Last updated on: 2/25/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

AJC (formerly American Jewish Committee) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. It is unrealistic and inhumane to deport these individuals from their families and lives in the United States. These immigrants should be offered a path to legal status and eventually earned citizenship. This track to citizenship should be realistic, rather than being so burdensome that it prevents integration. Allowing these immigrants to regularize their status will not only strengthen our national security, but will also stimulate the economy and enhance America’s rich, vibrant, and diverse culture.”

“Path to Legalization for Undocumented Immigrants,” ajc.org (accessed Feb. 19, 2016)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“For more than a century, AJC has been the leading global Jewish advocacy organization. With offices across the United States and around the globe, and partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide, AJC works to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and to advance human rights and democratic values for all.”

“About AJC,” ajc.org (accessed Feb. 25, 2016)

Mission:

“What We Do

Global Diplomacy
Through high-level diplomatic meetings that leverage long-standing relationships, AJC gains the support of global decision-makers on our critical issues.

Legislative Advocacy
Through local, regional, and national advocacy with Members of Congress, AJC promotes domestic policies and legislation that support our global agenda.

Interreligious and Intergroup Coalition Building
Through establishing important local and global alliances among diverse ethnic and religious groups, AJC builds coalitions to advance issues of common concern.

Communications
Through a global media presence, AJC generates awareness and provides expert resources to promote our advocacy agenda.”

“About AJC,” ajc.org (accessed Feb. 25, 2016)

Other:
Nonprofit organization
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?