High Noon to Midnight: Does Current Immigration Policy Doom American Jewry?

By CIS on May 6, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- "For Jews, the immigration debate pits the heart against the head. In their gut, many feel that substantially reducing immigration betrays the legacy of their parents and grandparents. But a growing number believes that maintaining this policy betrays their children and grandchildren."

So writes Stephen Steinlight in a new Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder, "High Noon to Midnight; Why Current Immigration Policy Dooms American Jewry." Dr. Steinlight is a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and is former Director of National Affairs at the American Jewish Committee. The report is available online at: http://www.cis.org/sites/cis.org/files/articles/2004/back404.html

The Center will host a panel discussion on this issue on Thursday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m., at the St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets N.W. The speakers will include:

* Dr. Stephen Steinlight, Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies

* David Frum, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of An End to Evil; How to Win the War on Terror

* Joseph Puder, Director of the Interfaith Taskforce for America and Israel (ITAI)

Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP to John Keeley, jmk@cis.org or (202) 466-8185