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.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauds the Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement that it will phase out contracts with private prison corporations. We welcome their acknowledgement of private prison facilities’ substandard conditions and inadequate oversight. Government must ensure that detention facilities provide humane conditions and basic rights.
Our immigration system is broken. Rather
than making repairs, our government is
focused on punishment: setting quotas
to keep immigrants in detention, building
higher walls, and raiding homes. Do you
support comprehensive reform to fix
our immigration system that would treat
immigrants and U.S. citizens touched by
this system with respect and dignity?
158 immigrant, civil rights, faith-based, and labor organizations urged opposition to legislation that jeopardizes public safety, erodes the goodwill forged between local police and its residents, and perpetuates the criminalization of immigrant communities.
FCNL joined a broad spectrum of housing, community development, faith-based and other human needs organizations urging opposition to a misguided proposal that would have punished communities that have immigrant “sanctuary” laws and policies in place by stripping them of federal funding essential for community development.
Every day, parents are torn from their children and young adults are deported to foreign countries unknown to them. Every day, families with mixed immigration status live with fear and anxiety of separation by deportation or detention. Today, millions of undocumented immigrants and their family members continue to live in limbo, rooted in their lives as Americans with no path towards legal status – temporary or permanent.
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.