Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Stop deportations now rally set for Des Moines

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The Network for Immigration Reform Now--a coalition of organizations including AFSC Iowa, Methodist Federation for Social Action, CCI, LULAC, the United Methodist Church and Las Americas/Trinity UMC--will be hosting a demonstration and press conference for "Stop Deportation Now" at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 4, outside the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines.

Jody Mashek on the Gift of Family Reunification

Jody Mashek directs the Immigration Legal Services component of AFSC’s Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines.

In one particular case, this man from Eritrea had not seen his wife and children in nine years. And he was such a ‘Dad’ figure, you could tell how much it hurt him not to be around his family. He cried in my office a couple times – here was this man in his 50s.

Iowans reenact La Posada in call for immigration reform

Iowans gather at U.S. Rep. Tom Latham's office to re-enact the immigrant story of Mary and Joseph and to urge Congress to pass humane immigration reform.

Iowans urge hope for hurting families

At an ecumenical advent service in Des Moines, Iowans light a candle and read statements of support for humane immigration reform written by religious leaders in Iowa.

Join the campaign for humane immigration reform. In Iowa, contact Sandra Sanchez of AFSC or Erica Johnson of ACLU.

Call U.S. House members to support comprehensive immigration reform

(Click here for Spanish.)

Rally for immigration reform - the time to act is now

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 2:00pm

Immigration march in Des Moines 6-15-13

Immigration march in Des Moines 6-15-13

Nearly 300 Iowans march for immigration reform in Des Moines on June 15, 2013.

Join us with family and friends to ask the U.S. House of Representatives and Rep. Tom Latham to vote yes for immigration reform now.

This event will include music, speakers, clowns, beverages and more for people of all ages and backgrounds. See the attached flyers in English and Spanish for more details. Sponsored by the Network for Immigration Reform Now, which includes AFSC Iowa and nearly two dozen other groups.

Methodist Bishop Julius Trimble's statement at Faith in Action service in Des Moines 6-27-13

Iowa Methodist Bishop Julius Trimble read this statement at the Faith in Action service at Trinity United Methodist Church in Des Moines on June 27, 2013.

Iowans put Faith in Action for immigration reform

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

Trinity United Methodist Church in Des Moines, home of the Las Americas UMC Faith Community, was the gathering point for 200 people who came together to lift up a faith-based call for humane immigration reform.

Iowans hit the streets for immigration reform

Led by immigrant youth known as Dreamers, nearly 300 immigrants and allies marched and rallied in Des Moines on June 15 to call for comprehensive immigration reform now. AFSC joined with 20 other organizations in planning the event.

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