Immigrant Justice

JCUA advocates for the rights of immigrants

Jewish law demands that we treat the “stranger” with the utmost respect and dignity. The Torah reminds us dozens of times to treat the stranger well for “[we] were strangers in the land of Egypt.” For the past several years, immigration justice has been a focal point of our work at JCUA and we continue to stand with immigrant communities to demand a more just immigration system.

To find out more and get involved in JCUA's work for immigrant rights, contact:

Judy Levey
Executive Director

CIR Advocacy Toolkits

Created by JCUA, these downloadable packets of materials will help when you reach out to local legislators, urging them to support Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Use these links to download the toolkits:




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JCUA News » Immigration Reform
Tell Eric Cantor to Bring Comprehensive Immigration Reform to a Vote
We have a rare opportunity to break through the gridlock. In just a few days, Majority Leader Cantor is set to meet with Jewish constituents to hear why they support comprehensive immigration reform. Let’s unite with one message.
Monday, March 24, 2014 3:48:09 PM

Chicago Father in Deportation Granted 6 Month Stay of Removal
Because of his activism with Undocumented Illinois, the Immigrant Youth Justice League, Organized Communities Against Deportation, National Day Laborer Organizing Network and other immigrant justice organizations, Anibal Fuentes will remain in Chicago to see his son turn one. Anibal continues to fight for permanent relief and for President Obama to stop all deportations and will share his story at […]
Thursday, March 06, 2014 2:00:42 AM

A JCUA Board Member Explains: Why I Decided To Break The Law
by Sidney Hollander JCUA Board Member On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 JCUA board members, staff, and lay leaders will participate in an act of civil disobedience, in protest of ongoing deportations that are tearing apart immigrant families and in a call to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform. 125 people will block streets surrounding the US Citizenship […]
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:28:03 PM

The Family Immigration Stories of Six Jewish U.S. Representatives (And Why One Of Them Got Arrested)
The U.S. Senate passed Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation in June 2013. Since then, this important legislation has been stuck in the House of Representatives. So we decided to highlight the immigration stories behind the members of the House. As a member of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, JCUA partnered with Jewish organizations around the country […]
Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:22:40 PM

Hineni Video Urges Jews to Commit to Immigration Reform
As Jews around the world gather for Yom Kippur, they will hear the Hineni prayer. “Hineni” means “here I am.” We understand it to be the Jewish response to being called into action. It’s also the theme of a new video supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform just released by the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, of which […]
Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:36:25 PM

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