Immigrant Rights

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Suggested Resources on Immigration Issues

Below are items of interest on immigration suggested by Iowa Immigrants Voice Program staff:

Guatemalan Families Reunite in Postville
http://ncronline.org/news/justice/guatemalan-families-reunite-iowa

LatinoFoxNews.com: Smith: Voters Wanted Candidates Who Are Tough on Immigration

The solution to illegal immigration resides in the enforcement of laws already in the books says Rep. Lamar Smith, one of legislators expected to set the immigration debate in the next Congress.

"Voters sent many pro-enforcement candidates to the House and Senate because they are tired of the failed immigration policies of the current administration," Smith said.

VoiceofPhilly blog: Pa. House “flip” to GOP worries some immigration advocates

If the thought of an anti-immigrant, more radicalized GOP-controlled U.S. House wasn’t galling enough for immigration advocates, local immigrants’ rights groups are bracing for the equally grim prospect of a GOP controlled state government.

In Philly, others are also preparing for a looming fight. The city-based American Friends Service Committee is not only prepared for a more conservative Pennsylvania legislature, but state assemblies in 13 other states that flipped to GOP control.

News Source: 
VoiceofPhilly blog

Des Moines Friends Examine Immigration Law

by Jon Krieg

There was no need for scary masks or sugar-loaded candy at a Quaker “second-hour” discussion on Halloween Sunday. Immigration law in the United States is frightening enough.

Durham Immigrant Solidarity Committee

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The goal of the Immigrant Solidarity Committee works to build solidarity between immigrants and non immigrant allies to change hostile attitudes toward immigrants and work together towards welcoming communities.

Charlotte Immigrant Solidarity Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The goal of the Immigrant Solidarity Committee works to build solidarity between immigrants and non immigrant allies to change hostile attitudes toward immigrants and work together towards welcoming communities.

Miembros de la Comunidad apoyan a la Gente y no al Dinero, Dignidad no al Detención

 por Jennifer Piper

1 de Noviembre, 2010- Personas de fe y activistas pro-inmigrante se juntaron enfrente del centro de detención de GEO para exigir un fin a las cárceles y los centros de detención privados después del reportaje de investigación de NPR que conto como las industrias de cárceles privados presionan a favor de legislación estatal que asegura mas encarcelación de ciudadanos e inmigrantes y más ganancias para las industria.

Coloradoans Call for Dignity, Not Detention

Close to a Hundred Community members turn out in support of People not Profits, Dignity not Detention

By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director for Immigrant Rights

Prophets to Say No to Profit from Suffering

Monday, November 1, 2010 - 6:00pm

AFSC organizes People of Faith to say “ICE stop giving our tax money to corporations which profit from suffering”

WHAT:     Testimony from Mario, an immigrant worker and United Church of Christ member. Ritual and Altar to honor Day of the Dead and All Saints Day. Prayer led by Pastor Anne Dunlap of Liberation Community. Song, Candles, Flowers.

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