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AFSC in the news

Nov 26, 2019
Insufficient evidence in alleged abuse of two ICE detainees, Essex County prosecutor says
(NorthJersey.com)
New Jersey prosecutors decline to file charges against jail officials despite evidence of abuse.
Nov 26, 2019
Thanksgiving is Time to Act on Behalf of Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum-Seekers
(Daily Kos)
The Trump Administration has been placing major restrictions on legal immigration.
Nov 23, 2019
A Colorado father who declined immigration sanctuary to do “the right thing” faces possible deportation
(Denver Post)
A man who has been trying to gain legal residency for 14 years was taken into custody at an ICE check-in.
Nov 22, 2019
Caravana de Madres Centroamericanas de Migrantes Desaparecidos logra dos reencuentros
(Proceso)
A caravan of mothers of missing migrant children travels through Mexico.
Nov 22, 2019
US faith leaders welcome legislation to stop taxpayer funding abuse of Palestinian children
(Independent Catholic News)
Faith leaders of many denominations have written a joint letter protesting the detention and torture of Palestinian children.
Nov 21, 2019
Rep. McCollum States Case for Bill Protecting Palestinian Children
(Washington Report on Middle East Affairs)
A Congressional hearing organized by AFSC makes the case for passing legislation to protect Palestinian children from military detention.
Nov 20, 2019
Israel's detention of Palestinian children is 'completely preventable', says US congresswoman
(Middle East Eye)
Rep. Betty McCollum introduces legislation to protect Palestinian children.
Nov 20, 2019
On Universal Children’s Day, It’s Time to Stop Imprisoning Kids Everywhere
(Truthout)
No child should be in prison -- in Palestine, at the border, or in the U.S.
Nov 20, 2019
On Universal Children’s Day, It’s Time to Stop Imprisoning Kids Everywhere
(Truthout)
No child should be in prison -- in Palestine, at the border, or in the U.S.
Nov 20, 2019
Colorado Immigrants Offered Sanctuary in Church Face Agonizing Decision
(Westword)
Jorge Zaldivar is deatained by ICE at a routine check in.
Nov 18, 2019
WV jails 'bursting at the seams' as lawmakers weigh options
(Gazette Mail)
More than half of the roughly 5,100 people in West Virginia’s regional jails are incarcerated without being convicted of a crime.
Nov 18, 2019
House Judiciary chair: Prison overcrowding proposals are priority for regular session
(MetroNews)
West Virginia legislators say they will take on prison overcrowding.
Nov 13, 2019
Migrar: la búsqueda de un sueño
(El Independiente)
In El Salvador, AFSC designs and implements political advocacy actions together with civil society organizations for migrant populations.
Nov 13, 2019
DACA Recipients Rally in Des Moines
(WHO TV)
Dozens gathered in front of the Iowa Judicial Branch Building in support of DACA.
Nov 12, 2019
Le sort des «dreamers» devant la Cour suprême des États-Unis
(Libération)
The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments over the fate of the DACA program.
Nov 12, 2019
Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, could impact 40,000 San Diego 'dreamers'
(CBS 8)
Rallies took place across the country as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the DACA program.
Nov 8, 2019
Radical idealism and extreme practicality came together in the life of Lois Booth
(Concord Monitor)
In 1975, Lois Booth helped start an AFSC program in New Hampshire.
Nov 8, 2019
As DACA heads to the Supreme Court, Coloradans need support from Congress
(Aurora Sentinel)
#Not1More member and DACA recipient Renato Rierro explains why it is so important for Members of Congress to support the Dream and Promise Act.
Nov 7, 2019
San Diegans Reflect On 25 Years After Prop. 187
(KPBS)
A failed proposition would have denied medical care and public education to undocumented immigrants.
Nov 7, 2019
CA panel supports federal historic status for SF Japantown site with LGBT ties
(Bay Area Reporter)
A building that previously housed AFSC activities gains historic status.
Nov 6, 2019
Through Its Policy Work, the American Friends Service Committee is Working To Support Economic Justice in West Virginia and Beyond
(Through Its Policy Work, the American Friends Service Committee is Working To Support Economic Justice in West Virginia and Beyond)
AFSC has worked on economic justice issues for many years.
Nov 6, 2019
Habría nuevas redadas del ICE
(El Sol de Tijuana)
There have so far been no mass ICE raids in San Diego county, but activists are worried.
Nov 5, 2019
INM Mantiene Hacinadas a Decenas de Personas en Centro de Detención en Huixtla, Denuncian Organismos
(El Orbe)
Organizations denounce the dentention of migrants in crowded conditions in southern Mexico.
Nov 5, 2019
Time to undo prevailing wage debacle
(Time to undo prevailing wage debacle )
In 2016, the West Virginia Legislature repealed the state’s prevailing wage law, which set pay standards for workers on public construction projects.
Nov 4, 2019
Colectivo denuncia violaciones a derechos de 66 migrantes en Chiapas
(La Journada San Luis)
Organizations denounce the violations of migrants' rights in Chiapas.

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