Who are the Jewish Dreamers?
(JTA) — Our email inboxes were stuffed last week with statements from Jewish organizations urging continued protection for “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.
Last Monday, President Donald Trump said he was giving six months notice to end the DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, launched by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2012. Trump has signaled a willingness to sign congressional legislation that would codify its provisions.
One statement, though, from Agudath Israel of America, stood out in its concern not just about Dreamers, but Jewish Dreamers.