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Update End the Shutdown. Open the Government. 

Today is payday and 800,000 federal workers will not get a paycheck. Seven government departments are closed, and critical programs are threatened as President Trump continues to demand more than $5 billion for a border wall that cannot pass Congress.

Update Lobbyist Update: Government Shutdown 

As we enter day 20 of a partial government shutdown Hannah Graf Evans, FCNL's Legislative Representative for Immigration and Refugee Policy offers an update.

Update Looking Forward to the New Congress: Immigration Priorities 

On January 3, the 116th Congress was sworn into office. A new congress means new opportunities for advocacy. Here’s a look at what our Immigration and Refugee Policy team will focus on this year.

Background The Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act: Bill Analysis 

FCNL’s immigration advocacy prioritizes reforming immigrant detention in order to limit its use and improve existing conditions. Here is a look at how the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act addresses our concerns. FCNL urges its reintroduction and passage.

Update Government Heads Into Partial Shutdown 

The debate over how Congress will fund immigration enforcement culminated with the president opting for a partial government shutdown rather than signing a bill with less than $5 billion for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Update Your Stories Help Humanize the Immigration Debate 

Thank you to each advocate who wrote about how the Administration’s proposed public charge rule would affect our communities - every comment, every story, was essential.

Letter Christian Leaders Urge Congress Prioritize Low Income, Anti-Hunger Programs in Spending Bills 

The Circle of Protection sent a letter to Congress urging members to prioritize programs that address poverty and hunger rather than increased expenditures on militarizing the border and detaining immigrant families.

Statement FCNL Submits Comment Opposing Proposed Rule on Public Charge  

On December 10, 2018, FCNL submitted a comment opposing a proposed rule that would dramatically expand the definition of what it means to be a "public charge."

Background Rebuilding Our Democracy 

When World War II broke out, more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were stripped of their rights. Actor George Takei and his family were among those imprisoned in ten internment camps throughout the U.S.

Update Act in Hope this Season 

Even as our hearts are broken with the constant attacks on our immigrant and refugee neighbors, we are reminded that we are an Advent people - a people of hope.

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