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 Who Among Us is Worthy of Protection? 

Who do we want to be as a country? This is a question that came up a lot this week. Will we turn our backs the stranger in need, degrade fellow Americans based on their ethnicity or race, and close our gates to those fleeing persecution?

Event Speaking Truth to Power: A Faithful Response to U.S. Detention and Asylum Policies 

July 23 at 3:00 p.m. | Webinar

The Trump administration's asylum policies have vastly reduced the number of asylum seekers accepted into the United States and forced many asylum seekers to wait for months in exceedingly dangerous situations while their cases are processed through U.S. courts.

Update House Votes to End War with Iraq, Prevent War with Iran 

The House of Representatives also adopted bipartisan amendments to the annual defense policy bill which advance our work on nuclear weapons, climate, ending U.S. support for the war in Yemen, and more.

In a pair of stunning victories last week, the House of Representatives adopted bipartisan amendments to the annual defense policy bill that would repeal the 17-year-old authority to engage in a war with Iraq and prohibit spending on an unauthorized war with Iran. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 (NDAA) then passed the House by a final vote of 220-97, without any Republican votes.

Advocacy Resource August Recess: A Time for Action 

Congress is home - “Drop-by” their office for a visit!

Every member of Congress will be home for the entire month of August – from August 2-September 8. There’s no better time to drop-by local congressional offices to talk about the policy issues that you care about. We want to help you be as effective as possible.

Update Rejecting Cruelty as a Policy Solution 

Congress must break the status quo by divesting from enforcement spending and investing in true humanitarian assistance.

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