Stories of Immigrants

Jeany and Ray's Story of Immigration

By Mara Davidson, AFSC Iowa Intern, April 5, 2011

Ten years ago on April 28, Jeany and Ray were married in Des Moines, Iowa. Just a few days after the ceremony, Ray stood in line at three in the morning in Omaha, Nebraska to receive his residency. “That was it!” says Jeany, referring to how easy it was to get residency for her husband back then. “You stood in line, filled out the paperwork, and you were done. It’s not like that nowadays.” 

Siete Soles Film Showing

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 4:00pm

Siete Soles is a fictionalized but totally true-to-life account of a group of immigrants trying to cross the Arizona desert.  Wendy Vasques writes: "We decided to show this one because of the slaughter a couple of weeks ago in Mexico of 72 Central Americans who were trying to get to the US.  We will again have a shared meal and discussion after the film; please encourage folks to bring soup to share if they would like to.  Last time we had a well balanced group of about 30 immigrants and 30 American-born folks from a wide variety of churches and organizations, and the convers

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