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Jewish Council for Public Affairs Horrified by Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, which has left at least 50 people dead and 400 more injured in what is now the deadliest shooting in our nation’s history. “Although authorities have not yet determined whether this was an act of…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Deeply Troubled by Record-Low Refugee Cap

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  • Posted on September 28, 2017

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New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply troubled by the Administration’s proposal to cap Fiscal Year 2018 refugee admissions at just 45,000—less than half of the current number—particularly given the scope of the international refugee crisis and other strife around the world. This figure is the lowest refugee cap set…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Strongly Opposes the Administration’s Repeal of DACA

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  • Posted on September 5, 2017

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New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes the Administration’s decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, revoking protections for nearly 800,000 people who are now at risk of deportation and separation from their families. Since 2012, the DACA program has enabled eligible undocumented young people…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Urges White House to Defend DACA and Protect Dreamers

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  • Posted on August 30, 2017

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New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges Congress and the President to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump has indicated that the Administration may terminate the program in the coming days, placing nearly 800,000 people at risk of deportation and separation from their families. Since…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Opposes Ban on Transgender Military Service

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  • Posted on August 29, 2017

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New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) opposes President Trump’s new memorandum, which directs the Defense Department to bar transgender individuals from enlisting in the military and to determine how to address transgender personnel already serving in our armed forces. We believe that qualifications for military service should be based on…



JCPA Condemns White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY— The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns the violent, racist, anti-Semitic, and hate filled  “Unite the Right” rally by white nationalist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.  We urge President Trump to directly denounce, in no uncertain terms and without equivocation, the white nationalist marchers and to make fighting hate a…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Opposes Efforts to Slash Legal Immigration

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY— The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) opposes the newly released “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act.” This bill would cut legal immigration in half over the next 10 years, capping refugee resettlement at a maximum of 50,000 refugees annually and restricting family visas. JCPA urges the White House and…



The Jewish Council for Public Affairs Reacts to Israeli Government Decision on Western Wall

by Haya Luftig

New York-  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, comprised of 16 national Jewish Organizations, including four major synagogue movements, and 125  local Jewish Community Councils, re-affirms the central value of Jewish unity and the unshakeable bonds that connect us to one another and to the State of Israel. Many of our affiliated organizations are deeply…



JCPA Condemns Shooting of Congressman Scalise

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY -The Jewish Council for Public Affairs strongly condemns the senseless shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and several capitol police during baseball practice yesterday.    We pray for the full recovery of all victims.  The shootings are yet another reminder of the importance of reinforcing our democratic  pluralist ethos and a political culture of…



JCPA Applauds the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on Refugee Executive Order

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against the White House executive order, which would prohibit the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The JCPA joined an amicus brief to the Fourth Circuit filed by the Anti-Defamation League.     …