Michigan Faith Leaders Back New Bills to Help Immigrants Obtain Driver Licenses
MICHIGAN—Jewish leaders from across Michigan are urging state lawmakers to pass a series of bills that would enable all Michiganders to obtain state identification cards or driver’s licenses regardless of their immigration status. For them, it’s a matter of safety, dignity, and compassion.
“As Jews, we know that there are countless forces that compel one to leave their place of origin,” Rabbi Alana Alpert of Congregation T’Chiyah said in a statement this week. “It is our sacred responsibility to assure safety and dignity for all of our neighbors, papers or none.”