Good piece in the new “Jewish Week”:http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=13852 about the Jewish community’s disappointment over the worsening outlook for immigration reform.
Jewish groups are concerned about the growing anti-immigrant sentiment across the country and what it might morph into. Many groups such as the American Jewish Committee, the ADL, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs are united in their hopes for immigration reform.
But presidential politics, they fear, will kill whatever chances reform had.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The fact is, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re dealing with an immigration system thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s badly broken,Ã¢â‚¬? Richard Foltin, legislative director for the American Jewish Committee, told the Jewish Week. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We all understand that the longer this process gets stretched out, the harder it will be to pass because we will be getting into the political season. So itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s important it be done soon because the need is great and the politics will only get more complicated as time passes.Ã¢â‚¬?