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DACA - What You Need to Know

This factsheet provides information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

New Hope for Young Immigrants

“Go ahead and dream!” was the rally cry for immigrants and allies who came together in Des Moines, Iowa, to celebrate President Obama’s order providing temporary relief from deportation to qualifying young undocumented immigrants.
 
The rally included a welcoming statement from Mayor Frank Cownie and a letter of support from Senator Tom Harkin, but it was young Dreamers—undocumented immigrant youth brought to the United States by their parents—who were the heart of the day’s events.

Families split by immigration speak truth to power in D.C.

Seventy men, women, and children visited Washington, D.C., seeking justice for families divided by immigration. They described the impact of deportation and detention to an audience of 90 people in a briefing on Capitol Hill and during personal visits to lawmakers’ offices.

Understanding Deferred Action for Dreamers

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 3:00pm

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, speaks at a rally following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding SB 1070, Arizona's anti-immigrant law. For a set of photos from the rally, click here.

Understanding what Deferred Action means for the “Dreamers”

Public forum presented by Sandra Sánchez

Friday, July 13 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 4211 Grand Ave., right at the corner with 42nd St.,
(parking entrance on 42nd St.). Event sponsored by the AFSC Immigrants Voice Program.

Celebrate the Dreamer’s Deferred Action

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 11:00am

Hector and Ramona with Iowa Immigrants Voice Program

Hector and Ramona with Iowa Immigrants Voice Program

Hector, standing, is a volunteer with AFSC's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines and a "Dreamer." He's shown here with Ramona Gomez, who works part-time for the program.

GO AHEAD – DREAM!!!

Music! Refreshments! Information Booth! Speakers! 

Fire Up to Push for Justice For All Immigrants!

Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Latinos Unidos, Allies for Immigration Reform, Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), Sisters Council Leadership Team, the DM Area Sisters of Humility and more!!!

Celebrate the Dreamer’s Deferred Action

Flyer for Go Ahead and Dream Rally 7-21-12 in Des Moines.

Families around the nation speak out for justice for immigrants

This video of immigrants and advocates from around the country was created by Yanex, an intern with AFSC. It includes seven principles for immigration reform.

Reform alternatives to immigrant detention

As the nation celebrates its independence, a new report serves as a chilling reminder of the unnecessary restrictions placed on the liberty of thousands of immigrants each day. Freed but not Free: A Report Examining the Current Use of Alternatives to Immigration Detention is the first report focused on shedding light on the flaws, inconsistencies, and human impact of current Alternative to Detention (ATD) programs in New Jersey and nationally.

Sanchez and Benzoni on Deferred Action for DREAMers

In this Spanish-language radio interview, Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, talks with Des Moines immigration attorney Jim Benzoni about the recently announced "Deferred Action" program for certain undocumented youth, known as "DREAMers."

Entendamos qué significa la Acción Diferida

Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 2:00pm

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, speaks at a rally following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding SB 1070, Arizona's anti-immigrant law. For a set of photos from the rally, click here.

     

Entendamos qué significa la Acción Diferida para los soñadores o “Dreamers”

Foro informativo presentado por Sandra Sánchez el
jueves 5 de julio de 3:00 a 4:00 de la tarde

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