2020 SFCS Policy Platform

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Our policy platform based out of the direct experience of our clients, voices of our staff, and expertise of coalition members. Each day, we see the devastating consequences public policies have on our clients, and we are called to advocate for a world in which all are valued.

Immigration Policy Updates

Monthly updates that track changes in federal, state, and local changes in immigration policy.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

Take Action: Protect DACA Recipients

The Supreme Court is set to rule on the Trump administration’s attempts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program any day now. While DACA recipients and their families await this decision, Congress can and must pass a legislative solution to permanently protect the more than 780,000 DACA recipients. Last year, H.R. 6, a bill providing DACA recipients, TPS holders, and DED holders with a pathway to citizenship, was passed in the House of Representatives. We ask that you contact your senator to support the Dream Act of 2019, S. 874. This bipartisan bill would provide Dreamers with protection from deportation and an opportunity to obtain legal status.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Statements Regarding DACA: 

Backgrounder on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

USCCB Chairmen Issue Statement on Supreme Court Cases Upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program (2019)

USCCB President, Vice President and Committee Chairmen Denounce Administration’s Decision to End DACA and Strongly Urge Congress to Find Legislative Solution (2017)

Other Useful Articles

‘Dreamers’ risk lives on pandemic’s front lines while they await a decision on their own futures (2020)

What is at stake as the Supreme Court weighs the future of immigrant ‘Dreamers’ (2020)

In Review: 2019-2020 Legislative Session

The Missouri Legislative Session ended on May 15, 2020. In positive news, many of the destructive bills we advocated against during the session did not pass. Unfortunately, the Higher Education Budget passed with language prohibiting public colleges and universities from offering in-state tuition or scholarship to undocumented students. We do expect that many of the bills below will return next session, and we will be ready to testify and continue to educate the public to ensure they do not pass.

You can view the sessions bills and our priorities here: Download the One-Pager

2019-2020 Legislative Priorities

Pick an issue, learn more, and call or write your legislator to help us advocate for a Missouri where all are valued. Find your legislator here. 

Pass the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act

The Immigrant Tenant Protection Act of Missouri prohibits landlords from disclosing or threatening to disclose the immigration status of their tenants for reasons of intimidation or retaliation.

Pass In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

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Tell your legislator to oppose SB 642, which mandates that public institutions of higher education charge international tuition rates to undocumented students.

Tell your legislator to support House Bill 1423 and House Bill 1863, which establish in-state tuition for undocumented students.

Oppose the Police-to-ICE Pipeline

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Forcing municipalities to divert funding toward immigration enforcement rather than local public safety concerns is bad for public safety and undermines the trust between local law enforcement and the families they serve. Tell your Senator to oppose SB 589.

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