Immigration

AFSC internship balances the books for Iowa student

"Education is nothing without life experience," according to Paul Maciel, an intern with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in the spring of 2012. Paul is finishing his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Grand View University in Des Moines. In this six-minute interview with AFSC regional staff Jon Krieg, Paul reflects on what he learned and shares some of his thoughts about life.

Experience with immigrants changes Iowa intern

In this four-minute interview with AFSC regional staffer Jon Krieg, Dillon Thornbury describes what he learned about immigration while completing his service-learning project with the legal services component of AFSC's Iowa Immigrant Voice Program in Des Moines. A double major in psychology and Spanish at Central College, Dillon hopes to study immigration law in the future.

Do It Yourself Immigration Reform

The link below will take you to an NPR interview regarding “do-it-yourself immigration reform” proposal. Quite interesting! It lasts 13 min 9 sec. It also appeared on June 2 op-ed of the New York Times.

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/05/154362791/a-plan-to-reform-immigration-policy-diy-style

Peace,

Immigration: FACT vs. Fiction

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us to learn more about federal immigration policy, how immigrants are affected by debates at the State Legislature, and the concerns of our immigrant neighbors.  Find out what we can do to support humane immigration reform.  Free.  Sponsored by AFSC and the NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees.

AFSC sponsors vigil to prevent NC mother’s deportation

Reflection on Vigil for Orfilia Reyes

By Lori Fernald Khamala, Immigrant Rights Program Director 

AFSC Office of the Carolinas Press Release 5/10/2012

Contact: Lori Fernald Khamala 

Office: 336-854-0633
Cell: 919-491-0039
email: LKhamala@afsc.org                                                                          

Op-Ed: 'Secure Communities' deportation program breeds mistrust among immigrants

The following Op-ed was written by AFSC's Amy Gottlieb, program director of the Immigrant Rights Program in Newark. It was first published March 30, 2012  by NJ.com.

The Roots of US-Mexico Migration

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 1:00pm

Arnie Alpert and Dick Cornelius will report from their recent study trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, where they learned about circumstances that force people to migrate northward, and also about grassroots projects to enable people to stay home.  Sponsored by Keene Friends Meeting.

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