Issues: Immigration (LWVUS)
Action on DACA
According to the New York Times: President Trump on Tuesday (September 5) ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation. He called on Congress to replace the policy with legislation before it fully expires on March 5, 2018.
The LWV stands strong with the DREAMers.
LWVUS is a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The 200+ coalition members have banded together to support the 800,000+ DREAMers who came forward when DACA was enacted. Our colleagues who are leading the fight to defend this program are doing everything they can to prepare to come to DACA's defense and ensure that this program remain.
Click HERE for their tool kit on how to respond.
Click HERE for LWVUS' Statement on the DACA Reversal.
LWVUS Position in Brief
The League of Women Voters believes that immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet the economic, business and employment needs of the United States; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises. Provision should also be made for qualified persons to enter the United States on student visas. All persons should receive fair treatment under the law.
Read the complete position on the LWVUS website.
LWVIL Position Statement on Immigration (adopted June 2007)
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