The Steering Committee of the Democratic Jewish Outreach of PA (DJOP) today urged the state’s members of Congress to demand an end to the “humanitarian crisis” created by the Trump Administration’s taking of children from their parents at the nation’s southern border.
The DJOP is a federal political action committee (PAC) formed in 2008 to support progressive candidates and legislation and sponsor programs on contemporary issues.
“Our Jewish tradition teaches us to welcome the stranger,” the DJOP said in letters to the state delegation. “The Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents is an inhumane violation of this ideal. The Steering Committee of the Democratic Jewish Outreach PA PAC urges Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation to call upon the Trump administration to demand an end to this policy.” The DJOP letter added:
“The separation of children from their parents is a humanitarian crisis that goes against both Jewish and American values. As members of the Jewish community we know what it means to be dehumanized and persecuted. We call upon the organized Jewish community to join us in our call to immediately end this cruel, horrific policy of destroying families simply because they seek safety and a better life.”