Immigrants

In-State Tuition Lobby Day RI

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Support immigrant students who have graduated from a RI high school, been in the state for at least 3 years, who meet admission requirements  who ask to go to state colleges at in-state tuition rates.  If you are planning to join the lobby day, please contact Michelle DePlante, mdeplante@iiri.org or Marta Martinez at martamartinez@cox.net

AFSC Helps FL Defeat Anti-Immigrant Bills

Thanks to nonstop protests, vigils, petitions, phone calls, songs and picketing, Florida’s immigration advocates won a victory when two anti-immigration bills collapsed in the state legislature.

Christian Ramirez on border violence

AFSC staff quoted in USA Today:

Christian Ramirez of American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that tracks border violence, said the blame lies on both sides of the border. Ramirez said smuggling cartels trying to push their goods into the U.S. are clashing with an ever-expanding collection of law enforcement officers on the U.S. side, leaving illegal immigrants simply looking for work caught in the crossfire.

New Jersey staff comment on proposed detention facility

AFSC staff quote:

We feel there are other methods that can be used, are effective and don't restrict a person's liberty for a civil immigration violation," said Amy Gottlieb of the American Friends Service Committee. "We much prefer that ICE employ community-based alternatives to detention."

Storyology Films

Storyology Participants, Charlotte, NC

Storyology Participants, Charlotte, NC, October 2010

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LatinoFoxNews.com: Smith: Voters Wanted Candidates Who Are Tough on Immigration

The solution to illegal immigration resides in the enforcement of laws already in the books says Rep. Lamar Smith, one of legislators expected to set the immigration debate in the next Congress.

"Voters sent many pro-enforcement candidates to the House and Senate because they are tired of the failed immigration policies of the current administration," Smith said.

Des Moines Friends Examine Immigration Law

by Jon Krieg

There was no need for scary masks or sugar-loaded candy at a Quaker “second-hour” discussion on Halloween Sunday. Immigration law in the United States is frightening enough.

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