Family Unity

The Interfaith Immigration Coalition Platform states that we look for immigration and refugee policies that prioritize family unity.

Families are the basic unit of strong communities. Unified families bring stability to individual households and strengthen neighborhoods and communities. Family members help one another navigate a new culture, pursue job opportunities, start businesses, and contribute economically, socially, and spiritually to society. As faith communities, we know that every family deserves stability and security. Children should not have to live with the fear of their parents being taken away from them at any moment. As we reform our laws to prioritize keeping families together, our communities will grow healthier and stronger.

Right now is a critical time to tell our national leaders to uphold the sanctity of family unity. As Congress and the administration consider proposals that would prolong family separation and dismantle the family-based immigration system, communities of faith are called to share why prioritizing family unity is important to our faith traditions. Below is a compilation of resources, messaging guidance, factsheets, and advocacy toolkits. For more information about IIC priorities, please click here.

Faith Talking Points and Ways to Take Action

Family-Based Immigration Factsheets

Statements on Family Unity

Reports and Toolkits on Family-based Immigration

Faith Leader Testimony

Past Action Alerts

Past Statements and Letters

Past Resources on Women and Immigration

News Media