In response to the ICE raids sweeping 10 cities across the country, several Jewish groups and synagogues in New York City are offering protection for at-risk immigrants.
The news comes courtesy of Haaretz, which notes that the groups in New York City are among many other Jewish movements denouncing the treatment of immigrants. T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights expanded on their decision to offer safe haven in a statement:
They will tear apart families and communities, and heighten the climate of fear felt by targeted populations. The United States should be a welcoming country for those escaping dangerous situations in other countries or who have spent years here building new lives. The raids serve no purpose other than to jail more immigrants and rile up President Donald Trump’s base.
The Trump administration’s actions have repeatedly resembled the fascist behaviors of Germany in the lead-up to World War II. The ongoing ICE raids are merely the latest example, and it is the imperative of any citizen to do what they can to protect the endangered folks.
For more information on your legal rights during the raids, head here.