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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.