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Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises. 


Why it matters

All persons should receive fair treatment under the law and it is critical for the U.S. to encourage immigrant participation in our democracy. 

What we're doing

We support federal immigration laws that provide efficient, expeditious systems for immigrants to enter the United States. Seeking asylum at points of entry into the United States is part of our legal immigration process and assaults on asylum seekers are unAmerican. The League of Women Voters stands in solidarity with immigrants and our partners in the immigrant rights community. The 116th Congress must take immediate action to pass common sense, fair immigration policies that end the crisis at our border, ends the separation of families, and provides a path to citizenship.

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Immigration In Depth

The League joined partners sending a letter to President Biden urging the immediate pause of the removal of Haitians to Haiti. 

Building on the League’s endorsement of the reintroduced bill earlier this month, LWV joined allies in urging House Leadership to bring the NO BAN Act to a vote

The League joined, immigrant rights advocates to oppose a COVID relief package amendment that threatened to deny survival checks to mixed-immigration status families.

LWV signed on to a Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights letter urging Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Cameroonians.

LWV  calls upon President Biden and DHS Secretary Mayorkas to exercise executive authority to designate Mexico for Temporary Protected Status because of their COVID-19 crisis.

The League joined letters in support of the New Deal for New Americans and National Office for New Americans Acts.

The League of Women Voters strongly endorses this common-sense bipartisan legislation, and we stand ready to work with lawmakers to see it become law.

LWV sent a letter to Dream Act sponsor Senator Durbin offering our support and endorsement of the Dream Act, re-introduced last week

the League issued a rare vote recommendation  last week urging them to protect immigrant/mixed-status family access to stimulus checks/vaccines and oppose Youth Amendment and others.

We commend President Biden for prioritizing the reunification of thousands of families separated by the previous administration.