JCUA members begin a summer of action for immigration justice

Categories: Grassroots Organizing

By Alex Chernick, JCUA Immigration Committee

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs created our Immigration Justice committee following the presidential election of Donald Trump. Five years later — as the Biden administration begins with a Democratic-controlled Congress — we continue our work with urgency and persistence.

  1. The administration cut ICE and CBP’s budgets, reduce ICE’s arbitrary detention and deportation practices, and invest those funds to citizenship supports and other community investments
  2. President Biden and DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas narrow the definition of who is a priority for deportation through Prosecutorial Discretion
  3. The White House use executive action to provide relief and eliminate the fear of deportation for undocumented people.