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Press Release Administration Raids Funds for Disaster Relief to Keep More Children and Families Behind Bars 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) fiercely opposes the move of the Department of Homeland Security to reallocate essential funding to bolster harmful and unnecessary border detention of refugees and other immigrants by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Press Release Religious Leaders Denounce Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Immigrant Children 

“The United States should be doing more to protect refugee children, not actively participating in their oppression”

Washington, DC – Religious organizations and leaders of diverse faiths are universally outraged at the Trump administration’s latest attempt to harm immigrant children: gutting the Flores settlement agreement, a legal framework that has been in place to protect migrant children for decades.

Minute of Concern on Immigration  

Minute of Concern on Immigration by North Carolina Peace Resource Center, August 2019.

Press Release FCNL Rejects New Government Rule to Slow Down Legal Immigration 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) expressed strong opposition against a rule released today by the Trump administration to penalize legal immigrants from securing a green card if they receive housing or food subsidies from the government.

Letter After Budget Deal, Faith Groups Urge Investment in True Human Needs 

No Increases to Detention and Deportation

More than 30 national faith-based organizations urged Congress to reserve the increases for non-defense discretionary spending for true human needs programs, rather than for increased immigration enforcement.

Statement FCNL Opposes the Secure and Protect Act, Rejects Restrictions on Asylum and Expanded Detention of Families 

On August 1, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted the Secure and Protect Act of 2019 (S. 1494) out of committee. The bill, introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC), would expand family immigrant family detention, erode the U.S. asylum system, and make it harder for families to seek protection. In a statement, FCNL urged members of Congress to oppose this legislation and work instead to protect vulnerable migrants and uphold U.S. asylum law.

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 on 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.

Advocacy Resource August Recess: A Time for Action 

Congress is home - “Drop-by" & make your voice heard!

Every member of Congress is home from August 2-September 9. There’s no better time to drop-by local congressional offices to advocate for the policy issues that you care about. FCNL is here to support your advocacy!

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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