The Supreme Court’s failure to reach a conclusive decision de facto halts the implementation of common sense programs that could have provided temporary work permits and relief for families from deportation.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation stands in solidarity with millions of immigrant families left in excruciating limbo following the Supreme Court of the United States split 4-4 decision today.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Statement for the Record as it pertains to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee hearing,
The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy:
Families and Survivors Speak Out on the Real Cost
of This Administration’s Policies
As some leaders have seized upon the recent, tragic events in Brussels as an opportunity to sow fear and discord within American communities, we must call upon our elected officials to demonstrate compassionate leadership and show solidarity with all victims of terrorism around the world, Christian and Muslim alike.
On March 22, 2016, more than one hundred members of Congress joined a letter led by Reps. Juan Vargas, David Cicilline, Alcee Hastings, Ted Lieu, Bill Pascrell, and Adam Schiff to the House Appropriations Committee calling for an increase in funding for refugee assistance and resettlement programs in the FY2017 budget.
Quakers are challenged to answer that of God in all people and therefore called to act with openness to all refugees, regardless of their country of origin or religion. FCNL calls on Congress to treat refugees with the same dignity and respect and urges the Committee to support the U.S. refugee resettlement program.