Austin Jewish Community Takes Stand for Refugees

Austin, Texas

Civil rights attorney Jennifer Harbury was among the speakers at a rally in Austin this month.

"Members of the group HIAS, the global nonprofit protecting refugees, convened the Jews for Refugees Assembly with the Austin Jewish community on Sunday.

The event sought to demonstrate that the Austin Jewish community stands for the rights, dignity and lives of those seeking safety, following the decision of Gov. Greg Abbott to block refugee resettlement in Texas — and the federal court ruling that halted his decision.'

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AWTT portrait of Jennifer Harbury