Immigrant Rights

Humanely Reforming Immigration Policy

AFSC is working for U.S. immigration policy that protects the human rights of all people. We directly support immigrant and refugee communities across the U.S. while advocating in Washington, D.C., for humane reform.

A New Path outlines our policy priorities for humane reform that:

  • Supports humane economic policies to reduce forced migration
  • Provides a clear and timely path to citizenship that prioritizes unifying all family members
  • Ends programs requiring collaboration between local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Protects labor, civil, and human rights for all residents
  • Terminates mandatory detention policies
  • Contains budget choices that improve the quality of life for border communities

Take Action

  • As House members debate immigration policy reform, call on them to reduce excessive and unnecessary spending on the border.
  • President Obama’s federal budget proposal includes funding for an immigrant detention “bed quota.” The quota requires Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to have at least 30...
  • It’s time to stop the practice of tearing apart families and instead uphold the universal value of honoring strong bonds between loved ones.


Resources for download

  • H.R. 15: The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act
  • Boots on the Border chatroom Q&A
  • Open Letter to President Obama, January 31, 2014 - Halt the Deportations
  • October 2 CHIP Immigration Community News Update

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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