greensboro immigrant rights

After detention and decades of waiting, family can apply for green cards

For Fredd Reyes, the U.S. is home. He’s lived here since he was two years old and has no memory of his native Guatemala. He was a top student at East Davidson High before attending a local college.

Fredd’s English is better than his Spanish. He is a taxpayer with no criminal record. His younger brother is a U.S. citizen. There was no reason to suspect his past was unusual. Fredd’s friends did not know he was living in the country without documents until he was arrested, detained, and threatened with deportation.

Obama, Senate panel’s immigration reform outlines helpful

AFSC finds it helpful that both President Obama and eight U.S. senators have agreed the time is now for creating a path to citizenship. But it should not be paired with more unnecessary, ineffective border control measures, or expansion of employment verification programs such as E-Verify and I-9 audits which put labor protections of all workers at risk.

AFSC sponsors vigil to prevent NC mother’s deportation

Reflection on Vigil for Orfilia Reyes

By Lori Fernald Khamala, Immigrant Rights Program Director 

AFSC Office of the Carolinas Press Release 5/10/2012

Contact: Lori Fernald Khamala 

Office: 336-854-0633
Cell: 919-491-0039
email: LKhamala@afsc.org                                                                          

Vigil for Immigrant Justice 5/15/12 in Greensboro

Vigil for Immigrant Justice

This year to celebrate Mother’s Day, help keep one mother with her children, including a US
citizen minor son.

· Keep Orfilia’s Family Together; stop her imminent deportation
· Support victims of a recent ICE raid in Greensboro, terrorizing at least 40 families
· Stand together against Secure Communities and other programs harming our immigrant
   neighbors

Tuesday, May 15
6:30-8pm
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
2205 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC 27403

Storyology 2012: Final

 

Budding immigrant filmmakers debuted their 3-minute masterpieces to a standing room only crowd at International House Charlotte on Friday, March 16, 2012. A story of treacherous journeys across the sea and prison escapes mingled with personal stories of a marriage broken by abuse, a student’s journey from a refugee camp to a Charlotte school, and an account of how a family got its start in the United States. Each story was different, but each painted a picture of the external and internal struggles faced by immigrants in North Carolina today.

Storyology 2012: Life Dream

Budding immigrant filmmakers debuted their 3-minute masterpieces to a standing room only crowd at International House Charlotte on Friday, March 16, 2012.

Storyology 2012: My American Dream

 

Budding immigrant filmmakers debuted their 3-minute masterpieces to a standing room only crowd at International House Charlotte on Friday, March 16, 2012. A story of treacherous journeys across the sea and prison escapes mingled with personal stories of a marriage broken by abuse, a student’s journey from a refugee camp to a Charlotte school, and an account of how a family got its start in the United States. Each story was different, but each painted a picture of the external and internal struggles faced by immigrants in North Carolina today.

Storyology 2012: Let there by Luz "Light"

Budding immigrant filmmakers debuted their 3-minute masterpieces to a standing room only crowd at International House Charlotte on Friday, March 16, 2012. A story of treacherous journeys across the sea and prison escapes mingled with personal stories of a marriage broken by abuse, a student’s journey from a refugee camp to a Charlotte school, and an account of how a family got its start in the United States.

We are the Future

WE are the Future

By: Lori F. Khamala, AFSC NC Immigrant Rights Program Director 

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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