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Refugee Resettlement & Immigrant Justice 

The Eternal said to Abram, "Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you." - Genesis 12:1

JRC’s Refugee Resettlement and Immigrant Justice Initiative works to make sure America remains a place which welcomes immigrants seeking safety. We welcome newly arriving refugees, helping them build a foundation to be productive members of our community. As part of our covenant with the world, we stand and act in solidarity with sister houses of faith to protect and defend our immigrant sisters and brothers. Join us in acts of solidarity. 

We partner with CWS (Church World Service – Durham) to resettle refugees locally and with HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), The RAC’s North American Immigrant Justice Initiative , and the Triangle Interfaith Advocates for Refugees and Immigrants to support more welcoming policies nationally and locally.

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Upcoming Refugee Resettlement and Immigrant Justice Activities

"Immigrant Detention & Deportation" panel

Sunday, Apr 5th 2:00p to 4:00pJRC's Refugee and Immigrant Justice Committee present a panel discussion with Amilcar Valencia, Pastor Edgar Vegara, and La Semilla community members affected by detention.


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Family separation moral state of emergency

Moral Emergency: As crying children are taken from their parents’ arms, the American Jewish community must not remain silent.

To those who are targeted by the cruel policies of the present administration, know that the Jewish community hears your cries. We will take risks to support you, and we will demand that our nation’s leaders take action. We will not abide the claim that people didn’t know or understand the extent of your suffering; we will not allow your torment to be in vain. Jewish leaders have declared a Moral Emergency. Stand with immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, with the children, and with their parents. Join in declaring: Not here. Not now. Not in our name. Individuals sign on here.

Mon, February 24 2020 29 Sh'vat 5780