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Update President’s Budget Proposal Fails Refugees, Betrays American Tradition of Welcome 

The President’s proposed cuts to several refugee accounts would jeopardize the long-standing tradition of the U.S. welcoming vulnerable populations fleeing violence and persecution. In the midst of the worst global refugee crisis, by reducing our commitment to welcome refugees and cutting vital funding, will send a deeply troubling message to international partners in terms of the U.S. role in humanitarian assistance.

Update Budget Request Entrenches Militarized and Punitive Immigration Policy 

President Trump’s budget requests an additional $4.5 billion for unnecessary immigration enforcement expansion, a 23% increase over immigration enforcement spending in 2016. The request would exponentially increase the number of immigrants languishing in unjust detention and waste billions on a costly and dangerous expansion of immigration enforcement and border militarization.

Background The President's Budget Creates a More Dangerous World 

In order to increase Pentagon spending and fund massive tax cuts for the wealthiest people in our country, the budget that President Trump proposes for fiscal year 2018 decimates programs that prevent violence, ensure clean air and water, and protect the health and well-being of millions.

Action Alert Tell Congress: Reject this Unconscionable Budget 

President Trump’s budget presents a clear – and alarming – vision of our country’s future. Congress should reject this proposal to fund billions in new spending for war and tax cuts at the expense of the lives and well-being of families and communities.

Statement FCNL Opposes Two Enforcement-Only Immigration Bills 

The House Judiciary Committee is marking up two bills (H.R. 2406 and H.R. 2407) that would expand immigration enforcement without offering necessary accompanying policy reforms to the U.S. immigration system.

Statement FCNL Opposes New "SAFE" Act 

The House Judiciary Committee is marking up a newly revised version of a 2013 bill that would expand detention and immigration enforcement, undermining community safety and protections for vulnerable communities. Even with revisions, FCNL's concerns remain the same.

Update FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Speaks at Rally Opposing Muslim Ban as Fourth Circuit Hears Arguments 

As the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the suspension of President Trump's Muslim ban executive order, FCNL lobbyist Yasmine Taeb addressed a crowd in Richmond, VA, gathered in solidarity with Muslims, refugees, and immigrants.

Update Immigration Funding in the Omnibus 

FCNL’s network was advocating for Congress to refuse to fund the $3 billion supplemental request from President Trump that included money for the border wall, additional agents, and expanded detention. Where did we end up?

Update FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Speaks at May Day Rally in Solidarity with Immigrants, Refugees, and Workers 

Declaring that we must all stand up and reject policies based on discrimination and hate, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb spoke at a rally in solidarity with immigrants, refugees, and workers on May 1st.

Update Immigration Update: Deportation and Protection 

An immigration update on what's happening with Congress and the Administration, how FCNL is responding, and how you can get involved.

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