FCNL opposes the administration’s decision to cancel Temporary Protected
Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans and non-decision resulting in an inadequate
automatic 6-month extension for Hondurans. We urge Congress to ensure
that the administration is upholding the integrity of the TPS program so
that individuals are not returned to harm and to pursue long overdue
stability for our immigrant neighbors.
A comparison of four different Dreamer protection bills – the BRIDGE Act, SUCCEED Act, RAC Act, and Dream Act. FCNL considers the provisions outlined in the Dream Act to be the best option available for Dreamers.
Yasmine Taeb, FCNL's Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties, will speak at the Muslim Urban Professionals Conference on Saturday, October 28th. This group strives to empower and advance Muslim professionals in their careers and communities.
On October 24, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order outlining changes to the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program that will cause massive delays and completely halt the acceptance of certain refugee applications. FCNL denounces this latest executive order as a thinly disguised refugee ban which works to dismantle refugee resettlement in the U.S. This executive order replaces the administration’s previous refugee ban that expired on October 24.
In response to the Trump administration’s announcement of a historically low refugee admissions goal for 2018, more than 120 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the White House calling on the administration to increase the refugee admissions goal from 45,000 to 110,000. Additionally, this letter expresses concern over a proposed “assimilation standard” for refugees.
On October 18, 2017, around 3,000 people gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House to oppose the travel ban announced on September 24th by the Trump administration. FCNL helped organized this march alongside 10 other organizations as part of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, which held events throughout October protesting this ban.
Advocating for the Dream Act (S. 1615 / H.R. 3440) is putting the faithful call to love our neighbors into action. The #Faith4Dream Praying With Dreamers Week is an interfaith effort to ensure Congress hears from people of faith this week and every week until Congress passes legislation with a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.