Massachusetts Board of Rabbis - Statement on Immigration

Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, December 4, 2008

This policy statement refers to Jewish sources and presents the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis' policy recommendations on the issue of immigration:

  • Adequate funding to expedite naturalization for eligible immigrants;
  • In-state college tuition for all students who have attended a Massachusetts high school for three years and graduated from a Massachusetts high school, regardless of immigration status;
  • Humane immigration enforcement and adjudication, including respect for family unity, and consideration of individual circumstance with the possibility of attaining legal status;
  • Protection of undocumented workers from mistreatment by employers;
  • A commitment in the Jewish community to learn more about immigration issues and to help raise the level of discourse concerning immigrants, so that public policies reflect our highest values as Jews and Americans.

Topic: Morality, Communal Responsibility, Immigration, Ethics, Jewish Text, Public Policy

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Genre: Memo

Coverage: Massachusetts , United States

Language: English

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Copyright Information: Free use and distribution for non-commercial purposes

Bibliographic Information:
Massachusetts Board of Rabbis - Statement on Immigration. Massachusetts Board of Rabbis. 4 December 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4399


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