Immigrant Rights

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Screening of Train to Nowhere

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:30pm

The documentary, 'Train to Nowhere; Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation', offers an honest but compassionate look at the deaths of the eleven undocumented immigrants in 2002, found in a rail freight car in Denison, Iowa. The documentary breaks free of the standard immigration story in examining the case from various viewpoints: that of the immigration agent, the brother of a victim from Guatemala, and a one-time train conductor imprisoned for working with the smugglers.

New AFSC Iowa Immigration Poster in Spanish

Designed by Gratama Lavine Design Studio in Iowa City, AFSC Iowa's new immigration posters are available in English and Spanish from AFSC, 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312. Posters are $1 each plus $3 for postage. Contact Jon Krieg at 515-274-4851, ext. 10.

New AFSC Iowa Immigration Poster in English

New Immigration Poster in English

New Immigration Poster in English

Designed by Ab Gratama

Designed by Gratama Lavine Design Studio in Iowa City, AFSC Iowa's new immigration posters are available in English and Spanish from AFSC, 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312. Posters are $1 each plus $3 for postage. Contact Jon Krieg at 515-274-4851, ext. 10.

Sandra Sanchez Talks Immigrant Rights on La Reina

Celebrating international human rights, immigrants in Iowa show their knowledge of human rights through a small contest put forth by Sandra Sanchez (IVP director) in radio La Reina. Sandra was proud that five out of five answered the questions correctly! Now she wonders, would the average American know their rights that well?

Iowa Town Urged to Reject Immigrant Detention Center

[The following letter was written to the City Council of Grimes, Iowa by Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director.]

I am writing to express my opposition to the opening of a new facility for purposes of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention in the City of Grimes. I am afraid that it will bring negative attention to the City of Grimes in two ways: increasing cases of racial profiling, and making of this detention facility the main face of the city. Is that what you want for Grimes?

Immigrant Rights Happy Fall Fundraiser

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

"Know Your Rights" booklet, English version

Learn about the legal rights of immigrants and what you can do to protect those rights.

"Know your rights" booklet

Learn about the legal rights of immigrants and what you can do to protect those rights.

Indonesian immigrants learn about rights; community learns about Indonesian immigrants

MADBURY, NEW HAMPSHIRE --- A celebration of Indonesian Independence Day at the Madbury Town Hall on August 13 included an opportunity for members of the region’s Indonesian community to learn about their rights and also enabled members of the wider community to learn how it came to pass that the Dover, New Hampshire area became home to more than a thousand Indonesian immigrants.  

Education leads to action in Denver

By Jon Krieg, AFSC Senior Administrative Associate

AFSC’s immigrant rights organizing team in Denver is good, but their timing? It would be pretty hard to top the rainbow which followed a few sprinkles at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

The colorful vigil was the capstone event for a group of community members at Something Grown Together, an “autonomously organized social justice institute” in Denver sponsored by Let Us Rise, the Wolcott Family Foundation, and Earth Force.

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