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 U.S. should be leading efforts to help resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S. and abroad, while pursuing a political solution for the Syrian Civil War. However, the U.S. also has its own refugee crisis closer to home that we have not been doing our part for. The U.S. must radically shift policies for refugees and migrants fleeing from Central America.
FCNL joined over 300 organizations urging the Department of Homeland Security to end ICE’s entanglement with private for-profit prison companies as quickly as possible, and to close down the most dangerous and mismanaged facilities immediately.
FCNL joined over 300 organizations the Administration to grant temporary protected status to individuals seeking refuge from violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America.
This election season has made the immigration debate toxic. Candidates and elected officials alike have demonized immigrants, in a dramatic departure from even a few years ago.
Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of FCNL, joined interfaith leaders in urging the Department of Homeland Security to follow the Department of State's lead and end existing contracts with private prisons.
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.