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  • Channeling Purim’s Esther, Jewish women fast for immigration reform

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    While many devout Jews across the United States and elsewhere observed the pre-Purim tradition of fasting on Thursday, March 13, more than 200 Jewish women and men are going without food today for a different cause: immigration reform.

    This year, members and supporters of the...

  • What I learned from Henry

    February 5, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    The news that Congressman Henry Waxman would not seek re-election to a 21st term has sent shockwaves through Los Angeles. From the environmental and health activists for whom Waxman was a hero, to the pro-Israel community where he was one of the most important allies in Congress,...

  • Berman did write DREAM Act, immigration activists say, contradicting Sherman’s heated denials.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 12, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    During a debate on Oct. 12, Rep. Brad Sherman, in a bizarre outburst, threw his arm around Rep. Howard Berman, yelling, “Do you want to get into this?”

    “This” might have been a physical fight, or it might have been what the two Congressmen were arguing over before Sherman got...

  • The ABCs of immigrating to the USA

    By Cedric M. Shen

    February 15, 2011 | 10:25 am


    Rarely has such an innocuous word caused so much debate, stirred so much passion, and given so much hope, in recent times.  From 9/11, to the Great Recession, to SB 1070, to the DREAM Act - immigration issues permeate just about every facet of our lives.  I am a U.S....

  • Briefs: DREAM Act passage pushed, City clears Holocaust Museum hurdle, but one more remains

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    DREAM Act Passage Pushed

    The American Jewish Committee (AJC) joined last week in a mock graduation to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act, which would enable the estimated 50,000 undocumented students who graduate high school each year to enter college and earn citizenship.