Tuesday, April 16, 2013

National Conference Call to Discuss Immigration Bill - Thursday, April 18th, 3:30 EST

from HIAS Today
A bipartisan group of eight Senators will soon be introducing legislation to reform our country's broken immigration system. As we anxiously await introduction of the bill, please mark your calendars to join experts from HIAS and the We Were Strangers, Too: Jewish Campaign for Immigration Reform for a national conference call:

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
3:30 - 4:30 pm EST
Call: 805-399-1000, Passcode: 403065

Click here to RSVP

Before Passover, the Jewish community  sent a strong message to President Obama and Congress, urging them to take steps to fix our country's broken immigration system. We outlined that "the current system does not reflect our history as a nation of immigrants, does not meet today's security and economic needs, and is not fair and humane." And last week, members of the Jewish community joined tens of thousands of community, labor, faith, and immigrant rights supporters on the National Mall to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

The time is now. We clearly need an immigration system that is aligned with our Jewish and American values. Join us on Thursday to discuss what provisions are included in the Senate bill, how the policies would affect our communities, and next steps moving forward.

Visit www.wewerestrangerstoo.wordpress.com for more information, and please forward this message to anyone who might be interested.

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