Immigrant Rights

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Death at U.S.-Mexico Border Prompts Calls for Change

AFSC staff have expressed their sorrow about the death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, an immigrant who died after being tasered by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent during Memorial Day weekend. A father of five children who were born in the United States, Hernandez was recently deported to Mexico after living in the U.S. for many years.

AFSC, along with immigrant community partners, have long called for a demilitarization of the Mexico-U.S. border and new policies that protect the rights and dignity of all, including immigrants.

Protect Yourself from Immigration Raids

The Protect Yourself from Immigration Raids booklet, produced by CASA of Maryland, and distributed by AFSC, is available in English and Spanish. It is important that everyone know their rights when confronted by immigration authorities.

For more information, contact Sandra Sanchez, Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, at SSanchez@afsc.org or 515-274-4851, ext. 11.

Immigration Letter to the Denver Post

Hannah Ewert-Krocker’s Letter to The Editor was published in the Denver Post! Click here to support her letter online! http://blogs.denverpost.com/eletters/2010/05/16/the-need-for-immigration-reform-in-the-u-s-3-letters/#comments (scroll down to “Add a new comment”)

Join letter writing ladder in Colorado

Support the human rights of immigrants and advocate for just and humane immigration reform—join the Denver Letter Writing Ladder.

Coloradoans for Immigrants Rights (CFIR) is a project of the American Friends Service Committee. We’re ramping up our efforts to get published as local and national immigrant rights groups work with the Obama Administration to pass just and humane immigration reform.

Flora on immigration

Speaking out against Obama’s call for 1200 troops to the border and $500 million new funding. Watch the video.

SERO Southeast STAR Newsletter Winter 2010

The SERO Southeast STAR is the quarterly newsletter of the South East Regional Office of AFSC.  It covers news from our regional and area offices.  This issue has a special focus on the Miami Area Office.

If you would like to recieve a copy by snail mail, write alovelace@afsc.org.

Sandra Sanchez on Arizona immigration law

Sandra Sanchez, director of the AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voices Program, addresses the recently passed Arizona law discriminating against immigrants and people of color.

Colorado Valentine's Day Feb 2010

Coloradoans deliver Valentines to immigrants in detention

Seth Donovan with Coloradoans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), an AFSC project, shows two of 400 Valentines delivered to immigrants held at a detention center in Aurora, Colorado

Colorado Valentine's Day 2010

Coloradoans deliver Valentines to immigrants in detention

Seth Donavan with Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, an AFSC project, shows two of 400 Valentines delivered to immigrants held at a detention center in Aurora, Colorado

Love Knows No Borders

Project Valentine a Success in Colorado

On February 1, 2010, over 120 hundred people gathered at the Aurora Detention Center to make their voices heard.  The February monthly vigil was planned by Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC.

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