Approximately 2 million children who were born outside the U.S. have been raised in this country, share our language and values, and know no other home. Over 140 such students graduate from RI schools each year. Yet upon graduation from high school they find the door to their future slammed shut. Papers documents their stuggles. Some of these students will share their personal stories after the screening.
Joceyln (bottom row, middle), her father, and five siblings in front of their home in New Jersey.
No Human Being is Illegal
The Immigrant Rights program in Newark NJ works to ensure that all immigrants to the US are treated with respect and are able to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms. We work to address the vast need among immigrants for access to legal counsel and fair and non-discriminatory treatment by government agencies.
We seek to shape immigration policy and public opinion through building understanding of global migration and the causes behind it.
The issues on the agenda are criminal justice (specifically juvenile justice), mental illness and substance abuse in Iowa, workforce development, and immigration. More AMOS specific information on each of these topics can be found on the AMOS website, www.amosiowa.org. Click on the AMOS Issues Assembly under the Upcoming Events section on the home page and it will take you to links to fact sheets on all four agenda issues.
On October 6th, please join us in New Jersey in calling for Dignity, Not Detention!
October 6th marks the anniversary of a report that recognized the need for serious reform of the immigration detention.
Join us as we come together on the anniversary of the ICE reform announcement to raise public awareness about deportations and detentions in record numbers through actions and press events across the country.
Press Conference at New Jersey State House, Room 109, Trenton, NJ
A countywide public school network for at-risk children is encouraging teachers to address students’ concerns about immigration raids and deportations — an effort that’s receiving mixed reviews from law enforcement agencies. Benjamin Prado of the AFSC's San Diego office weighs in.
The Iowa Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is delighted to welcome Bill Mefford, Director, Civil and Human Rights, General Board of Church and Society, to be the keynote speaker for our Fall Statewide Gathering. Mefford will address the issue of immigration, and will emphasize the importance of our role as persons of faith in bringing about comprehensive immigration reform. Lunch (free will offering) will be provided by Las Americas, and a short business meeting will follow.
About 30 members of North County's Latino community gathered Saturday at the MiraCosta College campus in Oceanside to learn about the rights they can exercise if stopped by police ---- especially at traffic checkpoints.
The Human Rights Council of Oceanside organized the event to address growing concerns among some residents that the checkpoints unjustly target Latinos for enforcement. The AFSC's Christian Ramirez presented at the event.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.