Immigration


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Undocumented workers are among the most vulnerable and exploited workers in America. They are often victims of unpaid wages, dangerous conditions and uncompensated workplace injuries, discrimination, and other labor law violations. Undocumented workers who try to stand up for their rights routinely face physical and deportation-related threats and retaliation. Our tradition calls us to a far higher ethical standard than exploitation and deportation. Below are sources that struggle with our community’s halachic responsibilities to immigrants, documented or otherwise, and employees.

 

Sources:

http://utzedek.org/images/immigration_sarah%20robinson.pdf

http://utzedek.org/files/Labor.pdf

http://utzedek.org/images/sjbm%20immigration%20source%20sheet.pdf

http://utzedek.org/images/shmulys%20egypt%20and%20guatemala.pdf

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/04/why-immigration-reform-is-a-jewish-issue/430806/

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