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.
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.
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.
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.
From Fortune 500 companies to spelling bees and science fairs, immigrants and their children figure prominently as achievers, entrepreneurs and innovators across our country. They also make enormous contributions to the economy.
What does it mean to be an effective and activated ally for immigrants and their struggle for equal rights? Take some time to learn more and see how you can join with your immigrant neighbors in work towards justice.
Note: The below blog post was written by Lucy Duncan, but with contributions and editorial support by Gabriela Flora, Jenn Piper, and M'Annette Ruddell.
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