A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
For the first time in years, the full Senate is scheduled to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation next week. But the final bill that emerges from the Senate depends on how well senators respond to our collective advocacy.
On June 13, the Senate rejected an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have delayed - perhaps indefinitely - the path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.
Interfaith Immigration Coalition
FCNL is an active member of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, which is a partnership of faith-based organizations committed to enacting fair and humane immigration reform. Check out the useful resources, articles, and actions from their website.
Stories & Successes
On January 2, the Obama Administration announced a new rule that would ease certain families threatened with separation because of immigration status.
At the end of August, the Administration released a policy excluding immigrant youth eligible for the "deferred action status" from receiving health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act.
When federal immigration enforcement is carried out by state and local law enforcement, communities are less safe. Read why.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
" We believe that the world should move toward becoming a global community that safeguards the human rights and guarantees the economic opportunity of all people in their country of choice.
All those seeking to enter the United States or residing here should, without regard to immigration status, be treated with justice and equity."