The second evening of training will be Monday, January 31, 6:30-8:30 pm. Colorado AID, of which AFSC is a founding member, invites you to volunteer to visit and support immigrants who are being detained. Out of our commitment to Abolish an Inhumane Detention system, we provide witness and support in solidarity with detained persons and their communities.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego has been arrested for hiding his undocumented father and other people in the U.S. illegally. Authorities took Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr. into custody earlier this week. They've charged him with harboring illegal immigrants at his home and lying to federal investigators, who had asked him about his whereabouts. AFSC's Christian Ramirez weighs in.
Denver Justice and Peace Committee (DJPC) Salon: Immigrant Detention: When U.S. Foreign Policy Drives People from their Homes and U.S. Enforcement Policies Drive Them Back. Jennifer Piper of the AFSC will share her perspectives and facts on the immigrant detention system, its impact on Colorado, and what we can do to oppose it. Free parking in lot east of the building, as well as along the street, enter through the door on Osceola St. More info: 303-623-1463, firstname.lastname@example.org
The DREAM Act “was probably the last measure we are going to see (for awhile) that contained favorable pieces in support of the migrant community,” said Pedro Rios, San Diego director of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker human-rights organization. “It’s ironic that this is probably the most conservative version of the DREAM Act, and yet Congress could not make an effort to reconcile differences to move it forward.”
We feel there are other methods that can be used, are effective and don't restrict a person's liberty for a civil immigration violation," said Amy Gottlieb of the American Friends Service Committee. "We much prefer that ICE employ community-based alternatives to detention."
The American Friends Service Committee and Beau Hodai (author of the groundbreaking article from In These Times on private prisons & Arizona) met on the lawn of the state house in Phoenix on Monday to hold a press conference calling for an end to for-profit prison influence peddling in Arizona.
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