MORE THAN 100 women attended NCJW/Essex’s fall Lunch & Learn, “Beyond the Border: Immigration in America Today,” held at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Nov. 18.
Four speakers shared their immigration stories and urged attendees to sign letters in support of expanding access to driver’s licenses in New Jersey. They also addressed other topics such as the politics of belonging and changes in refugee admissions.
Panelist Greisa Martinez Rosas emphasized the power of women organizing, telling the sell-out crowd, “to be a Jewish woman in a synagogue today is an act of resilience and courage.”
She called the current immigration system “archaic” and said that other than getting married, there’s “no pathway to citizenship.”
“We need to think about immigration in a new way,” she said.