Iowa Immigrants Voice Program

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Introducing Kenia Calderon

This two-minute video introduces Kenia Calderon, who provides administrative support for the legal services component of AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program. Originally from El Salvador, Kenia applied for and received her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status from AFSC Iowa.

Legal Clinic on Deferred Action for Dreamers

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 9:00am

For Appointments Contact: (515) 274-4851 ext. 13

To be held at AFSC, 4211 Grand Avenue (northwest corner of 42nd St. and Grand), Des Moines.

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that the Dept. of Homeland Security will halt deportations and permit employment authorization for certain eligible youth.  You may qualify for deferred action if you:

¨ Arrived in the US before age 16 and before June 15, 2007

¨ Have lived in the US continuously for the last 6 years and are presently in the US

Sandra Sanchez honored for immigrant rights work

On September 28, 2013, the Iowa International Center presented its annual “Passport to Prosperity” awards to four Iowans including Sandra Sanchez, Program Director of AFSC Iowa’s Immigrants Voice Program. To view a set of photos from the event, please click here.

Call U.S. House members to support comprehensive immigration reform

(Click here for Spanish.)

Rally for immigration reform - the time to act is now

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 2:00pm

Immigration march in Des Moines 6-15-13

Immigration march in Des Moines 6-15-13

Nearly 300 Iowans march for immigration reform in Des Moines on June 15, 2013.

Join us with family and friends to ask the U.S. House of Representatives and Rep. Tom Latham to vote yes for immigration reform now.

This event will include music, speakers, clowns, beverages and more for people of all ages and backgrounds. See the attached flyers in English and Spanish for more details. Sponsored by the Network for Immigration Reform Now, which includes AFSC Iowa and nearly two dozen other groups.

Methodist Bishop Julius Trimble's statement at Faith in Action service in Des Moines 6-27-13

Iowa Methodist Bishop Julius Trimble read this statement at the Faith in Action service at Trinity United Methodist Church in Des Moines on June 27, 2013.

Iowans put Faith in Action for immigration reform

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

Trinity United Methodist Church in Des Moines, home of the Las Americas UMC Faith Community, was the gathering point for 200 people who came together to lift up a faith-based call for humane immigration reform.

Iowans hit the streets for immigration reform

Led by immigrant youth known as Dreamers, nearly 300 immigrants and allies marched and rallied in Des Moines on June 15 to call for comprehensive immigration reform now. AFSC joined with 20 other organizations in planning the event.

Hannah and her Sherriff - a refugee mother and son reunited in Iowa

In recognition of World Refugee Day on June 20, and in honor of the thousands of refugees who now call Iowa home, AFSC Iowa’s Immigrants Voice Program (IVP) presents this four-minute video of one mother and son, reunited after 14 years of being apart.

Faith in action - A call to action for immigration reform

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

Immigration march in Des Moines 6-15-13

Immigration march in Des Moines 6-15-13

Nearly 300 Iowans march for immigration reform in Des Moines on June 15, 2013.

Iowa’s faith leaders, immigrant community, people of faith, and all Iowans who seek just and humane immigration reform will join together as a call to action on immigration reform.

Speakers to include faith leaders from many traditions and immigrants telling their story.

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