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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.

Jody Mashek with Des Moines Friends

Des Moines Friends and Immigration

Andrea Holveckand Fred Nelson, members of Des Moines Valley Friends, discuss immigration law at a talk given by Jody Mashek, Legal Services Director of AFSC Iowa's Immigrants' Voice Program.

Storyology: Digital Storytelling by Immigrants and Refugees

Storyology: Digital Storytelling by Immigrants and Refugees in Charlotte, North Carolina

Using technology to tell our stories, discover our collective power, and digitally document our journeys

    All of the short films are now available on youtube here

Storyology Participants, Charlotte, NC

Storyology Participants, Charlotte, NC, October 2010

Coloradoans Call for Dignity, Not Detention

Close to a Hundred Community members turn out in support of People not Profits, Dignity not Detention

By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director for Immigrant Rights

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