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Background Immigrant Detention Is Costly, Harmful, and Unnecessary 

Participants in FCNL's annual Spring Lobby Weekend will urge Congress to reduce the use of and funding for immigrant detention in favor of alternatives.

Update The President’s Vision for Immigration Spending Is a Moral Nonstarter 

President Donald Trump’s budget request outlines a daunting increase in in spending that will result in more immigrants languishing in unjust detention and harmful border policies. Congress should reject this proposal and invest in programs that make our communities strong and vibrant.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Praises New House Bill to Protect Dreamers 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) supports the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, introduced in the House today. The bill combines previous versions of both the Dream Act and the American Promise Act, which were designed to protect individuals living in the United States for extended periods of time and facing potential deportation.

Statement Congress Needs to Reject the President’s Budget and Construct a Different Future for our Nation 

President Donald Trump’s proposed FY 2020 budget lays out a disturbing vision for the future of our country that offers billions more for war, walls, and detention at the expense of our families, our health, and our safety.

Quaker Witness at the Southern Border 

General Committee members Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan visited the U.S.-Mexico border.

Update Investing in Loving Our Neighbors 

How do we answer to “that of God” within every sojourner in our midst?

Background Militarization of our Southern Border 

Question & Answer with Tom Vaughan

General Committee members Tom Vaughan & Sandy Feutz engage in Witness at the Southern Border by photographing what goes on there. We spoke with Tom about this work.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Vote Denouncing “National Emergency” 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded the passage of the House of Representatives resolution to overturn the national emergency declaration issued by President Donald Trump earlier this month. FCNL urges the Senate to approve a similar resolution as soon as possible.

Letter FCNL Urges House Judiciary Committee to End Family Detention and Separation 

On Tuesday, February 26, prior to the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on "Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy," FCNL submitted a statement urging an end to the devastating practice of family detention and the use of adult immigrant detention that results in family separation.

Action Alert Act to Address the True Crisis at Our Border 

There is a crisis at the U.S. border: a moral crisis of immigrant children separated from their parents as they seek safety. There is a crisis of walls through communities and of refugee families detained in camps on military bases. There is a humanitarian crisis, created by military troops deployed in border communities and an illegal ban on certain asylum seekers.

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