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Immigration

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. 

Immigration

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 a federal immigration law that provides an efficient, expeditious system for legal entry of immigrants into the United States including the DREAM ACT. We support policies to improve economies, education, job opportunities and living conditions in nations with large emigrating populations. We support provisions for unauthorized immigrants already in the country to earn legal status. We support federal payments to impacted communities to address the financial costs borne by states and local governments with large immigrant populations. 

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Immigration In Depth

Today hundreds of thousands of people stepped up to say “Immigrants are welcome here” during Families Belong Together marches across the country.

LWVUS sent a memo to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley regarding the Administration's decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The House of Representatives today in a 121-301 vote rejected the Ryan Compromise immigration legislation.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Trump Administration's travel ban is within the president’s authority.

Immigration was the major policy focus of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Trump Administration and most Americans last week. The U.S. House voted on legislation and President Trump signed an Executive Order around family detention at our borders.

The League of Women Voters urges members of Congress to vote NO on the Goodlatte bill and NO on the Ryan compromise.

The League sent a memo to the U.S. House urging Representatives to vote NO on the two proposed immigration bills.

The League joined nearly 300 organizations calling on members of Congress to reduce funding for detentions and deportations and provide zero funding for an unnecessary border wall.

The League sent a letter outlining the necessary provisions that should be included in any immigration bill that moves forward. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will be visiting offices on Capitol Hill on this issue in the coming weeks.