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Community teach-in against deportations

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Not one more deportation in Tacoma

Five women around signs calling for end to deportation

The community outside continues to show support to make sure those inside hear their collective voices around the clock.

Hear testimonies of experiences with the deportation system. Learn about ICE holds, private prisons, local struggles to stop individual deportations; and the power of the President to stop deportations NOW.

#2Million2Many NJ Rally Held in Newark

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Not1More

April 5th is the national day of action for Not1More Campaign.

Everyday more than 1,000 people are deported. It is predicted that in April 2 million people will have been deported by the Obama Administration. Amid Congressional inaction, President Obama and his Administration must understand that our community cannot continue to wait. The President can take concrete, bold and necessary actions TODAY to turn back the deportation dragnet.

¿A quién le disparan estos niños?

News Source: 
Telemundo

Immigration policy with a human face

Amy Gottlieb, director of AFSC's Newark program, exposed the complex network of those who profit from detaining immigrants in an op-ed at Al Jazeera America.

The article raises provocative questions about just why our government continues to drag its feet on implementing humane immigration reform.

News Source: 
Al-Jazeera America

Iowans reenact La Posada in call for immigration reform

Iowans gather at U.S. Rep. Tom Latham's office to re-enact the immigrant story of Mary and Joseph and to urge Congress to pass humane immigration reform.

Stop the Deportation of Ana Karina Vivar!

Please take action to support our AFSC New Mexico colleague and his family.

URGENT ACTION ALERT FOR ANA KARINA VIVAR AND HER FAMILY

Please make two calls today to stop the deportation of Ana Karina Vivar who was picked up yesterday in Santa Fe and is in ICE custody in El Paso to be deported:

Sandra Sanchez honored for immigrant rights work

On September 28, 2013, the Iowa International Center presented its annual “Passport to Prosperity” awards to four Iowans including Sandra Sanchez, Program Director of AFSC Iowa’s Immigrants Voice Program. To view a set of photos from the event, please click here.

Fast for Immigrant Justice Interfaith Reflection Journal

Fasting for justice can be a powerful and emotional experience. It is the hope that each individual who participates in a fast for justice will be transformed and challenged through that fasting, as well as through reflection and prayer.

It is also the hope that some fasts for justice will have an external impact as well, possibly influencing those in power to stand up against injustice and to support policies that affirm the human and civil rights of immigrants and all people.

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