Controlling the U.S./Mexico border has become increasingly like waging a war, according to revelations reported in AFSC’s Google Hangout on Air, Boots on the Border, on Oct. 30, 2013. [Watch the one-hour discussion in its entirety.]
From the physical abuse of people in border areas to military contractors pushing for more investment in war-zone technology on the border, listeners heard about the militarization of different aspects of the immigration system.
Which half of me will you deport? A sign carried by a child whose father is undocumented.
This evening, October 17th, a group of undocumented immigrants and allies sat down in front of the offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in San Francisco, blocking a bus loaded with people being deported. It is one of a whole series of actions taken in Arizona and other border states to stop the deportation business as usual and to call u
Join in the National Day of Action for Immgration Reform Now! Gather on the grass across from the Providence Mall for a rally at 3pm. We will then march to the Renaissance Hotel, where workers are pushing for better treatment and pay from a company given huge tax breaks by the city of Providence and on to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (15 Hayes St).
The public forum will begin at the church at 4pm. Speakers will address comprehensive immigration reform as well as related state level issues. Elected officials have been invited to attend.
Phoebe Garnener 617-529-5624 or Juan Garcia 401-419-1050
Opening the elevator door to the Immigrant Rights Program office on May 24 was both an action and a metaphor – members of the “Opening the Door of Hope” Caravan were there for a lunch meeting. The caravan started in Mexico and has been traveling in the U.S. to raise awareness of immigration issues, especially the dangers immigrants face.
Tell the House: The border is not the problem
As House members debate immigration policy reform, call on them to reduce excessive and unnecessary spending on the border.
Ghaisha came to the U.S. from Niger seeking asylum. Now a U.S. citizen and member of the Greensboro, N.C. community, she shares the story of a friend who was denied an organ transplant because he is undocumented.
Rally in Concord, N.H. to support humane immigration policies, including a reasonable roadmap to citizenship, fair treatment for all workers, and an end to deportations, with speakers from the faith, labor, and immigrant communities.
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