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If you want to catch Sara Crippen, you'd better lace up your track shoes. Tight. A 2011 graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa and a member of the Central track team, Sara served as an intern during the spring semester with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines. Every Tuesday afternoon, Sara assisted Jody Mashek, IVP Legal Services Director, with walk-in hours. With a beaming smile, Sara offered a warm welcome to immigrants seeking a variety of immigration legal services, including family reunification.
Gabriela Flora of AFSC in Colorado and spouse Jim Walsh, a labor history professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, discuss immigration on KGOAT radio, Idaho Springs, Colo. Download.
By Mara Davidson, AFSC Iowa Intern, April 2011             Marvin fled from Liberia in 1994. For the next eight years, he moved from country to country within Africa, looking for a place with security so that he could start his life again, but the violence from the war followed him. Marvin recalls traveling along a road and hearing the bombs beginning behind him. He looked back for an instant and saw a cow flying towards him, airborne from the gunfire. 
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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.” 
By Mara Davidson, AFSC Iowa Intern, April 5, 2011 Today a father and daughter came into AFSC Iowa. For the purposes of this interview, they wished to remain anonymous. Both came from Africa to America as refugees over five years ago.
By Mara Davidson, AFSC Iowa Intern, March 2011            Rosa's situation is different from that of other people here today at AFSC Iowa. She is here for her husband. As a native of Dallas, Rosa is surrounded by family in the United States. Her husband is not. He came from Mexico 14 years ago.
By Mara Davidson, AFSC Iowa intern, March 2011 Raul’s story began in Adrian, Michigan picking tomatoes. Raul came to the United States in 1985, seeking what he thinks everyone else was hoping to find: opportunity. He came with the hope of finding a better life, not only for himself but also for his family.
Jennifer Piper, Interfaith Organizing Director for AFSC's Immigrants Rights Program in Denver, and Judith Marquez of Rights for All People, join host Claudia Cragg in discussing "The Children of Deportation" on KGNU radio. The show begins with two young people describing their situation. Download mp3 file.
Nihad Awad, co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), speaks at a 2011 Muslims in America and Islamophobia event in North Carolina. 

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