Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc, offered support for the immigration bill passed Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee, but expressed his deep disappointment with its lack of equal immigration rights for LGBT Americans and their families.
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, the nation’s leading progressive Jewish voice advocating for the nation’s most vulnerable, welcomed the Senate immigration bill introduced Tuesday, lauding it as a major and historic breakthrough toward achieving common sense immigration reform. Bend the Arc supports this legislation’s creation of a meaningful path to citizenship for the 11 million people who currently live in the shadows of the nation and urges the Senate to ensure that this path remains open to as many people as possible in as reasonable a timeframe as possible.
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, a leading social justice organization, is enabling people to look at the plight of aspiring Americans by inviting them to visit a new interactive website that demonstrates how restrictive today’s immigration laws are. Entrydenied.org allows users to see if their ancestors would have been granted entry to the United States under today’s stringent immigration laws. The answer in almost all cases is a resounding no – a fact that means many of the millions of people in the United States today would not have been a part of the story of America if they were living under today’s immigration laws.
Bend the Arc, a leading Jewish social justice organization, this week submitted testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, expressing the need for a just and equitable immigration system that includes equal rights for gay and lesbians Americans and aspiring Americans and their families.
Jewish social justice group urges Washington to follow Albany’s lead in commitment to reducing gun violence
Gun violence is a complex issue which requires more nuanced solutions than simply banning certain types of weapons or ammunition. New York's new law is an example of the timely and bipartisan legislative action we need across the country to curb the gun violence which has so drastically and tragically impacted American families.