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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

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 most Americans last week. The 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.