Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
"You who are so-called illegal aliens must know that no human being is illegal. That is a contradiction in terms. Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful, they can be fat or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?"
Ellie Wiesel, writer, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Holocaust Survivor.
On January 27, President Trump signed an Executive Order banning immigrants from coming into the U.S. from Muslim countries and temporarily suspending the U.S. refugee program completely. Among the reasons given is the following:
Thanks to donations from Old Pine Community Center, Society Hill Synagogue, Health Plans Partners, and Ami Yares, Refugee Thanksgiving was a resounding success. And it made the news! Take a look at the wonderful event and the refugees we welcomed:
Everyone is saying that it’s the dawn of a new era. Immigration Reform and the World-Wide Refugee Crisis were major issues in this election and, now that the voting is over, a new administration will move forward with their agenda on these and other issues. We too will move forward and for us, too, the moment is historic.