JCPA Submits Comment on "Public Charge" Proposed Rule – Under current law, a "public charge" is a legal immigrant deemed likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, and therefore ineligible for a green card or visa. The Administration proposed a rule that would expand the definition of a "public charge" to include even modest use of federal safety net programs (nutrition, housing, and health benefits like Medicaid). If enacted, the rule could harm Jwish social service agencies that serve this population as well as other vulnerable groups. In fact, it could chill some 26 million people from accessing critical programs. Click here to read JCPA's full comment.
ADL and JCPA Release Letter Urging Congressional Action on Two Anti-Semitism Bills – Dozens of local and national Jewish groups joined the letter urging timely action on two important global anti-Semitism bills before the end of this session of Congress: the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act and the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act. Click here to read the letter.
Next Steps for 2019 Resolutions – Draft resolutions for consideration at JCPA's upcoming conference in February have been sent to the field for vetting. By participating in JCPA's resolution setting process, your leadership has the opportunity to set national policy for the Jewish community. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact your local JCRC director or Tammy Gilden at firstname.lastname@example.org