Immigration Policy

As investors, we believe that just immigration policies are critical to a stable and prosperous business environment, and will promote sustainable communities.

Featured ICCR Initiatives: 

Comment letter on proposed changes to the "public charge" rule. A part of federal immigration law for over a hundred years, the “public charge” test is designed to identify people who may depend on the government as their main source of support. On October 10, DHS proposed to change this long-standing policy by excluding anyone who is likely to use certain health care, nutrition or housing programs in the future. If the rule is finalized in its proposed form, this would mark a significant and harmful departure from the current policy. ICCR issued a public statement in response on December 7. It also signed onto this letter comment from consumer and advisory groups on December 10.

Guidance on Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence Related to Immigration Detention and Family Separation. The Investor Alliance for Human Rights - an ICCR project - has developed this white paper for corporations seeking to minimize their exposure to human rights risks regarding the issues of immigrant detention and family separation.

Muslim Travel Ban. On June 27 ICCR issued a public statement condemning the Trump administration’s travel ban – a policy that transparently discriminates against communities based on religious beliefs and ethnic identities.

Temporary Protected Status. Individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) have lived and worked in communities across the U.S. for, in some cases, nearly two decades, are now integral members of our society and workforce. 

On July 25 ICCR joined a group of 307 organizations in urging Secretary Nielsen and Secretary Pompeo to designate Guatemala for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Previously on February 12th, ICCR joined a group of 113 institutional investors in sending a letter to Congressional leaders urging an extension of TPS status for El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The consequences of rescinding DACA without a more permanent replacement would be severe for 800,000 young immigrants and for our national economy.  In a letter sent on November 16th, 2017, investors wrote to Congress in support of a “clean” version of Dream Act that is not tied to other immigration-related proposals. As investors, we are concerned that the failure to pass a “clean” Dream Act will be detrimental to the businesses we invest in, as well as the larger business environment.

The Business Risk of Census 2020ICCR believes a question on citizenship will undermine the accuracy of 2020 census data, and runs the risk of significantly under-representing immigrant, minority and low-income populations. 

 

Our Partners on Immigration:

  • Make the Road NY
  • Center for Popular Democracy
  • Interfaith Immigration Coalition
  • NETWORK Lobby

 

 

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