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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.”
Christian Ramirez of American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that tracks border violence, said the blame lies on both sides of the border. Ramirez said smuggling cartels trying to push their goods into the U.S. are clashing with an ever-expanding collection of law enforcement officers on the U.S. side, leaving illegal immigrants simply looking for work caught in the crossfire.
We feel there are other methods that can be used, are effective and don't restrict a person's liberty for a civil immigration violation," said Amy Gottlieb of the American Friends Service Committee. "We much prefer that ICE employ community-based alternatives to detention."
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