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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Update ICE and CBP Funding Used for Cruel and Inhumane Immigration practices  

This past week revealed more examples of abuse by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. These agencies use taxpayer dollars to perpetuate cruel and inhumane immigration practices. Congress meanwhile, continues to increase funding for immigration enforcement and detention, while failing to hold the Trump administration accountable.

Update House Condemns Forced Medical Procedures on Women in Immigrant Detention  

Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) and Lois Frankel (FL-21) led 172 members of Congress in introducing a House Resolution to urgently respond to reports of unnecessary and unconsented medical procedures—including hysterectomies—performed on immigrant women at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, GA.

Press Release FCNL Opposes Reduced Refugee Resettlement Number 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) criticized the recent presidential recommendation of the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States for fiscal year 2021. The new number, 15,000 refugees, is nearly 20% lower than FY2020 while the number of refugees worldwide continues to grow rapidly.

Update The U.S. Must Welcome More Refugees 

The current administration has cut refugee admissions by more than 80%, from the historic norm of 95,000 to just 18,000 admissions in FY 2020. This is the lowest level in the last three decades. Our nation can and must safely resettle more refugees and reunite more refugee families.

Update Nothing Can Stop the Advocacy of Young Adults 

When it became clear that this year’s cohort of Advocacy Corps organizers would have to be trained online, I was nervous. The Washington Summer Intensive training is usually 10 full days of learning and growing as a group. How was this going to translate in a virtual setting?

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