Dignity First: A Policy Platform for the Americas

For nearly 40 years, the IFCLA has worked to accompany the people of Latin America in their struggles for human rights and social justice. The Policy Platform compliments our Strategic Framework, and outlines the policy principles that we believe will bring about a world in line with our organization’s vision and in honor of our values of integrity, dignity, solidarity, diversity and commitment. This statement outlines the core beliefs of our organization followed by legislative demands.

5 Core Principles


We acknowledge and accept co-responsibility for the current state of affairs in Latin America.

dignity of migrants

We advocate for the dignity of migrants, the right to stay home and the fundamental right to migrate.


We promote the demilitarization of Latin American countries and the U.S.-Mexico border.


We seek the liberation of marginalized individuals and communities.

fair trade

We promote fair trade, labor and food practices at home and abroad.


Click here to download a working copy of the complete Policy Platform document.

Current Legislation - Missouri

Our partners at the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA) are tracking these and other immigration-related legislation in Jefferson City on their website, available here. Be sure to check them out!