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Advocacy Resource Interfaith Week of Action to Stop Family Detention 

Join the National Call-in Day on Wednesday, September 26th to call on Congress to protect families and stop fueling unjust detention, deportation, and border policies.

Update Oppose Administration Proposal to Lock Out Immigrants Based on Wealth 

A new rule could mean claiming Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), housing assistance, and more could cost individuals their path to citizenship.

Action Alert Tell Congress: No New Money for Family Detention 

The national crisis of family separation and unchecked immigration enforcement persists. To pave the way for increased family detention, Congress is considering pouring billions more dollars into the budget for immigrant detention.

Press Release New Public Charge Rule Prioritizes Wealth over Hard Work and Family 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) strongly opposes a rule that would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain green cards if they have used social services.

Background Minutes as a Shared Witness 

When Quakers conduct business in a monthly meeting or church, it is done in worship. A minute is a record of a corporate decision reached during a meeting for worship, or for business, or the account of a single transaction in the written record of a meeting for business or committee.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Critical of New Low Refugee Admissions Goal 

Washington, DC (September 18, 2018) – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has long opposed the Trump Administration’s low refugee admissions goals. The White House announced late yesterday that it is committed to resettling only 30,000 for FY2019—the lowest in the resettlement program’s history.

Statement FCNL Statement on the Implications of the Flores Settlement Agreement 

FCNL submitted a statement for the record in response to a Senate hearing on the child welfare standards that have prevented the expansion of family detention.

Update Responding to the Threat of Increased Family Detention 

In May, the administration started systematically separating children from their parents as families sought safety and asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, as the administration scrambles to reunite all children with their parents, they are moving toward a new policy: jail families together, indefinitely.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Marks DACA Cancellation Anniversary with Renewed Commitment to Protecting Dreamers 


Washington, DC (September 5, 2018) – Today, one year since the Trump Administration cancelled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) calls on lawmakers to reject increases in spending for harmful immigration enforcement practices.

Letter FCNL Joins Letter Opposing Additional Funding for Immigrant Detention 

Hundreds of national, state, and local organizations joined a letter urging Congress not to allocate more money to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for detention.

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