The Appleseed Network strongly opposes the President’s January 27, 2017 executive order, which halted refugee admissions and drastically restricted immigrant and detainee rights.  The order threatens to harm our nation’s Constitutional values and heritage of compassion for and welcoming of some of the world’s least fortunate people.


For more than two decades Appleseed has helped refugees and other immigrants seek justice and opportunity in the United States and Mexico.  We have published numerous blueprints to make our immigration system fairer.  Appleseed Centers have been helping families and unaccompanied children navigate the immigration system, training immigrants to advocate for themselves, and supporting “Welcoming Communities” programs and pushing for access to health care, financial services, protections for money sent home, drivers’ licenses, worker’s rights and educational benefits.


In this critical moment of moral and legal challenge, many Appleseed Centers around the country will be redoubling their efforts to help vulnerable immigrants and refugees: through systemic reforms, pro bono representation, and efforts to help immigrants build better lives and make our nation stronger.


Appleseed is a non-profit network of 17 Centers across the U.S. and Mexico, dedicated to advancing justice and opportunities that help low-income people and working families build better lives.

Appleseed Statement on Immigration and Refugee Rights