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Compassionate Immigration Reform

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.

End Family Detention

There is no way to detain families "humanely" and we continue to urge the Administration to end this detrimental policy. Read why.


FCNL Applauds Justice Department Phasing Out Private Prisons

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.

Question for Candidates: Reform Immigration

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?

FCNL Joins Over 150 Organizations Opposing Detrimental Immigration Bills

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 Joins Coalition on Human Needs Letter Opposing Anti-Sanctuary Bill

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.

Living in Limbo: Supreme Court Immigration Decision

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.

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Our work on immigration policy depends on your support.


Meet Our Lobbyist

Hannah Graf Evans lobbies on immigration and domestic policy issues.

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