Immigrant Rights

The Complete Home for the Holidays Survival Handbook

What to do when immigration comes up over family dinner?

Developed by Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, an AFSC project, this handbook offers practical advice for how to talk about immigration with family, friends and others.

For more information, contact Jordan Garcia, AFSC Colorado Immigrant Ally Organizing Director, at

AFSC North Carolina Immigrant Rights Program Newsletter

November/ December 2010 E-NEWSLETTER:


The NC Immigrant Rights Program Monthly E-Newsletter serves as a vehicle for Quaker allies and recent immigrant/refugee constituents living in North Carolina to stay informed and involved with AFSC and immigrant rights-related actions in the state.

Reminder! New Address: 529-D College Road  // Greensboro, NC 27410 //Same phone 336-854-0633.

Suggested Resources on Immigration Issues

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

Guatemalan Families Reunite in Postville

Fallon Forum (IA) on WOW FM: Jon Krieg and Jody Mashek on immigration law

Jody Mashek

Jody Mashek

Jody Mashek is Legal Services Director for AFSC's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines.

Fallon Forum radio program features guest host, Jon Krieg of AFSC, and guest, Jody Mashek of AFSC's immigration law program in Iowa, discussing the myths and realities of immigration law. 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.

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.

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