Letters to the Editor | Opinion

Jews should protest separating of families

We have a special responsibility as Jews to stand up and stop the Administration policy of separating families of undocumented immigrants at the border.

When I see the horrible pictures of children in detention centers, it brings to mind the powerful Arizona Theatre Company production of “Diary of Anne Frank” that I saw earlier this year. One of the harshest parts of the play was at the end when we were told about the Nazis separating the family apart after we got to know them in the show.

The Jewish people have a long history in the United States standing up for marginalized groups, and it is time for us to step up on this issue.

So what can we do? Right now we can write our politicians, and support protest against the policy. Sen. Dianne Feinstein recently proposed a law that would bar the intentional separation of asylum-seeking parents from their children when they cross the border.

Hillel said: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?”

— Tony Zinman, Tucson Jews
for Justice

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