Immigrants & Refugees

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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.


More on Immigrants & Refugees

Legislative Ask Stop Incarcerating Children and Separating Families 

Reject legislation that expands family detention. Instead, increase oversight of immigration and border enforcement, cut funding for deportation and detention, and invest in community-based alternatives to detention.

Advocacy Resource Interfaith Week of Action to Stop Family Detention 

Join the National Call-in Day on Wednesday, September 26th to call on Congress to protect families and stop fueling unjust detention, deportation, and border policies.

Update Oppose Administration Proposal to Lock Out Immigrants Based on Wealth 

A new rule could mean claiming Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), housing assistance, and more could cost individuals their path to citizenship.

Action Alert Tell Congress: No New Money for Family Detention 

The national crisis of family separation and unchecked immigration enforcement persists. To pave the way for increased family detention, Congress is considering pouring billions more dollars into the budget for immigrant detention.

Press Release New Public Charge Rule Prioritizes Wealth over Hard Work and Family 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) strongly opposes a rule that would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain green cards if they have used social services.

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