Iowa Immigrants Voice Program

Iowans reenact La Posada in call for immigration reform

Iowans gather at U.S. Rep. Tom Latham's office to re-enact the immigrant story of Mary and Joseph and to urge Congress to pass humane immigration reform.

One blue candle for immigration

Individuals:
Light one blue candle and place in your front window on Monday, Dec. 16 as a way to embrace and share the messages of the season, including those of Mary and Joseph trying to find shelter in a strange land, and the traditions of Las Posadas in Latino cultures. (December 16 is the first day of Las Posadas.)

Faith and other groups:

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.)

Immigration rally flyer in Spanish for DM 7-27-13

Immigration rally flyer in Spanish for Des Moines, 7-27-13

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.

Immigration rally in Des Moines 7-27-13

Flyer for immigration rally in Des Moines 7-27-13

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