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.
At the Immigrant Rights Program (IRP) in Newark, N.J., our goal is to achieve policies that respect the rights and dignity of all immigrants, including a fair and humane national immigration policy.
The Immigrant Rights Program’s successful integration of legal services, advocacy and organizing has made a dramatic difference in the lives of immigrants in New Jersey and beyond by ensuring that immigrant voices are heard in policy debates, by assisting immigrants with challenging immigration cases, and by changing the narrative about immigration issues to influence policy.
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.
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 offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.