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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.

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Immigration In Depth

LWV joined Muslim Advocates’ coalition in urging the new Biden Administration to stop the Trump denaturalization regime.

In letters to the CDC and Biden COVID-19 Transition Team, LWV joined allies in laying out clear principles for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to immigrants.

In partnership with the Value our Families and No Muslim Ban Ever Campaigns, LWV advocated for President-elect Biden to rescind every iteration of the Muslim Ban.

LWV of the United States and the Leagues of California, Florida, and Texas filed an amicus brief in New York v. Trump, a case which challenges President Trump’s executive order to block undocumented individuals from being counted in the U.S. Census.

A federal judge ruled in City of San Jose, California v. Trump that the president’s executive order to block undocumented individuals from being counted in the U.S. Census is unconstitutional.

LWVUS joined a letter to the National Archives disapproving of the Dept. of Homeland Security's (DHS) proposed request seeking permission to destroy civil rights complaints, sexual abuse records, and civil liberty violations before they could be investigated. 

LWVUS joined immigrant and justice advocacy groups on a Defund Hate letter to House leadership calling for no funding increases for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

LWV of the United States and LWV of California, Florida, Texas filed an amicus brief in New York Immigrant Coalition v. Trump, a case which challenges President Trump’s executive order to block undocumented individuals from being counted in the U.S. Census.

The President’s proposal to exclude immigrants in the 2021 redistricting cycle is unconstitutional and unconscionable.