A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
We seek immigration policies that protect immigrants, their families and the communities to which they belong. We continue to press Congress for fair and compassionate proposals that mend our broken immigration system and create lasting positive solutions.
There is no way to detain families "humanely" and we continue to urge the Administration to end this detrimental policy. Read why.
Twenty national faith, immigration, and community organizations joined a month-long campaign - led by FCNL - urging Congress to focus on the importance of immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities in the fabric of American society.
What does it mean to love our neighbors now? One part of the equation is to show love to those who are the targets of fear and suspicion. Many of you are involved in this kind of work, personally and politically. FCNL is as well, in lobbying for systemic change.
FCNL's written statement for the record for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, pertaining to its April 19 subcommittee hearing: "The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy".
FCNL is leading an initiative throughout the month of April to lift up a common commitment between ally organizations. As faith-based, advocacy, immigrant rights and refugee resettlement organizations, each are speaking out in favor of our pluralist American communities, which include immigrants, refugees and people of the Muslim faith.
In early March, we got word of the tragic murder of Berta Cáceres, an environmental and indigenous rights activist from Honduras. We can honor her life is by carrying her life’s work to fruition; to build bridges between people, strive for coexistence, cherish our earth, lift up the rights, dignities and protection of all peoples, choose care over violence, and take action.
Interfaith Immigration Coalition
FCNL is an active member of and co-chairs the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, which is a partnership of over 45 faith-based organizations committed to enacting just and humane immigration reform. Check out the resources and actions on
their website, or follow them at @interfaithimm on Twitter.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
" The United States derives much of its strength and character from the many peoples who have built it. Our immigration policy must honor the human rights and due process rights of all persons, offer fair opportunities to enter or to remain in the country and pursue citizenship and adequately address the needs of communities affected by immigration.