Asylum Seekers Resource Page
Learn & Take Action
The Jewish community has long advocated for compassionate immigration reform. The situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has reached crisis proportions, with children in detention, separated from their families and denied basic humane conditions. Learn more and take action.
Jewish Community Statements:
Take Action/Show Up:
- July 2: Close the Camps protest, Federal Building, noon.
- July 2: HIAS call: “The Jewish Community Responds: On Border and Asylum”
- July 3: Bend the Arc Call
- July 12: Lights for Liberty: Next Friday night, people will be gathering for Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. Because of Shabbat, the JCRC will not be part of any local public action. However, we urge community members to participate in a way that most suits your Shabbat practice – by giving, talking, learning more; at home, from the bima, or at your shabbat table.
- Sign Bend the Arc’s Open Letter from American Jews — #CloseTheCamps
- #NeverAgainAction tool kit
- Volunteer (info from HIAS) — Volunteers are needed at the border and in communities around the country.
- Join a HIAS pro-bono legal delegation to the border
- Volunteer with HIAS as a pro-bono attorney in New York City or the DC Metro area
- Volunteer with HIAS in the New York area or the DC Metro area
- Organize a trip to the border to volunteer, for your synagogue or community.
- Organize a legal delegation to the border, for lawyers from your synagogue or community
- Find an updated list of volunteer and donation needs at the border, from Love Resists
Donate to organizations on the front lines of the crisis
to Truah for compiling the above list.)
This list is in process. It does not imply endorsement.