National Council of Jewish Women
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NO BAN Act Passes House
April 2, 2021, Washington, DC-National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) celebrates House passage of the NO BAN Act. NCJW Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan released the following policy statement:
“National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) believes that families belong together. We also believe that no one should be prevented from coming to the United States based on where they are from or how they worship. To this end, we fought hard against the previous administration’s Muslim and African Bans and for passage of the NO BAN Act, which today passed the House of Representatives. This critical legislation would prevent future blanket entry bans based on religion and put in place key congressional notification and reporting requirements as important safeguards against any future abuses of the authority to suspend or restrict the entry of non-citizens.
“The Torah commands us va’ahavtem et ha-ger — love the stranger. As Jews, we remember World War II, where many of our community sought safety in the United States, only to be turned away out of prejudice and under the pretense of security. We understand the pain and terror of having no place to go. Blanket entry bans of whole categories of people must never happen again. The Senate must take up the NO BAN Act to ensure that America is a place where everyone is welcome.”
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