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Jewish Groups Speak Out Against Trump Immigration Policy

From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a sit-in that blockaded an Amazon store in New York, a fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is increasingly making itself heard as it fights the Trump administration's immigration policies.    Using the social media tag #JewsAgainstIce, the movement has likened President Donald Trump's actions on asylum and incarceration to what went on as the Holocaust was taking shape."It's a cause that the Jews feel very deeply," said Rabbi Jill Jacobs with T'ruah, a human rights organization that represents 2,000 rabbis nationwide. "Our entire history is about being kicked out of one place and trying to find a safe place to live."    While Jewish groups have long supported immigrant rights, many began working together more intensely in recent weeks after reports of squalid conditions at immigration centers. Activists say Trump's comments this week about the "disloyalty" of Jews who vote Democratic will only galvanize them further.    Organizers say the loose coalition that also uses the hashtags #CloseTheCamps and #NeverAgainIsNow embraces tens of thousands of activists nationwide and works with some Latino and Muslim organizations as well. ("Never again" has historically been a rallying cry among Jews when referring to the Holocaust.) FILE - Protesters assembled by a majority Jewish group called Never Again Is Now walk through traffic as they make their way to Independence Mall in Philadelphia, July 4, 2019."We see what's happening to immigrants all over the country is really the same foundation that was laid before the Holocaust happened," said Sophie Ellman-Golan with Never Again Action, a new group that has played a key role in the coalition. "We're going to draw those parallels, and we're going to speak out."Concentration campsHer group, which sprang up in late June and is working with... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Jewish Groups Speak Out Against Trump Immigration Policy, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Jewish Groups Speak Out Against Trump Immigration Policy

 

 

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Published By: VOA NEWS - Thursday, 22 August

 

 

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