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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.

activists wait to testify

Ana, Gibran, and Eva wait to testify

Activists wait to testify against HCR 2

2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Marade in Denver

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10:00am


Join us for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Marade!

The American Friends Service Committee & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights will participate in the MLK Marade at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2011! We'll meet at City Park (by Ghandi near the MLK statue) and walk to Civic Center Park together. We'll have some stickers and signs to share. Dress WARM! 

Time to talk about immigration: Welcome to Shelbyville

Originally posted on 10.19.2010 by 
Janine Vanderburg, JVA Consulting, visit JVA here

Love Knows No Borders -- Monthly Vigil at GEO Detention Center

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

This month's vigil at the ICE Detention Center is sponsored by the Denver Justice and Peace Committee. Bring a love poem or love letter for Justice to share OR a valentine for someone detained.

Please see the attached bilingual flyer for more details.

Salon to Discuss Immigrant Detention

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 7:00pm

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,

Speak Truth to Power Legislative Visits Training

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 5:00pm

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights invites you to come practice SUCCESSFUL & fruitful meetings with your legislators! Take some time to practice your talking points among friends!  Are you hoping to visit with your legislator about Immigration Reform this legislative session? Speaking with your policy makers can take a little practice! Get some feedback, offer some advice to others!  Julie Gonzales, Political Coordinator at the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition will be joining us to provide a legislative overview of upcoming bills! 

Iowa Immigration Education Coalition Member Training

Friday, January 21, 2011 - 1:30pm

Iowa Immigration Education Coalition


1:30p - 4:30 pm

  • Webinar Training Session
  • Expert-led Presentations
  • Immigration Policy Update
  • Member Survey

RSVP to Geofrey Fischer

Iowa Immigration Education Coalition

PO Box 506, Des Moines, Iowa 50302

(515) 471 - 8058 DREAM Act's defeat marks tilt to enforcement

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.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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