Imagine sitting in a room when, all of a sudden, the lights go out. Without warning the ability to navigate the room and the comfort of knowing where things are is lost in darkness. If you, like me, are afraid of the dark you know the worst part is having to get up and feel through the blackness and uncertainty for the light switch. On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, the young boys and girls who are not afraid to talk about their undocumented immigrant status felt real fear when the County College of Morris board turned out the lights on what was sure to be a promising and rewa
[From Wendy Vasquez} This movie has really impressed everyone who has seen it. We have showed it twice at Trinity UMC. This is the movie that documents what happened to a Virginia community that adopted a restrictive anti-immigrant law similar to the one proposed this session in Iowa.
Jennifer Piper of AFSC addresses a press conference.
Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 6:30pm
Part of a series of INTERACTIVE DIALOGUES ON IMMIGRATION FOR PEOPLE OF FAITH
With Jennifer Piper, Program Director for Interfaith Organizing,Immigrant Rights Program, AFSC Colorado Area Office
Dialogue allows people to bring fundamentally different assumptions to the table, and helps to create an atmosphere in which a group uses the richness of each person’s view to reach a place of new understanding.
Here in North Carolina, the state legislature has introduced several anti-immigrant bills since January. These bills, as well as the local agreements and policies already in place, are an attack on NC’s immigrant community.
An Arizona clergywoman active in the movement for humane immigration policies will tour New Hampshire churches for a week in March to help New Hampshire residents understand what is at stake in the immigration debate.
Rev. Liana Rowe, a minister in the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ, will give presentations in Durham, Madbury, Concord, E. Derry, Manchester, Pelham, Hanover, Peterborough, and Franconia from March 5 to 13.
San Diego television Ch. 10 News investigates a 20-year-old federal program that allows foreign investors to get on the fast track to citizenship in return for a $500,000 investment that produces 10 jobs. AFSC’s Christian Ramirez weighs in.
AFSC’s Newark staff, scores of human rights advocates and immigrants walked three miles Thursday to protest a proposed immigrant detention center that would be one of the largest in the country.
The participants, many dressed in orange jumpsuits to symbolize the prison uniforms worn by immigrant detainees, marched from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in downtown Newark to Essex County Correctional Facility. The proposed new facility would add 2,700 new beds to an already crowded and inhumane immigration detention system.
Rev. Sandra Pontoh of the Maranatha Indonesian UCC Church in Madbury, NH waits to testify against HB 644 at New Hampshire's State House.
Before the NH House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety even heard from all of the immigrants’ rights activists, law enforcement lobbyists, and business leaders who were waiting to testify against an anti-immigrant bill, committee members voted unanimously to recommend the proposal be killed.
The quick end to the hearing surprised a room full of immigrants’ rights activists, who had expected a difficult fight in a legislature that is led by ultra-conservative members.
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