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JCRC: Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta

 

January 18, 2018

Sent via e-mail and first-class mail

 

The Honorable David Perdue

United States Senate

455 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Dear Senator Perdue:

122 DACA youth have lost their status every day since September when the President announced the end of the program in September 2017; they are vulnerable to immediate pick-up by Immigration Enforcement.  800,000 people who call America their home are threatened to be sent to countries that they have never known.

 

We support the type of bipartisan, common sense legislation that Senators Durbin and Graham have proposed to fix the program so that these innocent Dreamers will be able to stay in this country and earn their way to citizenship.  We as leaders in the Jewish community urge you to support such legislation and announce your support immediately and in the strongest possible terms.  Our own immigrant experiences are examples of coming to this country and succeeding as a community. Every Dreamer deserves the same opportunity.

 

The cause is urgent; the time for action is now.

 

Signed: The Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta

(contact: Harold Kirtz, 770-789-9378)

 

American Jewish Committee, Atlanta Chapter

(contact: Dov Wilker, 404-233-5501)

Anti-Defamation League, Southeast Office

(contact: Allison Padilla-Goodman, 404-262-3470)

 

Hadassah Greater Atlanta

(contact: Sheila Dalmat, 678-923-1727)