Bring more refugees to America. They’ll fill vacant jobs and boost our economy.
With unemployment hovering at record lows, there are hundreds of thousands of jobs available in health care, service, manufacturing, construction and other industries that Americans alone can’t fill. “Never before have we had an economy where the number of open jobs exceeds the number of job seekers,” Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said.
Amy Bach, author who researches criminal justice system, awarded $100,000 Charles Bronfman Prize
Amy Bach has won the 2018 Charles Bronfman Prize for her research in statistics about the criminal justice system. The organization announced on Wednesday that it was giving the Jewish humanitarian award to Bach, a lawyer and award-winning author. She is the founder and executive director of Measures for Justice, an organization that provides data on the criminal justice system across the United States.
The Biggest Surprise for Jews Taking in Syrian Refugees? What They Have in Common
With an estimated 22.5 million refugees worldwide, these Jewish families and organizations in the Diaspora are recognizing the imperative to be kind to the stranger, no matter what their religion. (paid subscription needed)
Welcoming Immigrants, From Tennessee To Germany
Lubell spoke to The Jewish Week on Monday from New York, where he had come from his home in Atlanta to be honored as the most recent recipient of the Charles Bronfman Prize. The prize, created by the children of the businessman-philanthropist, is presented each year to someone doing humanitarian work informed by Jewish values with a global impact. Lubell, 42, won the prize for his efforts to encourage people to make immigrants in their communities feel more welcome.
Challenge That Blocked First Trump Travel Ban Is Settled
The legal challenge that helped to free scores of travelers who were detained at airports around the country in the confusing early days of President Trump’s travel ban, prompting thousands of demonstrators to demand their release, was quietly settled on Thursday in a Brooklyn courtroom.
Op-Ed: The New Frontier of Race and Immigration: Middle America
The violence perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 represents the most extreme manifestation of the cultural anxiety latent in many American cities and towns that are confronted by demographic change.
Where Is Liu Xiaobo’s Widow?
After the July 13 death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, his wife Liu Xia disappeared. The Chinese government claims she is “free,” but even her closest friends are unable to reach her. It’s clear that the authorities have detained her illegally.