Immigration Reform and the Jewish Perspective

By Gideon Aronoff

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2007

Considering immigration reform as Jews, the author cites Jewish teachings that emphasize welcome, protection and love for the stranger. He urges that the best way to reduce the negative consequences of illegal immigration is to change the system to one in which low-skilled workers can legally protect their rights. America is at a crossroads as the new Congress tackles the pressing issues facing the country today. He concludes that we need a careful and compassionate approach that incorporates the security concerns while maintaining America's historical essence as a welcoming haven.

Topic: Morality, Immigration, Ethics, Labor, Employment, Security, Public Policy, Government, Jobs

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.639-640

Page Number(s): 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Aronoff, Gideon. Immigration Reform and the Jewish Perspective. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2007: 2-3.


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