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Family Separation & Detention

Children should never be detained, with or without their parents.

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We support openness to refugees, victims of violence, and human trafficking and those seeking asylum. The immigration policies we envision will allow people to migrate to the United States regardless of their wealth or skill levels, to preserve their families’ unity, to change their places of employment and to apply for lawful permanent status and eventual citizenship.


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The Senate Must Act to Reopen Government, Protect Vulnerable Communities 

On January 15, FCNL sent this letter to Senate staff outlining the impacts of the longest lapse in federal funding in history and urging Congress immediately pass bipartisan, responsible spending bills.

Update End the Shutdown. Open the Government. 

Today is payday and 800,000 federal workers will not get a paycheck. Seven government departments are closed, and critical programs are threatened as President Trump continues to demand more than $5 billion for a border wall that cannot pass Congress.

Update Lobbyist Update: Government Shutdown 

As we enter day 20 of a partial government shutdown Hannah Graf Evans, FCNL's Legislative Representative for Immigration and Refugee Policy offers an update.

Update Looking Forward to the New Congress: Immigration Priorities 

On January 3, the 116th Congress was sworn into office. A new congress means new opportunities for advocacy. Here’s a look at what our Immigration and Refugee Policy team will focus on this year.

Background The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act: Bill Analysis 

FCNL’s immigration advocacy prioritizes reforming immigrant detention in order to limit its use and improve existing conditions. Here is a look at how the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act addresses our concerns. FCNL urges its reintroduction and passage.

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