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What is next for the movement?

The Campaign for Humane Immigration Policy Team

The Senate is poised to debate and vote on The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744), and questions remain as to whether there are the necessary 60 votes to pass the bill in the Senate. The trajectory of immigration policy reforms in the House of Representatives is yet to be seen. While the political and often partisan battles heat up, immigrant families are torn apart by the Obama administration’s record detentions and deportations. 

AFSC joins "Mega Moral Monday" protest at NC General Assembly

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AFSC staff, interns and members of New Garden Friends Meeting travel to the NC state capitol to protest regressive policies

On June 3rd, AFSC-NC organized fourteen staff, interns and members of the New Garden Friends Meeting to travel to Raleigh to  join 1,600 others to rally outside the North Carolina Legislature. The rally was the fifth “Moral Monday” organized by the North Carolina NAACP, to protest the regressive agenda being pushed through by the radically conservative legislature that cuts access to public education, health care, other social programs, and restricts voting rights. 

May Day is for immigrants, too

In a May Day opinion piece for CNN, AFSC's Gabriel Camacho and Arnie Alpert urge Congress to make changes to the U.S. immigration system that include protections for all workers.

Testimony on border security

On April 19th, AFSC offered this testimony for the Congressional Record on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.

Pittsburgh May Day march for immigration rights

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 3:55pm - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

Rally, march, and celebration of resistance

People will rally at Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers hall and at 6 p.m. will march for immigration rights to the IBEW Local 5 Hall where there will be food, music, and dance from the many cultural and ethnic traditions that built Pittsburgh. 

May Day Rally in Newark

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 11:00am

May Day Rally in support of immigrant workers' rights.

See flier for more information.

AFSC Carolinas: New Immigration Bill includes Support for Families but Continues Key Failures

New Immigration Bill Includes Support for Families and Workers,
Yet Would Continue Key Failures of Current System           

New immigration bill would continue key failures of the current system

Quaker group: Fair path to citizenship must stand on more humane principles

PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2013) - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) finds the summary of the immigration bill released by eight U.S. Senators today a far cry from the just and humane reforms that immigrant communities, faith, labor and advocacy groups have been calling for. Instead it reproduces, and even doubles down on, many of the current failed policies.  

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