A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
On May 21, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve the bipartisan immigration reform bill, S. 744. The vote concluded three weeks of debate over amendments, and the bill will come to the Senate floor in early June.
The New York Times reported on April 25 that the House Judiciary Committee will consider aspects of immigration reform in separate bills, rather than one comprehensive piece of legislation as in the Senate.
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."