USA and Canada

HIAS(Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)

Jewish Council on Public Affairs

Jewish Federations of North America

Keshet

National Council of Jewish Women

Orthodox Union

Rabbinical Assembly

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Tikkun Olam Commission of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement

T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

Union for Reform Judaism

Uri L’Tzedek

Women of Reform Judaism

Signatories to this letter:
http://intranet.hias.org/uploaded/file/019d91f6add54d316cbfafffb6012ebe.pdf

One Hundred Jewish Organizations Send Pre-Passover Message to President and Congress: Fix Our Broken Immigration System
Posted on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 13:29 pm
http://www.hias.org/en/post/25/jewish-organizations-send-prepassover-message

6 posted on 03/31/2013 3:47:32 PM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: haffast
First place to FIX is the family reunification part. Then re-create the national origins system with the Mexicans getting first crack at it for 10 years.

Within that framework the Mexicans wanting a green card to come here need to be matched head for head with an illegal alien without a green card.

Mexico can send in special teams to retrieve their own, or other aliens who used the US/Mexician border, or a Mexico originating flight to show up here.

I think that might reduce our deportation costs substantially while simultaneously encouraging ALL OTHERS anywhere in the world to AVOID showing up where the Mexican special teams can tag you out and take you to Mexico to spend time in a Mexican jail.

The basic thrust here is to turn legitimate immigration into a benefit to Mexico and the US while getting rid of the criminals.

7 posted on 03/31/2013 4:12:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: zerosix

The Jewish Forward is a Socialst magazine. Not representative of all Jews. believe me. I hope this thread does not turn into a Jew bashing one.


8 posted on 03/31/2013 4:24:38 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: klpt

In recent months the following has been reported regarding Israel:

- Israel has hysically deported African immigrants
- Israel has significantly strengthened their borders
- Israel was secretly giving Deprovera to their African immigrants so that they would not reproduce.
- Israel has re-emphasized that Israel is a Jewish nation for Jews.

Minus sterilizing women, I have no problem with Israel’s steps to limit immigration and keep their national identity. Did these Jewish groups raise issue about acceptance and xenophobia with the Israel government, though? My guess is that a double standard is applied.


9 posted on 03/31/2013 4:44:19 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: klpt

The “Forward” is a longtime leftist rag!


10 posted on 03/31/2013 4:45:49 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Hildy

” I hope this thread does not turn into a Jew bashing one.”

You know, I don’t either, but good, decent Conservative Jews need to stand up and be counted not unlike the Dr. Ben Carson’s and Col. Allen West’s are doing in their respective community. Jews, as a community, have some of the same problems as do “Holder’s People.” You have any number of high-profile folks who are clearly Marxists, but none among you ever speak out against them. I don’t believe in “Jew Bashing,” but I do believe that the truth needs to be spoken. I welcome your response!


11 posted on 03/31/2013 6:46:59 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“In recent months the following has been reported regarding Israel:”

I think there needs to be a distinction made between Israel and her Jewish population and the Jews who are American citizens. In my mind, they are two separate and distinct groups. And personally, I think the Israeli’s are more in tune with the principles upon which this country was founded than are American Jews with some exceptions.


12 posted on 03/31/2013 6:51:00 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Anyone familiar with ‘Forverts’ and the lefties in the story would know they are as suicidal about Israel as they are about America.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 6:54:48 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: klpt
You do know the NEW DEM MEME is right wingers are antisemites? Right? It's not true of course, and freepers almost uniformly have supported Israel for years... as has Sarah Palin and most real conservatives. So, why is this here... now? We don't want to help liberal push a lie, do we?
14 posted on 03/31/2013 7:55:04 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: klpt; Nathan; SJackson

Posting from extreme liberal news magazines should be mentioned. This piece looks like it’s meant to stir up anger against Jews.. and there’s lots of Jewish freepers who might not be amused.


15 posted on 03/31/2013 7:57:53 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: vette6387

You have no idea how many conservative Jews are in the Conservative/Tea Party movements, including my daughter.
I’ve been involved in Jewish affairs since 1963, taking on the Nazis, Communists/KGB, PLO, Libyan operatives, and domestic communists including the Weathermen.

Many of us operate behinds the scenes because we can be more effective that way. Many of us are/were journalists and authors of books that have fought our enemies and in some cases, kicked the shit out of them.

Thanks to sites like FreeRepublic, our works and our comments can be spread out to tens of thousands of other patriotic Americans, which beats trying to stand on a street corner and talk to 10 people and a dog.

Just look at how many Jewish conservative columnists there are at Townhall.Com (Prelutsky, some of the Kleins, Ben Stein, etc), Aaron Klein, WND, Ben Shapiro and others at Breitbart, Kesler at Maggie’s Farm, Ruth King at “Ruthfully Yours”, etc.

Major Jewish organizations do not represent us as most of us don’t belong to them. We value our independence in thinking and not the knee-jerk mentally of too many of the mainstream organizations.

The Jews who came to America in the last century, including my relatives, came for a better life, but they all became legalized citizens, spoke English ( and many other languages as well), supported our schools, our laws, and served in the armed forces in all the 20th Century wars (my father, grandfather, cousins, mother -Army civilian; etc).

Believe me, we Jews who have our heads screwed on properly know that you can’t have an immigration program that promotes illegality and bribes illegals with money and rights, and keep America a great nation.

