JDCA Takes Action Against Family Separation – Weekly Roundup

This week, the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) has taken action in support of our values and against the Trump administration’s unconscionable policy forcibly separating children from their parents. JDCA launched a petition calling for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen over her role overseeing the policy’s implementation and obfuscation of the facts that we all know —…

JDCA urges Congress to pass two family reunification bills

On Friday, JDCA issued the following statement urging Congress to pass two bills regarding the Trump administration’s immigration policy and imploring Republicans to support the legislation: “President Trump’s recently-signed executive order is little more than empty words on a page. Nearly 2,000 children remain separated from their parents in detention facilities across the United States.…

PETITION: DHS Secretary Nielsen Should Resign for Separating Families

JDCA has launched a petition demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen step down following the Trump administration’s cruel decision to separate families at the border. While President Trump recently signed an executive order (EO) allowing families to be detained together, Secretary Nielsen implemented the original policy with a lack of transparency, and has lost all credibility to…

JDCA condemns the separation of families at the border

Signs Jewish Community Letter Condemning Trump’s Immigration Policy The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) has added its name to a letter to Attorney General Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen co-signed by many of the leading American Jewish organizations condemning President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy separating families at the border. A statement by…

JDCA condemns Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for retweeting neo-Nazi content

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) issued the following statement in response to Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King’s promotion of social media content from a neo-Nazi: We are deeply disturbed by Rep. Steve King’s repeated retweeting of content from Mark Collett, a British neo-Nazi who has espoused statements that are racist, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic in nature,…