In early April a Jewish delegation which included three rabbis met with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to ask for his support in comprehensive immigration reform.
JOIN has been supporting the immigration campaigns of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable and Bend the Arc with training and facilitation. While the meeting did not yield much from Cantor, the momentum for comprehensive immigration reform continues to build as cross-sector coalitions form and strengthen.
Bend the Arc ran the full-page ad pictured below in Politico on April 3, ratcheting up the pressure on Majority Leader Eric Cantor to bring comprehensive immigration reform to a vote on the House floor. The ad, titled “Eric Cantor, What Would Your Bubbe Think?” appealed to the Majority Leader’s own immigrant roots. And on April 11, Bend the Arc’s new Director Stosh Cotler published “Why Immigration Reform is a Jewish Issue” in the National Journal.