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RSJI: IMMIGRATION

Group Chair:  Cindy Zeldin                                                       Clergy Liaison:  Rabbi Sam Kaye

The Immigration Group focuses on helping undocumented people both in the United States and at the border.  Judaism teaches us to love and welcome the stranger as mentioned in the Torah 36 times. That is the main focus of the Immigration Group.

Our primary goal is to bring hope to families seeking safety and security on our border.  

In addition, we focus on the following efforts:

  • Raise funds to help the street school at Matamoros Texas providing some semblance of comfort to hundreds of children at the border.
  • Court reporting through Emory University.
  • Advocate for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
  • Letter writing campaign with El Refugio Ministry and Stewart Detention Center.

After this pandemic, we will go to the border to witness and help families reunite.  One example, is Tania Romero, who has been in this country since 1998, had stage 4 cancer and was detained in a detention center right here in Georgia for 3 months. With the help of my committee and others, she was released, and is now living with her children in Lawrenceville. We will continue to help her and her family.

Fri, December 4 2020 18 Kislev 5781