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The cost of war is not measured solely in bombs dropped or dollars spent. It's measured in lives lost, families uprooted, and homes destroyed. In Syria, years of civil war have taken their toll. There are nearly 4 million Syrian refugees and 8 million Syrians who have been internally displaced. Now is the time for compassion and leadership. As a nation of immigrants and refugees, the U.S. has a special responsibility to people affected by ongoing violence in Iraq, Syria, and neighboring countries.


FCNL Written Statement for House Homeland Security Hearing on Refugees

FCNL's Legislative Representative for Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Yasmine Taeb, submits a written statement for the record to the House Homeland Security Hearing on the "Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist Infiltration Through U.S. Refugee and Visa Programs."

Senate Blocks Anti-Refugee Legislation

Because of the countless letters, calls, and tweets you sent to your senators, the Senate voted to block a dangerous and discriminatory anti-refugee legislation, the so-called “American SAFE Act,” from coming to the Senate floor for a vote.

FCNL Welcomes U.S. Senate Rejection of Anti-Refugee Bill

On January 20, 2015, the U.S. Senate blocked a vote on H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015. The American SAFE Act would effectively shut down our refugee resettlement program and immediately put a halt to the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

More Than 500 Organizations Urge the U.S. Senate to Oppose Anti-Refugee Bill

FCNL joined more than 500 faith, human rights, and advocacy groups in a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015.

Anti-Refugee Legislation Moving in Congress

Ask the administration to cease and members of Congress to speak out against the policy of raiding homes of asylum seeking Central American children and adults who have been served final deportation orders.

Statement of Legislative Policy

We support openness to refugees, victims of violence and human trafficking and those seeking asylum. The immigration policies we envision will allow people to migrate to the United States regardless of their wealth or skill levels, to preserve their families’ unity, to change their places of employment and to apply for lawful permanent status and eventual citizenship.

We seek federal policies and practices that avoid violence and embrace peaceful forms of managing and resolving conflict. The cycles of violence perpetuated by acts of terror and the armed overthrow of governments serve as warnings against the use of force, while the examples of nonviolent movements for change provide concrete alternatives.

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