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  • Refugee promise, immigrant fear

    By Arthur Cohn

    1 week ago

    Many European countries characterize the refugee crisis as a “German problem.” This is absurd — it should concern all member states, many of which have a dismissive attitude toward refugees. In stark contrast stands German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with her now famous expression,...

  • Talking Trump with my father

    August 23, 2016 | 3:45 pm

    In my mind, I have arguments with my dad. In my mind, I am much more eloquent than my first grade Russian could possibly allow.

    If he were alive today, my father would vote for Trump--  just like most of the Russian Jewish immigrant population and a sizeable minority of Persian...

  • Donald Trump, accepting nomination, paints dark picture in pledging to put ‘America first’

    July 22, 2016 | 8:18 am

    Accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pledged to restore law and order to America, to put “America first” in world affairs, and to work with Israel — which he called “our greatest ally in the region.”

    Attacking presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary...

  • Jewish migrants preferred to Muslims in Europe, British study finds

    June 20, 2016 | 11:14 am

    The prospect of Jewish immigration raised the least amount of opposition among respondents to a British survey about attitudes to immigration.

    A study conducted by the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College in Oxford found that 7 percent of British people would allow...

  • Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims entering U.S.

    December 7, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to last week's shooting spree by two Muslims who the FBI said were radicalized.

    Trump's "statement on preventing...

  • At gala dinner, Mexican President Pena Nieto thanks American Jews for pro-immigration stand

    November 10, 2015 | 2:23 pm

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised the Jewish community of the United States for supporting the rights of Hispanic immigrants.

    “You have raised the banner of this cause,” he said.

    The president addressed 150 Jews from North and South America at a gala dinner last...

  • Liberal Jewish group launches TV campaign against anti-immigrant hatred

    November 2, 2015 | 4:52 pm

    The public debate over immigration reform and the rhetoric that is being used in the Republican presidential primary in the last few months, has prompted Bend the Arc, a Jewish social justice group, to launch a campaign against anti-immigrant hatred.

    On Monday, the Jewish...

  • Pope tells Congress U.S. should reject hostility to immigrants

    September 24, 2015 | 10:00 am

    Pope Francis told Congress on Thursday that the United States should reject a "mindset of hostility" to immigrants, directly addressing a thorny subject that is dividing the country and stirring debate in the 2016 presidential campaign.

    In a historic first speech by a pope to a...

  • Central American immigrants’ story reflects Jews’ past

    June 17, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    I recently was part of a small group of lawyers given the opportunity to tour the family immigration detention centers in southern Texas. The purpose of the trip was to introduce us to the facilities and the detainees and to urge us and our law firms to contribute our time and...

  • Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama’s immigration action

    May 26, 2015 | 1:28 pm

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday in favor of 26 states challenging President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, potentially paving the way for a Supreme Court decision on the issue.

    Two judges on the three-judge panel ruled that the executive...

  • God Bless America and my new green Green Card

    By Ilana Angel

    March 25, 2015 | 8:05 pm

    I came to the United States in 1991 on vacation and never left. I met my husband, got married in 1992, and was given a Green Card. I remember being disappointed when I got the card becasue it was actually pink. I had seen the movie Green Card the same year I moved here and was...

  • Census puts U.S. population at 320.09 million, up 0.7 percent from year-ago

    December 30, 2014 | 11:05 am

    The U.S. population is seen at 320.09 million people as of Jan. 1, up 0.73 percent from a year earlier, the Census Bureau said on Monday.

    The Census Bureau said in a statement that the figure represents an increase of about 11.35 million people, or 3.67 percent, since the last...

  • Arabs to outnumber Jews in Israel, West Bank and Gaza in 2016

    December 30, 2014 | 9:16 am

    The number of Palestinians living in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza will equal the number of Jewish Israelis in 2016, according to Palestinian statistics.

    The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics in a report summarizing 2014 determined that the projected number of...

  • U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill

    December 11, 2014 | 6:53 pm

    The House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late on Thursday to fund most federal agencies through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

    By a vote of 219-206, the House approved the bill, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security only...

  • Taking on the “Boxcar” Crowd

    December 8, 2014 | 9:44 am

    In the Saturday (11/29/2014) New York Times story about the provenance of President Obama’s executive order on immigration, readers learned that House Speaker John Boehner faced opposition to comprehensive immigration legislation “from what Republican aides call the ‘boxcars...

