Immigrant Rights

Iowa Town Urged to Reject Immigrant Detention Center

[The following letter was written to the City Council of Grimes, Iowa by Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director.]

I am writing to express my opposition to the opening of a new facility for purposes of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention in the City of Grimes. I am afraid that it will bring negative attention to the City of Grimes in two ways: increasing cases of racial profiling, and making of this detention facility the main face of the city. Is that what you want for Grimes?

Immigrant Rights Happy Fall Fundraiser

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

AFSC-NC Immigrants Rights Newsletter October 2011

AFSC North Carolina Immigrant Rights Program

 October 2011 E-NEWSLETTER:

 The NC Immigrant Rights Program Monthly E-Newsletter serves as a vehicle for Quaker allies and recent immigrant/refugee constituents living in North Carolina to stay informed and involved with AFSC and immigrant rights-related actions in the state.

Know Your Rights Booklet--ENGLISH

This is the English version of a new booklet  produced by AFSC staff in North Carolina and collaborators for immigrants, including rights at home, in the car, at work and in detention. Most of the information should apply to people across the U.S., but the phone numbers are NC specific.

Know Your Rights Booklet

Una nueva libreta en español para inmigrantes, escrita por personal de AFSC en Carolina del Norte con ayuda de otras personas, que describe los derechos de usted en la casa, en el carro, en el trabajo y mientras permanece detenido(a). La mayoría de la información aplicará a personas en todos los Estados Unidos, pero los números de teléfono sólo son para las personas en Carolina del Norte.

Aviso: El documento fue subido en nuestro sitio en la red en un formato definido para imprimir el documento como libreta, y por eso las páginas aparecen fuera de orden.

Indonesian immigrants learn about rights; community learns about Indonesian immigrants

MADBURY, NEW HAMPSHIRE --- A celebration of Indonesian Independence Day at the Madbury Town Hall on August 13 included an opportunity for members of the region’s Indonesian community to learn about their rights and also enabled members of the wider community to learn how it came to pass that the Dover, New Hampshire area became home to more than a thousand Indonesian immigrants.  

Education leads to action in Denver

By Jon Krieg, AFSC Senior Administrative Associate

AFSC’s immigrant rights organizing team in Denver is good, but their timing? It would be pretty hard to top the rainbow which followed a few sprinkles at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

The colorful vigil was the capstone event for a group of community members at Something Grown Together, an “autonomously organized social justice institute” in Denver sponsored by Let Us Rise, the Wolcott Family Foundation, and Earth Force.

Vigil in Solidarity with Detained Immigrants

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Jennifer Piper addresses press conference.

Jennifer Piper of AFSC addresses a press conference.

Did you know...very close to your own home, thousands of hard working immigrant mothers, fathers, students and community members are detained every year? Join Us as we reflect on our Vision for….. Human Dignity, Justice and Peace.

Regis Students Engage with Immigration Issues

By Gabriela Flora, AFSC Project Voice Regional Organizer

We have been strengthening, expanding and deepening our relationship with Regis University in Denver. The panel, workshops and class project AFSC has partnered with Regis on have provided important mechanisms to work with students and faculty to educate about, bring light to and work for change on immigration issues.

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