The Jewish immigrants of the past became “Americans” (read “The Education of HYMAN Kaplan”), books by Harry Golden, Roth, and others.

Unfortunately today’s illegals want to remain Mexicans or Guatemalans, etc. and are trying to bring their country here instead of becoming an active part of America.

There is a difference but too many major Jewish organizations still have their heads up their 1940’s butts. That is no way to have an immigration policy when our country is under such great attack on all fronts.

Either you are an American or you aren’t. Either you are a legal citizen or you aren’t. Once a realistic national policy is adopted (when pigs fly with the Democrats in office), then the nuances of “anchor babies” and brought-in children should be addressed in a humane way.

However, a citizen’s first duty it to protect their country from all enemies and threats, foreign and domestic. Today, Democrats, immigrationists and liberals are the greatest threat to America, and it they are Jewish, then they are part of the problem too.

As a Jewish American I say, either you are with us or you are against us. America either stands for something or it will die. I prefer to take a stand to keep it standing.


16 posted on 03/31/2013 10:21:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: vette6387

Well, for starters:

20) Jeff Jacoby: Columnist
19) Jennifer Rubin: Columnist and blogger for the Washington Post
18) Lucianne Goldberg: Lucianne.com
17) Ben Shapiro: Columnist, radio host.
16) Pamela Geller: Blogger, activist, Executive Director of Stop Islamization of America.
15) Ari Fleischer: Former White House Press Secretary, CNN Contributor
14) Ben Stein: American Spectator columnist, actor
13) Ken Mehlman: Former Bush campaign manager, Former RNC Chairman
12) Michael Medved: 3.75 million radio listeners, columnist
11) John Podhoretz: Editor of Commentary, New York Post columnist
10) David Horowitz: FrontPageMagzine, David Horowitz Freedom Center, & Students for Academic Freedom.
9) Dennis Prager: 1.5 radio listeners, columnist
8) Jonah Goldberg: Columnist
7) Michael Savage: 9 million radio listeners
6) William Kristol: Founder and Editor of the Weekly Standard
5) Charles Krauthammer: Columnist, frequent TV appearances
4) Eric Cantor: House Majority Leader
3) Andrew Breitbart: Breitbart.com, Big Journalism, Big Hollywood, Big Peace.
2) Mark Levin: 8.5 million radio listeners
1) Matt Drudge: Founder of the Drudge Report


17 posted on 03/31/2013 10:59:23 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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18 posted on 04/01/2013 5:13:27 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: vette6387

Jews represent 2% of the population.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 7:40:58 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Hildy

“Jews represent 2% of the population.”

But in New York, it’s 8.5%; New Jersey, it’s 5.7%; Washington DC it’s 4.5%. Not many Jews in the Heartland though, and it is those states where the Constitution is still revered. Jews are, like Blacks, a solid bloc of RAT votes, which never waivers. Conservative Jews are comparatively few in number. They are the Allen West’s and Ben Carson’s of their ethnic group.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 9:16:27 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Since we’re counting, how many Catholics in New York?


21 posted on 04/01/2013 9:19:35 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Hildy

“Since we’re counting, how many Catholics in New York?”

And just how is that relevant to the discussion?


22 posted on 04/01/2013 9:51:46 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: klpt

Jews for the Pharaoh. They are pissing on Judaism and the country.


23 posted on 04/01/2013 10:53:46 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
- Israel was secretly giving Deprovera to their African immigrants so that they would not reproduce.
By secret, you mean the women asked the clinics to do it without the knowledge of their husbands. And it isn't sterilization.

Minus sterilizing women, I have no problem with Israel’s steps to limit immigration and keep their national identity. Did these Jewish groups raise issue about acceptance and xenophobia with the Israel government, though? My guess is that a double standard is applied.
Most had nothing to say about it. Although some of the left wing ones have called for Israel to help African immigrants.

24 posted on 04/01/2013 10:58:52 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: vette6387
Actually, New York and New Jersey Jews are voting more and more Republican. It got so bad in NYC, that the Democrats got rid of two Jewish districts to get rid of the Republican-Conservatives representing them.

2 Jewish neighborhoods were hard hit by Sandy. But official Jewry, can only take a breather fellating Obama long enough to make Pharaohs case against the Jews. They aren't acting according to Jewish law or interest. It is a liberal interest group thing. They want fat cat money and government grants. And if they import Muslims and MExicans who hate Jews, they can always ask for more grants.

25 posted on 04/01/2013 11:04:50 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
“Actually, New York and New Jersey Jews are voting more and more Republican.”

This is very interesting information. Still, from what you are saying, the preponderance of East Coast Jews are in the pockets of the RATS. We have a similar situation here in the Bay Area. All the Silicon Valley High-Tech firms are run by Secular Progressive Jews ( many of whom were the technical genius behind the products that form the basis for their being). I know, I used to work there. But there alliance, though Jewish in it’s makeup, isn’t the least bit religious. They use their “jewish ethnicity” as a business connection. At the upper levels, they use the fact of their being Jewish as a means of effecting control. You find very few non-Jews in positions of responsibility. If you are not a Jew, you don’t get into the upper eschelons of these companies. And beyond that they are all Liberal/Marxist in their politics. So much to say, they believe that they are THE leaders and the RAT philosophy fits that view.

26 posted on 04/02/2013 8:25:06 AM PDT by vette6387
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