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Number of Jews living in US under program for young immigrants is ‘not huge but not negligible,’ says one activist, reflecting diverse makeup of cohort fighting deportation.Our email inboxes were stuffed last week with statements from Jewish organizations urging continued protection for “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.Last Monday, President Donald Trump said he was giving six months notice to end the DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, launched by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2011. Trump has signaled a willingness to sign congressional legislation that would codify its provisions.One statement, though, from Agudath Israel of America, stood out in its concern not just about Dreamers, but Jewish Dreamers.

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“It affects hundreds of thousands of young people, including many in the Jewish community, who have grown up and been educated in the United States, the only home they have known,” the Haredi Orthodox organization said in its statement issued Thursday.We covered one such Dreamer who has become an activist, Elias Rosenfeld of Boston, but I was curious about the “many in the Jewish community” in the release.The Childhood Arrivals program…Read more… v vv v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v vv vv v v v v v v v v v v