  • Welcoming the stranger

    November 25, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    On almost every emerging issue of public policy, our community asks the same question, either in audible or hushed voices: “Is it good for the Jews?” In the matter of President Barack Obama’s recent decision to defer and sideline prosecutions that might have resulted in the...

  • Immigrant nation

    By Rob Eshman

    November 22, 2014 | 10:54 pm

    When you emerge from the Berlin subway into the Hermannplatz neighborhood, you enter Turkey.  Food stalls offer fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice, sesame-encrusted simit and flakey boreks oozing sheep’s milk cheeses.  The language spoken on the street, the signs, the music from...

  • What a GOP Senate would mean for the Jewish communal agenda

    October 6, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    Should Republicans win the Senate and maintain control of the House of Representatives on Nov. 4 — as many observers expect them to do — the political gridlock that has characterized much of President Obama’s term is poised to intensify.

    Jewish strategies, however, will remain...

  • Just little bits of history repeating

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 10, 2014 | 1:50 pm

  • France largest source of immigration to Israel so far in 2014

    September 5, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Reaching a 25-year high, immigration to Israel from France has become the largest single source of newcomers to Israel so far this year.

    Some 4,566 French immigrants arrived in Israel from January through Sept. 1, surpassing Russia, with 2,632 immigrants, and Ukraine, with 3,252...

  • In race for Congress, how different are candidates Elan Carr and Ted Lieu?

    By Jared Sichel

    August 6, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Democratic State Sen. Ted Lieu and Republican District Attorney Elan Carr may be competing to fill longtime Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman’s seat in November, but in an era in which the two parties rarely work together, the similarities between these two candidates are one of...

  • The immigration debate: Children at the border

    July 23, 2014 | 3:46 pm

    Earlier this month, when I saw the images from Murrieta of anti-immigration protesters blocking a bus of undocumented women and children, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the story of the MS St. Louis, the boat of Jewish refugees that attempted to reach America in 1939.

    When I...

  • From Grizzly Bears to Gaza Rockets: Alaskan olim head for Israel

    July 21, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    Rebecca Scoggin lived in a lot of places growing up: Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks, Homer, Anchorage. But except for the two years she lived in Seattle after high school, she never lived outside Alaska.

    At least she hadn’t until a few months ago. Inspired by a Birthright trip she took...

  • With Republicans opposed, Obama vows to act on his own on immigration

    June 30, 2014 | 12:42 pm

    President Barack Obama vowed to act on his own on U.S. immigration reform on Monday after House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told him Republicans would not permit a vote on immigration legislation this year.

    Obama, in a White House Rose Garden appearance, said he had...

  • Jewish values at heart of immigration reform

    February 12, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Last May, an unusual delegation arrived at the State Capitol building in Sacramento: a contingent of some 50 Reform Jews, clergy and lay leaders, hailing from congregations across California. They had come to campaign for the Trust Act, a bill designed to limit deportations of...

  • ‘Don’t take my daddy’: When the immigration debate hits home

    By David Suissa

    December 11, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    No matter where you sit on the immigration debate, it’s hard not to be moved by what happened to little Adam, an 8-year-old Jewish boy from the San Fernando Valley who watched his father being taken away on the morning of Oct. 18.

    Adam was holding his father’s hand as they...

  • Israel’s population grows slightly to 8.081 million

    September 3, 2013 | 7:18 am

    The population in Israel rose to 8.081 million — 148,000 more than on the eve of Rosh Hashanah a year ago.

    According to data released Monday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the population grew by 1.8 percent, with 75.1 percent of Israel’s population, or 6.066 million...

  • Immigration bill: For nannies and caregivers, legal status isn’t enough

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 2, 2013 | 10:13 am

    At 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, Amelia Barnachea waited in a copy shop in downtown Los Angeles, shifting her weight from one foot to the other. "I’m exercising," the diminutive Filipina-American home health aide explained, looking very spry for her 72 years. 

    Barnachea, who...


    By  David A. Lehrer

    May 16, 2013 | 3:52 pm

    It's a critical time for immigration reform in this country. Washington is getting set to make major changes, the likes of which haven't been seen since the 1980's under President Ronald Reagan. The issues affect families every day, alter economies for years and touch every aspect...

  • Poverty is not a disgrace, nor is it filthy.

    By Maya Paley

    May 3, 2013 | 12:56 pm

    I have this calendar of Yiddish sayings on my desk. I never really think about the sayings on the calendar. I just tear off each day’s page so that I feel like I’m making good use of this gift I got from my grandparents’ friends. But today I arrived at the office and quickly...

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