Immigration

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Lockup Report Executive Summary 2010

The 6 page executive summary provides the background and general conclusions of this report.

Lockup Report 2010

Read the full 52 page report on the state of detention centers for undocumented immigrants in the United States.  This report details abuses and neglect of people detained in immigration violations in New Jersey.

A New Path (full version)

Our immigration system needs repair. But what will it take to make it work? the American Friends Service committee offers seven principles for a fair and humane immigration system.

Arizona Immigration Law Immoral

border patrol at Arizona mexico border

Minutemen on Arizona border patrol.

Quaker Group Warns Raids, Police Stops Violate Human and Civil Rights

PHILADELPHIA (April 23, 2010) – The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker peace and social justice organization, joins hundreds of individuals and organizations in condemning the new Arizona law that further criminalizes immigrants, adds more burdens on local police, and erodes the civil rights of all in Arizona. 

Janet Pedroza

Janet sitting at her desk

Janet Pedroza is an intern with AFSC's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines, Iowa.

Sandra Sanchez of AFSC presenting "Immigration 101" in Spanish

Sandra Sanchez of AFSC presenting "Immigration 101" in Spanish

Sandra Sanchez, AFSC IVP Director, leads monthly workshops for first-time offenders who are Spanish-speaking immigrants. Click here to read more about it. Part of her presentation covers immigration basics in Spanish. Above is part one; below are links to the final three parts of her presentation:

Helping immigrants know their rights

Jon Krieg is a Senior Administrative Associate for AFSC’s Central
Region. For more information on AFSC’s work in Iowa, including a
video of Sandra’s immigration workshop in Spanish, please visit the
Immigrants Voice Project page at www.afsc.org/iowa.

Create Peace, Justice with Humane Immigration Reform

Friday, March 19, 2010

PHILADELPHIA  (March 19, 2010) – The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Quaker peace and social justice organization, is deeply disappointed in the immigration  blueprint  tying legalization to failed border policies, workplace raids and criminalization of immigrants released by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and praised by President Obama.

Coloradans for Immigrants' Rights

Coloradans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC Colorado, organizes allies in support of immigrant rights. Our core values include the beliefs that immigrants deserve to be treated with respect, immigrants enrich life within our communities and our culture and immigrants should have a voice in the discourse over decisions that affect them.

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights’ primary goal is to create a welcoming climate for all people by building broad support for immigrant justice.

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