- Action Alert
- Immigrants & Refugees
You, me & 500+ young leaders – Together for immigrant justice!
Today and tomorrow, I will be lobbying with more than 500 young adults from 38 states at FCNL’s Spring Lobby Weekend. We will be fanning out across Capitol Hill to urge our elected officials to meaningfully address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) locks up asylum seekers and families who are seeking safety in our country, along with longtime community members who yearn to stay with their families but cannot yet get legal status. The number of refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented people detained in detention centers has skyrocketed in recent years.
Our current enforcement-only immigration system is costly, abusive, and not working. We need a comprehensive shift away from detention as part of long overdue reforms.