We refuse to accept a future where the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are left to become empty symbols. We know that the vast majority of Jewish immigrants who came to this country would be rejected under today’s stricter immigration laws.
Guided by the Jewish value of “welcoming the stranger” and by the long history of our people as immigrants, refugees and outsiders, Bend the Arc advocates for the rights and dignity of immigrants. We resist cynical efforts to scapegoat immigrants. We recognize the white supremacy underlying policies of inhumane deportation and harsh restriction.
Today, we ally with contemporary immigrant communities to protect Dreamers, and we continue to support comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented peoples that respects the dignity and rights of all.