Immigration Reform

A Call from Iowa for Immigration Reform

Speech by Sandra Sanchez

AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director

Immigration Reform Rally, Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines, Iowa

May 1, 2010

[First in English, followed by Spanish]

The following are short accounts of recent immigration raids in town. I won´t use real names to protect the identity of the women affected.

Sandra Sanchez

Sandra Sanchez

Sandra Sanchez is director of AFSC's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines, Iowa. (file photo)

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Protesters stand in silent witness on Elm Street, Greensboro.

Immigration: Learn About the NC Immigrant Rights Program

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AFSC-organized march for immigration reform in Greensboro, Winter 2010.

NC Immigrant Rights Program

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AFSC-organized march for immigration reform in Greensboro, Winter 2010.

Vigil Downtown for Immigration Reform

Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Flyer for the event.

Join us downtown at the corner of Elm and McGee St. for a silent vigil.  We're demanding immigration reform, and May 1st is a national day of action.  Especially after the recent passing of Arizona's SB 1070, we want to make sure our voice is heard.  FaithAction International House is co-sponsoring this event.

Contact: Eric Jonas, efjonas@faihouse.org or 336.662.5333

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Flyer for the event.

Reflections on a Journey for Justice

By Janet Pedroza, Intern with AFSC’s Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines

[Editor’s note: Janet coordinated a 55-person bus trip to Washington DC this March to join a national call for comprehensive immigration reform.]

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