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Posts from January 2018

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: January 31, 2018

In his three years in office, President Trump has launched multiple attacks on immigrants and communities of color; supported measures that deepen economic inequality; and has taken steps abroad—and at home—that will make America less safe.

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, President Trump will deliver his fourth State of the Union address. Follow AFSC on Twitter to join the conversation with AFSC Policy Advocacy Coordinator Tori Bateman, who will live-tweet the speech. And share our resources on social media to push back against his harmful rhetoric...

By: Pedro Rios
Published: January 29, 2018

In collaboration with United We Dream, AFSC participants traveled to Washington, D.C. to demand a Clean Dream Act. Photo: Bryan Vana/AFSC

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Call your senators and demand humane immigration policy.

President Trump has released an alarming immigration framework that would radically alter the U.S. immigration system. In exchange for promising a 10...

By: Dina El-Rifai
Published: January 26, 2018

One year and three versions later, President Trump’s Muslim ban is still discriminatory, Islamophobic, and one of the most shameful examples of the racist attacks on the liberties of Muslims and immigrants in the United States.  

On Jan. 27, seven days after Trump was sworn into office, he signed the Muslim ban as part of a larger slew of racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Black executive actions. Communities across the U.S. responded immediately as people were blocked from entering the country—...

By: Christina Elcock
Published: January 18, 2018

On November 16th I had the privilege of getting to talk with Denise Altvater, coordinator of the Wabanaki Youth Program in Maine. She had a lot to offer in ourconversation that covered the importance of decolonization, anti-racism, faith, truth-telling, the impacts of colonization among those who were victim to it and those who...

By: Alice Rothchild
By: Nia Eubanks-Dixon
Published: January 15, 2018

AFSC condemns the decisions and demeaning comments that the Trump administration made last week about the migrant population in the United States. 

We are proudly reminded that immigrants from all over the worldincluding Haiti, El Salvador, Africa, and elsewhere...