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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 

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.

Enriching Communities, Rebuilding Lives

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. 

Join the movement for Immigrant Justice

Immigrant Allies Coloradans for Immigrant Rights and our Meeting With Jordan Garcia - March 2, 2012 AFSC Corporation Meeting
Photo: Don Davis/AFSC

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.

Joint Letter to the FBI's Advisory Policy Board Seeking an End to the Secure Communities program.

R. Scott Trent
CJIS Designated Federal Officer
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Dear Mr. Trent,

Immigrants and Immigrant Allies: Making Justice Visible

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.

“That invisibility to which I refer occurs because of a peculiar disposition of the eyes of those with whom I come in contact. A matter of the construction of their inner eyes, those eyes with which they look through their physical eyes upon reality.” – Ralph Ellison

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Jordan Garcia with Day of the Dead Altar

Jordan Garcia with Day of the Dead Altar

Jordan Garcia with Day of the Dead Altar at Monthly Vigil

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