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Letter More Than 200 Faith Leaders and Organizations Call for Values-Driven Immigration and Refugee Budget 

To bring U.S. immigration policy in line with our values of welcome and assistance to those in need, FCNL joined a letter urging members of Congress to fully fund refugee protection and oppose funding for the creation of a mass deportation force.

Press Release FCNL Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of the Dream Act 

Administration, Congress Must Affirm Dreamer Protection and Expeditiously Pass the Dream Act of 2017

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) applauds the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, introduced today by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) joined by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY). This legislation outlines a path for Dreamers to become full and flourishing citizens of the country in which they grew up.

Statement DHS Funding Bill Funnels Billions into Deportation Machinery at Expense of U.S. Communities’ Security 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) urges members of Congress to reject the House of Representatives’ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill upon full chamber consideration.

Letter 35 Organizations Support Amendment to Block Transfer of Refugee Office from DOS to DHS 

As the Trump administration considers dissolving the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State and transferring some of its responsibilities to the Department of Homeland Security, FCNL and more than thirty other organizations have signed a letter urging representatives to block this executive action.

Background Immigration & Refugee Policy: Treating Causes, Not Symptoms 

We advocate for policies that live up to our values: welcoming the stranger, advancing religious freedom, and helping those in need.

President Trump campaigned on getting tough on immigration. He promised to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall” and to ban Muslim immigrants from the U.S. Using the leverage of Congress and the courts, FCNL and other advocates have been pushing back.

Update House Rejects Islamophobic Proposal 

The U.S. House of Representatives today delivered a strong rebuke to lawmakers seeking to expand the Trump administration’s religious profiling and Islamophobic policies.

Update FCNL Welcomes Federal Judge's Decision Limiting Implementation of Travel Ban 

US District Court Judge Derrick Watson ruled on July 13th that the administration cannot apply its travel ban to close relatives of individuals in the United States or refugees given "formal assurances" of resettlement by U.S. resettlement agencies.

FCNL in the News FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Addresses Impact of Travel Ban on Iranian-Americans 

In an interview with I24News, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties discusses the Trump administration's travel ban and its interpretation of a recent Supreme Court decision allowing a modified version of the executive order to go into effect. Calling the executive order "immoral" and "unconstitutional," Taeb describes its impact on her own family and provides updates on related litigation.

Statement FCNL Opposes the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law 

The House of Representatives is voting on two bills that further criminalize immigrants, expand detention, and undermine community well-being, rather than offering a lasting remedy for a punitive and outdated immigration system. FCNL urges members of Congress to oppose these bills.

Statement Supreme Court Allows Part of Muslim Ban to Go Into Effect 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation is disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow part of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect while it considers the broader Executive Order.

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