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JSPAN Board Welcomes Immigration and Refugee Advocates

At its March 2016 Board meeting, JSPAN welcomed the leaders of three local immigration and refugee advocacy organiztions: Sundrop Carter, Director of Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), Peter Pedemonti, Director of New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, and Judi Bernstein-Baker, (please click on photo for more text) longtime Director of HIAS-PA.

JSPAN Joins Jewish Coalition for Immigration Reform

On March 20, JSPAN and more than thirty other national, regional and local Jewish organizations sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to pass fair and workable immigration reform, and to conduct the debate in a respectful and civil manner that will counter anti-immigrant bigotry. The letter, spearheaded by HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, articulates the immigration reform principles that JSPAN supports. It was addressed to Speaker of the House Pelosi and was also sent to House Republican Leader Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Reid and Senate Minority Leader McConnell. JSPAN supports the principles enunciated in the HIAS letter, but in addition, would condition amnesty for undocumented aliens on certification by the President or the Congress that our southern border has been made secure.

JSPAN Proposes Immigration Policy

Immigration issues continue to dominate the news as Congress struggles to reconcile diametrically opposite views adopted by the House and Senate.
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