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Posts from July 2018

By: Carly Goodman
Published: July 25, 2018

At AFSC we believe there is nothing divisive about the call to abolish ICE. Join us now by signing the petition to abolish ICE. As the idea has gained momentum and become a rallying cry, some pundits and policymakers have pushed back, arguing that eliminating the agency might be too radical an idea to gain broad support. But here's why we think that taking a principled, feasible stand - abolish ICE - is both...

By: Dina El-Rifai
Published: July 24, 2018

Family separation at the hands of the U.S. government is a national crisis. And the scale of this humanitarian disaster goes far beyond the southern border. With the Muslim ban in full effect and the Trump administration’s decision not to redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen and Somalia—despite the humanitarian crises in both countries—Muslims are also among the many families being torn apart by the Trump administration.

TPS is a...

By: Carly Goodman
Published: July 19, 2018

AFSC has joined with activists across the country in calling for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – and we hope you will join us. Immigration activists have been working for years to bring attention to ICE’s abuses, racism, and terror. And now Trump’s embrace of white nationalism and inhumane policies across the board – including his cruel family separation and family detention policies – are opening our country’s eyes to the abuses that are...

By: Lewis Webb, Jr.
Published: July 9, 2018

For weeks, the headlines have been dominated by stories of children getting ripped away from their parents at the border. I, like so many others, was heartbroken to see images of families being torn apart, and to hear the audio of detained children crying. And I was outraged when – instead of reversing the “zero tolerance” policy that created this crisis –...

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: July 6, 2018

As hundreds of thousands of immigrants face the risk of deportation, communities continue to push back against Trump’s racist agenda. 

Communities across the country are still reeling from the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, putting them at risk for deportation. TPS grants protection from deportation to people from certain countries afflicted by natural disasters, war, or other dangerous conditions. 

Over the past year, the Trump administration has ended TPS for Nicaragua, Sudan, South Sudan,...