Op Ed: What refugees and other newcomers really mean to America: Correcting Trump’s hateful lies
The three authors of this article have among us over 50 years of experience working with immigrants and refugees. Are immigrants taking jobs from American’s and draining local resources? Are they likely to be terrorists?
“It’s torture”: critics step up bid to stop US school using electric shocks on children
The world’s only known school for children and young adults with special needs that inflicts electric shocks to control their behavior is facing international pressure to have the controversial practice banned.
A fair win for criminal justice reformer who takes top humanitarian award
Amy Bach snags the Charles Bronfman Prize for her work in founding Measures For Justice — a nonprofit that takes stock of America’s legal system
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.