Go Congressman Nadler!! Recognize Jewish refugees from Arab countries
I will tell you that I have a special place in my heart for Congressman Jerrold Nadler and immense respect. He literally did what a Congressman should but all too often doesn’t; He looked into a travesty committed against a little constituent and went to bat for them (me, in this case, though it ended up affecting countless thousands of others).
I was a graduate student who earned a coveted and prestigious place studying for a year at a German University, during which time I not only studied full time (actually beyond full time as I took a double-load of extra courses) but conducted the bulk of my dissertation studies there. I was in constant contact with the folks who had given me student loans from undergrad on up (primarily Sallie Mae) and sent in every required document –occasionally multiple times. All seemed fine until the year I returned. Suddenly I was receiving first letters stating that I owed the full balance of my loans NOW because I’d not been a student–to each of which I replied with sending copies of my previous correspondence that included the evidence I’d submitted showing all the appropriate proof of full-time student status and their confirmation. I’d get a response saying “well you didn’t send this needed document” (that no one had ever mentioned but I’d get it). Then I would get a letter with “but you didn’t send this” and I’d reply but that oh I had and here’s the proof and your letter acknowledging it. They kept changing the game and in the meantime they utterly trashed my pristine credit rating. The letters turned into collection agencies calling me, threatening me, even calling at 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve –and threats included things like the police are going to knock on your door and you will be jailed for twenty years or more.
I wrote to all my Congressmen and sent full packets of all the exchanges and proof submitted. Only Nadler responded and he did so in only a couple of days. The upshot of his involvement –and it was hefty –was not only a full restoration of my credit rating but also sparked the entire investigation into Sallie May for illegal practices. Go, Nadler, go!
Nadler is now at the head of a push for the recognition of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and not only the “Palestinian” refugees. ‘It is simply wrong to recognize rights of Palestinian refugees without recognizing rights of nearly one million Jewish refugees,’ Congressman Nadler says after bipartisan legislation introduced. Right on and GO NADLER GO!!