“Our obligation as Jews is to bear witness when we see injustice anywhere,” says Rabbi Bonnie Margulis of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice. She recently made a trip to the U.S.–Mexico border to visit a migrant shelter in Juárez, a detention center in New Mexico, a criminal court proceeding, and the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center.
On today’s episode, we hear what she learned about the United States’ treatment of undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers and how it connects to the Never Again Action movement of the American Jewish community.
At the end of the show, Rabbi Margulis offers suggestions for how we can help the asylum-seeking families here in our own community, many of whom are homeless with no access to work, health care, or food stamps, even if they are here legally with a sponsor. You can act now by calling our representatives (for those in Madison: Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Mark Pocan) and telling them you support immigrants and asylum-seekers.
And since today is Giving Tuesday, consider making a gift to the Dane County Immigrant Assistance Fund.
Cover photo courtesy of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice