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Letter FCNL Joins Broad Coalition Urging Congress to Support Legislation to Fix Discriminatory Visa Waiver Provisions; House of Representatives 

FCNL joined 65 civil rights, faith, and refugee groups in a letter to Congress urging support for the bipartisan Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016, which would fix an amendment to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that discriminates against citizens of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria. Letter to Members of the House of Representatives

Update Senate Blocks Anti-Refugee Legislation 

Because of the countless letters, calls, and tweets you sent to your senators, the Senate voted to block a dangerous and discriminatory anti-refugee legislation, the so-called “American SAFE Act,” from coming to the Senate floor for a vote.

Letter More Than 500 Organizations Urge the U.S. Senate to Oppose Anti-Refugee Bill 

FCNL joined more than 500 faith, human rights, and advocacy groups in a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015. If passed, the SAFE Act would effectively dismantle the refugee resettlement program and halt the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

Update Immigration: Stop the Raids 

In the past two years, dozens of Central American asylum-seekers have been killed shortly after the U.S. deported them — so why is the administration planning to deport more?

FCNL in the News Yasmine Taeb Discusses Continued Support for Refugee Resettlement Amidst Calls for Fast-tracking Anti-Refugee Bill 

FCNL's lobbyist on Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Yasmine Taeb, spoke with Politico about the need to continue supporting our refugee resettlement program after the arrest of two refugees in California and Texas prompted some members of Congress to call for fast-tracking anti-refugee legislation.

Act for Religious Freedom 

Hate speech and Islamophobia are fanning the flames of anti-Muslim violence across the United States. Hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. are at an all-time high, and people of Middle Eastern descent or perceived as Muslim -- regardless of their actual religion -- are also facing persecution.

FCNL in the News Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Is a Threat to Our Democracy 

The United States has a rich history of defending and protecting its founding principle of religious freedom. Those who seek to undermine it do so with the aim of scoring cheap political points. But their demagoguery has real consequences: both for the livelihoods of millions of Americans and for democracy itself.

Press Release 112 Members of Congress Support an Increase in Funding for Refugee Assistance and Resettlement 

More than one hundred members of Congress joined a letter led by Reps. Juan Vargas, David Cicilline, and Bill Pascrell to the House Appropriations Committee calling for an increase in funding for refugee assistance and resettlement programs in the FY2016 budget.

Letter 76 Organizations Join Letter to Congress Opposing Discriminatory Visa Waiver Provisions in the Omnibus Spending Bill 

FCNL joined 75 other human rights, faith, and advocacy groups in a letter to Congressional leadership opposing any discriminatory visa waiver provisions in the omnibus spending bill.

Press Release FCNL Applauds Strong Opposition to Anti-Refugee Riders 

On December 7, 2015, more than eighty members of Congress joined a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan opposing anti-refugee riders in the omnibus spending bill. The letter was led by Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO), Janice Hahn (D-CA), and Scott Peters (D-CA).

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