The League joined constitutional rights and public interest groups in opposing calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.

The League joined an amicus in Maslenjak v. United States. The case will be argued at the U.S. Supreme Court on April 26, 2017. The brief argues that the Sixth Circuit’s holding—that any knowing false statement or omission can be grounds for denaturalization and criminal prosecution—would have dire consequences for naturalized citizens, significantly discourage lawful immigrants from seeking citizenship, and undermine a cornerstone of American society and values. 

LWVUS joined LWVMD and 40 other national and local organizations supporting rescission of a resolution that calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.

The League sent a memo to the U.S. Senate about the most recent nominee to the Supreme Court.

The League joined a letter to President Trump in support of the Obama Administration's 2012 executive action on "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals."

The United States is a nation of immigrants, and the League of Women Voters has a long history of encouraging their participation in American society.  Immigrants have helped weave the fabric and identity of our nation, and we believe that it is critical for the U.S. to encourage their participation in our democracy. Our work around comprehensive immigration reform largely falls into the following categories: 

The League sent a letter to the U.S. House urging them to pass immigration reform and ensure that a path to citizenship is available to all who remain legally in the United States.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. House on May 16, 2013 regarding immigration reform and citizenship in a Democracy.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate on April 18, 2013 regarding immigration reform and citizenship in a Democracy.

This background paper was produced as part of the League's two-year (2006-2008) study of Immigration aimed at helping communities understand the implications of immigration at the local, state, and federal level. At the bottom of each paper is a link to a downloadable PDF version. "...“Family reunification has long been a cornerstone of both American law and INS practice,” notes Doris Meissner, former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Many early immigrants to America, particularly those fleeing religious or political persecution in their homelands, migrated here as families. In subsequent centuries, a head of household often came first to “test the waters” of the new land. Prior to 1965, the timeliness of family reunification in the U.S. depended almost entirely on how long it took for this first family member to secure a job and shelter, and save funds for passage to the United States for spouse and children. ..."

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