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Posts from September 2018

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: September 21, 2018

The Trump administration has been making changes both small and drastic to U.S. immigration policies. While Trump’s cruel policies at the border and his ramping up of deportations and ICE raids have garnered the most attention and outrage, his efforts to transform legal immigration have been no less radical. As administration officials and conservative commentators have said, deportations alone may not halt...

Published: September 14, 2018

Liberation Summer Youth Advocacy Training Camp, a program of AFSC New York and New Jersey and Echoes of Incarceration, brings together high schoolers from across the New York Tri-State area who have been directly impacted by America’s criminal justice system and immigration policies. Together they learn about and analyze these issues and are exposed to advocacy strategies while being trained in the art of filmmaking for change. 

Here are three films from this year's camp:

Black and Blue - 4 Years Later 

By: Carly Goodman
Published: September 14, 2018

The Trump administration is working quietly on a new plan to detain families and immigrant children indefinitely. A new proposed regulation would replace a court agreement called the Flores settlement that has offered limited protection to immigrant children in custody -- and it's critical that we do all that we can to stop it.

In recent months, millions of people across the country were outraged as the administration ripped children from their parents’ arms, expanded immigrant detention,...

End white supremacy light brigade by Joe Brusky
By: Lucy Duncan
Published: September 13, 2018

Recently a member of the “Quakers engage to end racism” Facebook page posted this statement: “There is too much un-Quakerly bashing of white people on this page.”  

Here’s the response I wrote: ...

By: Dalit Baum
Published: September 10, 2018

Yesterday at dusk, I shared a picnic blanket with dear friends, on a country hill, near a beautiful orchard, sipping tea in porcelain cups, mixed with tears and tear gas.

In front of us, we watched how thousands of demonstrators marched, as they do each Friday for over four months now, trying to reach the fence that separates us from them, the fence that seals the 2 million inhabitants of Gaza into the largest open-air prison on earth. We heard continuous shooting, and blasts, and saw the plumes of white tear gas weave into the pillar of black...