A third-grade teacher at a Jewish day school in Scottsdale, Arizona, resigned over Twitter posts in which she said that immigrants should be shot.
The Anti-Trump Soviet Immigrants Facebook group, founded by Olga Tomchin, fills an immense need for progressive Russian immigrants.
Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh had strong words for the Trump administration.
People from all over Chicagoland have come O’Hare International Airport to protest and to bring food for the lawyers. They’ve been talking and getting to know one another. And Monday night, Chicago Tribune photographer Nuccio DiNuzzo took what has become the most emblematic photo of the wave of airport protests nationwide.
Chicago’s city council voted Wednesday to reaffirm its status as a sanctuary city and protect immigrants from deportations almost at exactly the same time President Donald Trump signed an executive order that tightened immigration laws and declared that the U.S. government would cut off federal grants to sanctuary cities “except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes.”
At Wednesday’s meeting, Emanuel presented Trump with a letter signed by himself and 13 other mayors, including Bill de Blasio of New York and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, asking the president-elect to continue President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children to remain and work here. Currently 742,000 people benefit from DACA, 69,571 of them in Illinois.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and Donald Trump are not natural political allies, and Emanuel has been vocal in his opposition to the president-elect on many issues. Nonetheless, the two sat down Wednesday for a 45-minute conversation at Trump Tower in New York, joined by Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior advisor Stephen Bannon.
As Hungary grapples with the impact of an unprecedented refugee crisis — and the government’s own vitriolic anti-refugee campaign — young Budapest Jews have come to the forefront of the fight for refugees’ rights.
It wasn’t only about helping a limited number of people – important though that was. It was an opportunity to enlist the vocal support of the wider Jewish community and, ultimately, influence the UK government to live up to its promises on refugee absorption.
The Jewish Megatrends thesis put forward by Rabbi Sid Schwarz offers a useful basic description of the current moment we are in as an American Jewish community. Here are some thoughts and reflections.