Society for Humanistic Judaism Endorses Immigration Reform

Whereas the fate of the Jewish people has been inextricably bound to issues of immigration and asylum for millennia, and

Whereas Humanistic Jews affirm the values of human dignity, compassion, and equality, and

Whereas deliberation over the governmental treatment of undocumented immigrants has raised issues about respect for human dignity, and

Whereas the current situation is clearly intolerable,

Therefore, the Society for Humanistic Judaism resolves in favor of:

  • the adoption of federal legislation that provides for a sound and sensible plan to secure American borders,
  • a fair and compassionate program dealing with undocumented immigrant workers that bars exploitation or stigmatization of those workers, and
  • enforcement of laws pertaining to immigration in a consistent and equitable manner.

— October 2007