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Urgent Action: Protecting Immigrant Youth from Deportation

DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has allowed for nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth who were brought to the United States as children to obtain work permits, attend school, and contribute openly to our economy without fear of deportation. In many cases, these youth grew up in the United States and want to give back to society and raise their own families in the only nation they know as home.  
President Trump is expected to make an announcement on September 5, 2017, about whether to terminate or phase out the program that provides protection from deportation.
It is urgent that President Trump and your members of Congress hear from you today about the importance of protecting these youth from deportation or detention.   
In addition to sending an email through our form above, you can also call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be directly connected to your Senators’ and Representative’s offices, and call the White House at 202-456-1111.

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    Jewish tradition is clear on the treatment of immigrants. Leviticus commands, “When strangers sojourn with you in your land, you shall not do them wrong. The strangers who sojourn with you shall be to you as the natives among you, and you shall love them as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt” (19:33-34). This teaching permeates Jewish tradition and is echoed 35 times in the Torah – the most repeated of any commandment. Our own people’s history as “strangers” reminds us of the many struggles faced by immigrants today, and we affirm our commitment to create the same opportunities for today’s immigrants that were so valuable to our own community not so many years ago.

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    For more information, contact Legislative Director Allison Grossman at (202) 387-2800 or visit the RAC's Immigration issue page.