Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Sandra Sanchez talks immigration reform on the Fallon Forum

Sandra Sanchez

On the February 7, 2013 edition of the Fallon Forum, Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, discusses the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform. (Sandra's portion of the program runs from the 11:20 to the 25:10 minute mark.)

Immigration Update


There has been a LOT of discussion lately about possible changes to immigration law. We have been receiving many phone calls and wanted to remind everybody -- there is NO NEW IMMIGRATON BILL. Nothing has been submitted to Congress. There is a lot of talk out there but nothing has changed.

Human Rights Day 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 10:05pm - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:10pm

Human Rights Day will be celebrated in RI with a rally focused on the rights of immigrants and workers - and of all people to basic security and human dignity.  We will gather at 4pm outside the U.S.


67Sueños, organizing young people's voices for immigration rights, arose from the realization that a majority of undocumented youth would not benefit from "Dream Act" reforms previously debated.  

Coordinator Pablo Paredes of the Pacific Mountain Region's San Francisco office currently mentors a group of seven migrant youth from "mixed status" families.  Participants interview undocumented youth from their schools, communities, and day laborer centers.  They run Encuentros or Gatherings of migrant youth.  

Rally 67 Suenos

rally for immigration rights

Pablo Paredes and young "dreamers" of 67Sueños Project Smith: Voters Wanted Candidates Who Are Tough on Immigration

The solution to illegal immigration resides in the enforcement of laws already in the books says Rep. Lamar Smith, one of legislators expected to set the immigration debate in the next Congress.

"Voters sent many pro-enforcement candidates to the House and Senate because they are tired of the failed immigration policies of the current administration," Smith said. Deportations include more criminals

 Immigration authorities in New Jersey and nationwide have stepped up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.

Activists on opposing sides of the immigration issue criticized immigration officials' characterization of the statistics as evidence that they are tackling immigration successfully. The AFSC's Amy Gottlieb weighs in.

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