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.
The Iowa Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is delighted to welcome Bill Mefford, Director, Civil and Human Rights, General Board of Church and Society, to be the keynote speaker for our Fall Statewide Gathering. Mefford will address the issue of immigration, and will emphasize the importance of our role as persons of faith in bringing about comprehensive immigration reform. Lunch (free will offering) will be provided by Las Americas, and a short business meeting will follow.
Siete Soles is a fictionalized but totally true-to-life account of a group of immigrants trying to cross the Arizona desert. Wendy Vasques writes: "We decided to show this one because of the slaughter a couple of weeks ago in Mexico of 72 Central Americans who were trying to get to the US. We will again have a shared meal and discussion after the film; please encourage folks to bring soup to share if they would like to. Last time we had a well balanced group of about 30 immigrants and 30 American-born folks from a wide variety of churches and organizations, and the convers
Please call Trinity (515-288-4056) or Las Americas (515-280-8426).
AFSC is participating in the One Nation Working Together mobilization on October 2 in Washington, DC.
AFSC has joined with a wide array of peace, immigrant rights, faith-based, labor, and social and economic justice organizations to co-sponsor this event. AFSC joins this effort to help uplift the aspirations for of multitudes in the United States whose voices need to be heard in the debate over the direction of our country.
If you want to be in touch with AFSC representatives who have been working on the mobilization effort you can contact them below.
Advocates Gather in Song and Solidarity in front of the GEO Immigration Detention Center in Aurora, Colorado
By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director for Immigrant Rights
More than 60 faith and community members joined together on Labor Day, demonstrating their resistance to the continued detention of workers, mothers and fathers. For over a year, faith and community groups have taken turns hosting the monthly vigil, sponsored by AFSC, creating a community of immigrants and citizens opposed to immigrant detention.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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