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Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 8:43 am

A n immigration policy that separates asylum-seeking parents from their children is drawing criticism from immigration advocates and leaders within the Jewish community, both nationally and here in the Valley.

“There are international laws mandating the acceptance of refugees and asylum seekers,” said Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, president of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix, who stressed that he was speaking personally and not in his official capacity. “This U.S. attorney general’s May 7 announcement cancels any United States participation in these internationally agreed upon rules.

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