Immigration

Immigration

The world is experiencing its worst refugee crisis in history. As Jews, we have known the experience of both fleeing persecution and being “strangers in strange lands,” making us especially sensitive to the plight of today’s refugees. 

Year Adopted: 
2017

We are instructed in the Holiness Code to treat the strangers in our midst with justice and compassion: "When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall do him no wrong. The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself for you were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Leviticus 19:33). 

Year Adopted: 
2017

It was moved and duly carried that the following resolution, introduced by Mr. Max J. Kohler, at the Conference of members of the several Boards of the Union and referred to the Executive Board be adopted:

Year Adopted: 
1924

We are deeply gratified by the cease fire accord presently in force in Vietnam. It has brought cessation to a war we have long opposed and for which we saw neither moral nor legal sanction.

We express our most reverent hope that this cease fire will ripen into an abiding and lasting peace, and that it will provide the needed opportunity to reconcile the deep domestic divisions which so embitter our society. It is time now to "bind up the wounds of the nation."

Year Adopted: 
1973

Your special committee appointed to consider the immigration bill now pending before Congress beg leave to report:

Year Adopted: 
1913

We are instructed in the Holiness Code (Lev. 19:33) to take to heart the lessons of our own history by treating aliens in our midst with justice and compassion. "When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall do him no wrong. The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." Judaism affirms the supreme value of human life and the equal

Year Adopted: 
1985

WHEREAS we of the UAHC have been sensitive to the dire human plight of the displaced and the refugee and will not turn our backs on those in need who call upon us for help; and

WHEREAS we have been concerned for the persecuted Jews of the USSR who have fled in search of freedom and refuge in the lands of their choice and yearn for unification with their families in the free world; and

WHEREAS we decry the waste and suffering of human beings; and

Year Adopted: 
1978

Background

Immigration issues continue to receive prominent attention on national and local levels. In the wake of the electoral success of Proposition 187 in California, the United States, a land of successive generations of immigrants, is lurching toward a new phase of anti-immigrant sentiment that will affect areas of American life ranging from employment and education to social services and personal liberties.

Year Adopted: 
1995

WHEREAS this country was founded on the principle of maintaining an open door in relation to people trapped by oppression; and

WHEREAS the Jewish people have long been victims of unfair persecution for our religious or political beliefs; and

WHEREAS many American Jews and many American citizens have come to this country to escape persecution; and

Year Adopted: 
1978