JVS Condemns Refugee Ban

In 1938, the Jewish Federation of Boston founded Jewish Vocational Service to help welcome refugees from Nazism in Austria and Germany, provide them with the English language and job skills they needed to start their American dream, and help America grow its way out of the Great Depression. When the United States limited refugees from the Holocaust, millions perished.

Today, America is once again shutting the door on refugees who are fleeing death, starvation, and persecution to come to America. The United States resettles more refugees than any other country. With 65 million refugees around the globe, millions of them children, we are about to face a humanitarian crisis of unimaginable proportions.

We stand with the tens of thousands of religious leaders, mayors, community volunteers, and fellow Americans in protest against the Trump administration's shameful and wholly un-American demonization and shunning of desperate refugees and immigrants. We urge you to do the same. America is, was, and will always be a nation of immigrants.

Take action today. Let the Trump administration know how you feel. And join with JVS to ensure that refugees can continue to realize their American dream. More than 500 refugees each year come to JVS, learn English, begin their careers, and meet the growing hiring needs of our many employer partners, just as they have done since 1938. Help us to ensure that the doors are re-opened, and refugees are welcomed once more.

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