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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. 

Immigration In Depth

The League of Women Voters urges Congress to pass the Dream Act without amendment, to protect, not turn away, the 800,000-young people who were brought to the United States as children.

Members of the League's Lobby Corps will be visiting with members of the U.S. House urging passage of the Dream Act of 2017.

The League joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and over 180 organizations calling on Congress to immediately pass the Dream Act without amendment.

This administration's decision to rescind the 'Dreamers' program is shameful and does not serve national interest. As a country of immigrants, we are made stronger by our diversity. 

The League joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on a letter to President Trump expressing concern that the civil and human rights of all Americans are being drastically undermine

The League joined constitutional rights and public interest groups in opposing calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.

The League joined an amicus in Maslenjak v. United States. The case will be argued at the U.S.

LWVUS joined LWVMD and 40 other national and local organizations supporting rescission of a resolution that calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.

The League sent a memo to the U.S. Senate about the most recent nominee to the Supreme Court.

The League joined a letter to President Trump in support of the Obama Administration's 2012 executive action on "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals."