Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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.

Dreamer talks immigration reform with Senator Grassley

By Hector Salamanca, AFSC Iowa Latino Youth Organizer Intern

I went to a recent town hall meeting in Boone, Iowa for a reason, and that was to ask Senator Chuck Grassley what his views were on the current Immigration bill. I was completely unprepared for what awaited me at the town hall and whether or not it was going to be a tough crowd or a supportive crowd that cared about immigration reform.

Immigration reform: What is being proposed? Why should we care?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion to learn about current legislative proposals to reform our broken immigration system. 

All are welcome!

Sandra Sanchez talks immigration reform on The Fallon Forum

Sandra Sanchez discusses the latest immigration reform legislation on the Fallon Forum, April 24, 2013. Sandra directs AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program and can be reached at SSanchez@afsc.org.

Iowans to call for fair immigration reform

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Dreamers and allies won a big victory with the Drivers Licenses this winter, but our work is still not done.

Now our sights are on Humane Immigration Reform and we ask you to join us on May 2 from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m at City Hall, Second Floor Auditorium, 923 8th Street in Boone. We will be sending a clear message to Senator Grassley that we do not appreciate his recent comments over the immigration bill. So please join us and continue marching towards humane immigration reform.

May Day 2013 in Providence

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 3:00pm

marching for justice

Rini Templeton Marching

art by Rini Templeton

 

Join us on International Workers' Day, May 1, as we rally in solidarity with all working class people across the world! May Day is the day for us to come together and join arms to lift up workers struggles across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity and nationality. 

Meet at the Central High School Parking lot at 3:30, and march with us to the State House. We expect to arrive at the state house at 5pm.

This year specifically we demand:

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