As we noticed here yesterday, American Jews and British Jews share the same agenda when it comes to immigration and refugee resettlement.
“JTA — The Reform movement and HIAS, the leading Jewish immigration advocacy group, have decried the Trump administration’s new restrictions on refugees as a moral abdication. …”
I find it interesting that Israel feels no moral obligation to take in Syrian refugees considering how it has supported ISIS and has repeatedly destabilized its next door neighbors for years in the region. Why isn’t HIAS concerned about Israel’s moral obligations?
“This order is in effect a state-by-state, city-by-city refugee ban, and it’s un-American and wrong,” HIAS President Mark Hetfield said Friday in a statement. “Is this the kind of America we want to live in? Where local towns can put up signs that say ‘No Refugees Allowed’ and the federal government will back that?”
My only complaint is that there haven’t been drastic cuts to illegal and legal immigration. The wall hasn’t been built. Interior enforcement is unimpressive. The refugee cuts are nice, but it is a bandaid on a mortal wound. I’m also not satisfied with the rate of deportations.