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Letter People of Faith Will Not Stand By Idly Amid Historically Low Refugee Arrivals 

FCNL joined more than 750 faith leaders and organizations reiterating our support of robust refugee resettlement and protection to members of Congress and the administration.

Action Alert Invest in Alternatives to Detention As a Solution to Family Separation 

Ending family separation does not mean that we must expand family detention.

Statement FCNL Welcomes Grassley, Feinstein Leadership in Refugee Admissions Oversight 

This week, Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter to the administration urging a robust refugee consultation process.

Action Alert The Senate Must Protect Refugee Admissions 

Recently, the New York Times reported that the White House is planning to resettle only 25,000 refugees— or fewer— next year. This would be the lowest number of refugees admitted since the program started in 1980. It is a serious abdication of our shared responsibility to protect vulnerable people and welcome those seeking refuge.

Update Resources: Stop Yet Another Drastic Cut to Refugee Arrivals 

The administration is reportedly considering another drastic cut in refugee arrivals next fiscal year. Take action to ensure your members of Congress are weighing in.

Statement FCNL Submits Comment Opposing Citizenship Question in 2020 Census 

The Trump Administration has been seeking to add a question to the 2020 Census that would ask respondents to indicate whether they are a citizen of the United States or not. The proposed rule would go through the Department of Commerce, and would change how the Census intakes information.

Advocacy Resource Interfaith Resource: Engage With Congress on Family Incarceration and Separation 

Congress has an important role to play to end family incarceration and separation. But right now, they are considering pouring billions of dollars into inhumane immigration enforcement, detention, and border militarization, while considering legislation that could incarcerate more families indefinitely.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Warns House Homeland Security Budget Advances Family Separation and Detention 


Washington, DC (July 26, 2018) – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) criticized the full committee passage of the Department of Homeland Security’s spending bill for fiscal year 2019. Passed yesterday evening, this bill will tear thousands more children from their parents through detention and deportation, or while seeking safety at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Event Webinar on Family Separation and August Recess Engagement 

Monday, July 30 at 4 PM EST

See a webinar recording & resources on family separation with members of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Justice for Immigrants campaign.

Statement FCNL Applauds Bipartisan Letter Urging Family Unity As Default U.S. Policy 

On July 19, more than two dozen senators sent a letter to President Trump urging the administration to end the practice of family separation and immediately reunite separated families.

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