Maryland State

When strangers reside with you in your land, you shall not wrong them. The sojourners who reside with you shall be to you as your citizens; you shall love each one as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

– Leviticus 19:33-34

All people have a right to be safe and to thrive in our state, regardless of immigration status or documentation. Our tradition teaches that it is our responsibility to welcome migrants. Jews have had to flee in order to save our lives and the lives of our children many times in our history, and have been seen as foreigners in the places we have called home for centuries. We understand what drives migrants to come here, and the consequences of being targeted as outsiders and feeling unsafe in our own communities. We must end state law enforcement collaboration with ICE, and tear down unfair barriers to public education for Maryland Dreamers.

The People: Undocumented Marylanders, their families, and our communities as a whole. Undocumented students who graduated from high school or college in Maryland.

The Legislation: The Trust Act will prevent law enforcement and corrections officers from cooperating with ICE on arrests and detentions. Overriding Governor Hogan’s veto of the strengthened Dream Act will allow undocumented Marylanders to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.

Key Partners: CASA, ACLU, Congregation Action Network, Do the Most Good, State Immigration Justice coalition

Related Events

  • Lobby Night

    February 17, 2020 | 5:00 pm8:00 pm

    Join JUFJ and learn the basics of how the Maryland General Assembly functions in Annapolis, and the work JUFJ will be doing during the 2020 state session.

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