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There's still no justice for Anastasio Rojas

AFSC's Pedro Rios tells the story of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, who lost his life as a result of the Border Patrol culture of violence. As part of AFSC’s work in California, Pedro has supported and accompanied family members of Anastasio and others lost to border violence.

TORN APART: Maria Puga

In 2010, Border Patrol agents beat and shocked Anastasio Hernandez Rojas with a stun gun at the San Ysidro port of entry near San Diego, California. He died three days later. An autopsy report ruled his death a homicide, with hypertension and methamphetamines as contributing factors. Rojas had been deported a few months earlier and was apprehended when he tried to rejoin his family. His wife, Maria Puga, told her story to Human Rights Watch.

Fellows/Interns Sharing Our Stories

Learning from our FY2014 Central Office Funded Fellows and Interns In FY2014, three Central-Office Funded Fellows began working in Bay Area, East Jerusalem, and Washington, D.C. and seven Central Office Funded Interns began working in  North Carolina, Michigan, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Bujumbura, and San Francisco. 

AFSC’s Lewis Webb on the school-to-prison pipeline

AFSC's Lewis Webb, Jr., on how young men of color are channeled out of schools and into prisons, where their value is seen in dollars rather than as human beings.

Good Neighbor Project in Michigan

Ron Simpson-Bey of the AFSC Michigan Criminal Justice Program talks about the Good Neighbor Project connecting people inside and outside prison. For more information and to get involved, please contact Ron at

Put Yourself in My Shoes

Created by Keiry Ceron, this video shared first place in the recent Immigrant Youth Video Project organized by AFSC Iowa. Keiry will begin her college career in the fall of 2014.

Living behind the Mask - Jose Amaya

Created by Jose Amaya, this video shared first place in the recent Immigrant Youth Video Project organized by AFSC Iowa. Jose will begin his college career in the fall of 2014.

Understanding the scale of violence in Gaza

Why isn't the media accurately communicating the scale of the siege on Gaza? Shan Cretin, AFSC General Secretary, offers perspective for Americans on the level of violence.

Storyology wrap up movie

Through Storyology: Digital Storytelling by Immigrants and Refugees, AFSC empowered immigrants and refugees by imparting new digital literacy skills, lifted up immigrant stories to share with and educate the public, and also built a community of many cultures within the class.  

How a father's detention hurt a family

Jennifer Anandarajah tells her story at a Congressional Briefing about detention, deportation and family separation.