Immigrants & Refugees

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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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Press Release FCNL Supports Humanitarian Crisis Funding, Not Enforcement 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) expressed concern today that the House of Representatives’ emergency spending package, currently projected at $4.5 billion, could be used to enhance enforcement and detention rather than humanitarian assistance. Recent reports from border detention facilities have documented cases of children without diapers, soap, medical supplies, and access to showers. In several cases, it was up to older children to take care of the younger children, all without proper adult supervision.

Event Listen to the Recording: Immigration Update: What’s Happened and What’s Next?  

On June 18, 2019, FCNL’s Immigration and Refugee Policy team, Hannah Evans and Gabriela Viera, offered a special briefing. Listen to the recording to hear about how our immigration priorities have played out in D.C. and how you can take action on the next steps to advancing political change.

Update House Advances Enforcement Spending Bill Limiting Detention, Increasing Oversight 

FCNL advocates have worked tirelessly with congressional leaders to stop the expansion of detention and cruel immigration enforcement – many of our priorities are reflected in the House spending bill advanced this week. There is more work ahead.

Update FCNL’s Vote Recommendations on FY 2020 Funding Measure 

(Updated June 19, 2019)

This week the U.S. House of Representatives is moving a $1 trillion spending package to fund key federal departments and agencies. In the process of debating and voting on the measure, Members of Congress will be considering multiple amendments.

Support FCNL Rejecting Cruelty Toward Our Immigrant Neighbors 

As we advocate for compassionate immigration policies to resolve the humanitarian crisis in our southern border, we need your support. Your gift before June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $145,000.

Many of the immigrants who are coming to the United States risk everything for the chance to escape violence in their home countries. They arrive seeking safety, and instead find new reasons to fear. Asylum seekers are indefinitely incarcerated. Families separated. Children caged.

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