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U.S. immigration officials are manipulating illiterate migrants. This must stop.

Regardless, a more compassionate immigration system wouldn’t subject migrants to this test. For many immigrants, being deported is a matter of life or death, as returning to their home countries often means they are in danger of being killed. Why should such a fate depend upon whether a migrant can read a government document? Continue reading

Family separation and refugee cap reinvigorate Jews’ activist roots: ‘We’ve always been immigrants’
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Family separation and refugee cap reinvigorate Jews’ activist roots: ‘We’ve always been immigrants’

“The Jewish community with one loud voice is saying, ‘Close the camps,’” Cohen told the protesters gathered at the Metropolitan Detention Center, a prison facility used to temporarily house immigration detainees. Some nodded, holding signs above their heads that read, “This is what ‘Never Again’ looks like,” and “All immigrants are welcome here.” Together, they recited the mourner’s kaddish, theprayer for the dead. Continue reading