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Posts from February 2018

By: Dina El-Rifai
Published: February 16, 2018

Last week, Foreign Policy published a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that indicated the Trump administration plans to undertake long-term surveillance of Sunni Muslim immigrants in the United States. The report identified a broad group of individuals—including permanent residents and U.S. citizens—that DHS considers “vulnerable to terrorist narratives.” 

Which Sunni Muslim immigrants fit “at-risk” profiles, according to DHS? Those who are young, male,...

By: Steven Sacco
Published: February 15, 2018

Note: Ravi Ragbir, Immigrant rights activist, is one of many who was detained this year. He has since received an overwhelming amount of support with vigils, protests and rallies held for him. It is this and suing the federal government that made it possible for Ravi to win a temporary stay of removal. Below is Steven Sacco's message offered at one of those rallies in support of Ravi.


Published: February 15, 2018

In January, AFSC was included in a list of 20 international organizations whose staff could be banned from entering Israel because of our support for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. Since then, we’ve heard from numerous supporters, partners, Quaker meetings, congregations, and other concerned individuals. 

Throughout our history, AFSC has stayed true to our belief that there is “that of God” in every human being. Because of that, we have stood with communities...

By: Aura Kanegis
Published: February 15, 2018

The president’s budget is a statement of principles and priorities, articulating an administration’s vision for the whole of government and a starting place for the annual appropriations process. But the Trump administration’s proposed FY19 budget, released earlier this week, reads like a nightmare for most of us.

The budget includes large increases for immigration enforcement and for the military, and sweeping cuts to education, health care, food assistance, and other valuable social programs that help millions in the U.S. 

Our country deserves an alternative that protects...

By: Carly Goodman
Published: February 5, 2018

Reporting on North Korea is one of the most challenging beats in the world.

It's no wonder that coverage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) tends to follow a predictable, bad-guy-versus-good-guy storyline: It's nearly impossible for most journalists to get accurate,...