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.
FCNL's written statement for the record for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, pertaining to its April 19 subcommittee hearing: "The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy".
FCNL is leading an initiative throughout the month of April to lift up a common commitment between ally organizations. As faith-based, advocacy, immigrant rights and refugee resettlement organizations, each are speaking out in favor of our pluralist American communities, which include immigrants, refugees and people of the Muslim faith.
In early March, we got word of the tragic murder of Berta Cáceres, an environmental and indigenous rights activist from Honduras. We can honor her life is by carrying her life’s work to fruition; to build bridges between people, strive for coexistence, cherish our earth, lift up the rights, dignities and protection of all peoples, choose care over violence, and take action.
Twenty-five national faith-based organizations wrote to members of the House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees on Homeland Security, requesting they eliminate the requirement to maintain 34,000 beds in immigrant detention from the budget this year.
Over 250 organizations wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry expressing deep sorrow over the murder of indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras and asked that the United States respond with a radical shift in foreign policy to the region, ensuring human rights conditions are strengthened, activist deaths independently investigated, and U.S. security assistance to Honduras suspended.
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.