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Coloradoans Speak Out Against Immigrant Detention

This is coverage on FIRE -- Feminist International Radio Endeavour from AFSC’s February vigil at the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado:

http://www.radiofeminista.net/index.php/en/english-home/304-broken-us-immigration-policy.html

Time For Faith Based Action on Immigration

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 6:30pm

Jennifer Piper 4-19-10

Jennifer Piper addresses press conference.

Jennifer Piper of AFSC addresses a press conference.

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.

COMMUNITY MEETING

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

COMMUNITY MEETING     

  

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.

 

Humane Immigration Policies are Theme of NH Speaking Tour for AZ Pastor

Rev. Liana Rowe to Tour NH March 5 - 13

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.

Program provides fast track to US citizenship – for cash

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.

 Click on  http://www.10news.com/video/index.html,  then look under the large screen to the screen labeled “Program provides fast track to US citizenship” and click on the arrow.

NH House Committee Gives Unanimous “NO” to Anti-Immigrant Bill

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.  

Rev. Sandra Pontoh 2-17-11

Rev. Sandra Pontoh

Rev. Sandra Pontoh of the Maranatha Indonesian UCC Church in Madbury, NH waits to testify against HB 644 at New Hampshire's State House.

Two-Part Training to Abolish Inhumane Detention

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 6:30pm

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.

NPR: Border Agent Accused of Hiding Illegal immigrants

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.

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