Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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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.

Grinnell College president issues call for immigration reform

[On May 28, the Des Moines Register published this opinion piece by Grinnell College President Raynard Kington, MD, PhD. Sandra Sanchez, who directs AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program, wrote this open letter thanking Dr. Kington for his strong stand.]

Dear Dr. Kington,

Walk for immigration reform now

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 1:00pm

Hector speaks at the Deferred Action for Dreamers rally in Des Moines July 21, 2012

Hector Salamanca

Hector Salamanca speaks at the Deferred Action for Dreamers rally in Des Moines on July 21, 2012.

Congress: It is Time to Get it Done!

Route: Latino Business Corridor: 1500 block of East Grand to the Latino Historic Area: 800 block of East Scott Avenue & SE 9th Street (next to the Guadalupe Chapel)

Music & Speakers!  Refreshments!

A peaceful family event.

Dreamers and allies reflect on Congressional visit

Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform met with U.S. Rep. Tom Latham and staff at his Des Moines office on May 10, 2013. Hector Salamanca, AFSC Latino Youth Organizer, set up the meeting, and Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, facilitated a follow-up discussion.

Taking action for immigration reform

By Sandra Sanchez

Several Dreamers and allies of the AFSC and its Dreamers Network have been working hard during the last month, taking action in support of a humane and fair immigration reform.

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