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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

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.

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.