DURHAM - Immigrants come to the U.S. to work, and current immigration policy is tearing families apart, speakers said at a forum Thursday night at First Presbyterian Church. "Immigrant Neighbors Behind Bars" was also sponsored by Iglesia Emanuel Presbyteriana and the American Friends Service Committee.
This documentary explores the impact on Postville, Iowa and on the home villages of some of the workers arrested in the 2008 raid at a meatpacking plant. It is filmed partly in Postville and partly in Guatemala, interviewing the workers themselves and taking us to meet their families and to understand what drove them to the US for a better life. It also shows the impact on businesses and the community in general in Postville.
Welcoming Colorado Prompts Community Discussion through Preview of New Film
Aurora, Colorado – At a time when many U.S. communities are exploding with tension around immigration and religion, grassrootsand faith leaders in a southeastern Tennessee community are about to tell a different story. Welcome to Shelbyville, a new documentary about how residents in their town have worked to understand, challenge, and accept new immigrants, will be the focus of a community screening and dialogue. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free admission and refreshments.
Jordan T. Garcia, AFSC Immigrant Ally Organizing Director, 303.623.3464
Dignity, not detention, was the rallying cry Wednesday, when approximately 30 people gathered at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to protest conditions for immigrant detainees and the detentions themselves.
"Immigrants have equal rights. ... We don't believe detention is the solution to the current broken (immigration) law," said Chia Chia Wang of the American Friends Service Committee to the crowd.
PROVIDENCE - Several community activist groups have denounced a scheduled State House rally Friday morning by The Minuteman Project and Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement, saying it will stoke racism.
March from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Officeto the Hall of Records.
On October 6th, please join us in New Jersey in calling for Dignity, Not Detention!
October 6th marks the anniversary of a report that recognized the need for serious reform of the immigration detention system.
Join us as we come together on the anniversary of the ICE reform announcement to raise public awareness about deportations and detentions in record numbers through actions and press events across the country.
A countywide public school network for at-risk children is encouraging teachers to address students’ concerns about immigration raids and deportations — an effort that’s receiving mixed reviews from law enforcement agencies. Benjamin Prado of the AFSC's San Diego office weighs in.
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