Today, the Jewish Center for Justice joined 86 other religious and faith-based groups in filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court arguing that the Trump Administration’s attempt to divert otherwise-allocated funds for construction of a border wall is unconstitutional.
Since Donald Trump took office in 2017, the Jewish Center for Justice has publicly decried the Administration’s policies on building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border as well as policies regarding treatment of migrants at detention centers, the separation of families at the border, the DACA program, and much more. We will continue in this effort down to the very last day of Trump’s Administration and long after he has left office.
“When communities of faith come together to stand up for justice, we can show our strength from congress to the courts.”
— JCJ Executive Director Rabbi Joel Thal Simonds
As descendants of an immigrant tradition, we have a moral duty to welcome the stranger, as is commanded of us on 36 occasions in the Torah. Along with dozens of other groups of faith, we remain committed to holding the Trump Administration accountable for its unconstitutional actions.
Read the full brief here.