Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Immigration rally in Des Moines 7-27-13

Flyer for immigration rally in Des Moines 7-27-13

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.

Faith in action - A call to action for immigration reform

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

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.

Iowa’s faith leaders, immigrant community, people of faith, and all Iowans who seek just and humane immigration reform will join together as a call to action on immigration reform.

Speakers to include faith leaders from many traditions and immigrants telling their story.

Understanding Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

A free forum on the immigration legislation now pending in Congress, sponsored by the Portsmouth City Democratic Committee in coordination with the NH AFL-CIO. 

Community Information Forum on Immigration Reform

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Please join us for an educational forum about the proposed changes to our federal immigration policies, with Eva Castillo and Ana Ford from the NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees.  All are welcome.  Sponsored by NH Citizens Alliance and NH AIR.

Immigration Forum, Keene, June 18, 2013

Flyer for 6-18-13 event at Keene UU Church.

In search of evidence in Des Moines

It was a dark and stormy night….

OK, not really. But sometimes Jody Mashek’s job as Immigration Legal Service Director for AFSC in Iowa can feel a little like detective work.

Since the Obama administration began accepting applications for Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) last year, Jody and a team of volunteers have helped over 150 qualified immigrant youth apply and obtain lawful status in the United States for two years, with the hope of renewal.

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