Immigrant Rights

Immigrants' Rights Rally

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Rally calling for protection of immigrant family unity and an end to deportations.

9500 LIBERTY -- film showing on immigration

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:00pm

[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.

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:

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.


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.


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



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,  then look under the large screen to the screen labeled “Program provides fast track to US citizenship” and click on the arrow.

AFSC, other immigrant advocates protest NJ detention center

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.

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.

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