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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 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.

Immigration In Depth

On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a trio of cases suing the administration over its decision to end DACA. 

Now that the threat of a citizenship question on the Census appears to have ended, the focus must turn toward ensuring the 2020 Census is conducted appropriately and comprehensively.

League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement ahead of the administration’s planned raids to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants living in the United States.  

The League joined more than 150 organizations in support of the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act and Help for Separated Families Act (H.R. 3451/H.R. 3452). 

The administration’s no tolerance policy for asylum seekers has created constant fear and chaos for immigrant families while doing nothing to strengthen our national security.

The League joined 400 national, state, and local groups urging Congress to ensure passage of legislation that permanently protects Dreamers and beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

The League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement following President Trump's declaration of a national emergency.

The League sent a memo to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate urging them to re-open the government.

What will keep our nation secure is not a wall, but a comprehensive immigration plan executed through a fully funded government.

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