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Key Issue

Immigrant detention and deportation

Every year, the U.S. deports over 300,000 people and imprisons an estimated 400,000 individuals in immigrant detention facilities across the country, costing taxpayers over $2 billion annually.  

AFSC works to stop detention and deportation, which tears families apart and and harm all of our communities. Joining with immigrant-led efforts across the U.S., we advocate for fair and humane immigration policies that welcome and respect the dignity of all people. 

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Action alert

Our federal budget should not be used to advance an anti-immigrant agenda. As Congress and the president continue to negotiate a 2019 budget, tell your representatives: No more funding for walls, ICE, or border patrol.

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Resource

Get resources on TPS, a life-saving program that provides protections from deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S.

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