Immigration: A New Path Towards Humane Immigration Policy
AFSC's immigration policy team has produced an excellent set of policy recommendations for federal immigration policy. Check them out to inform yourself and use our Principles when communicating with your representatives.
Create justice with humane economic policies
International economic policies, including trade agreements, need to be consistent with human rights, trade justice, and sustainable approaches to the environment and economic development.
Protect the labor rights of all workers
All workers are entitled to humane policies that protect their labor and employment rights.
Develop a clear path to permanent residence
Inclusive measures must be enacted that lead to permanent residence for undocumented immigrants, multi-status families, refugees, and asylees.
Respect the civil and human rights of immigrants
Immigrants, regardless of status, deserve the same civil and human rights as all U.S. residents.
Demilitarize the U.S.-Mexico border
The U.S.-Mexico border region must be demilitarized and the quality of life of border communities needs to be protected.
Make family reunification a top priority
Recognize the distinctly important and valuable role of family ties by supporting the reunification of immigrant families in a way that equally respects both heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
Ensure that immigrants and refugees have access to services
Public programs and services should not exclude immigrants or refugees.