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Mar 23, 2020
Prisons And Jails Change Policies To Address Coronavirus Threat Behind Bars
As the Coronavirus spreads across the nation, it has exposed potentially dire health care conditions in some prisons and jails.
Mar 20, 2020
Human rights org calls on Israel to release all Palestinian child detainees in response to COVID-19 crisis
Advocates are calling on the Israeli government to release all Palestinian child detainees amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Mar 5, 2020
Washington Hawks Are Softening Their Hard Line on Sanctions Against North Korea
(The Nation)
Advocates are hopeful for the possibility of peace.
Feb 27, 2020
ICE accused of targeting undocumented parents taking their kids to school: reports
(The Hill)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is being accused of targeting undocumented parents when they take their kids to school.
Feb 27, 2020
Immigration agents accused of targeting parents taking their kids to school
(USA Today)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are drawing more criticism for detaining parents taking their kids to school.
Feb 12, 2020
Trump’s budget is bad for New Hampshire
(Concord Monitor)
The proposed budget for 2021 would hurt New Hampshire communities by giving billions to ICE and CBP.
Feb 4, 2020
Hawaii Is a Paradise, but Whose?
(New York Times)
A growing number of Hawaiians say that tourism isn't working for them.
Feb 4, 2020
What Happens When a Person Is Deported?
(Yes! Magazine)
A new guide helps people navigate life after deportation.
Feb 4, 2020
Q & A: What Would Criminal Justice Reform Look Like In West Virginia?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Lida Shepherd explains the problems with incarceration in West Virginia.
Jan 31, 2020
South, North agree to temporarily close their liaison office
(Korea JoongAng Daily)
South and North Korea agreed to temporarily shut down their liaison office in Kaesong until all threats from the coronavirus are relieved.
Jan 30, 2020
Coronavirus Scare Hampers Humanitarian Work in North Korea
(Voice of America)
As North Korea steps up efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus, fear of the virus is hampering humanitarian work.
Jan 30, 2020
Victorias de Trump, un año después
Thousands suffer under President Trump's "Migrant Protection Protocols."
Jan 29, 2020
Groups call for end to asylum-seeker policy as DHS expands it to include Brazilians
On the one-year anniversary of the "remain in Mexico" policy, a group of legal service providers and civil- and human-rights organizations gathered in San Diego to demand its revocation.
Jan 29, 2020
Pro migrantes exigen trato digno para los retornados
One year after the U.S. implemented 'Remain in Mexico', pro-migrant coalitions express concerns over the lack of respect for human rights.
Jan 29, 2020
Human Rights Groups Call for End to Immigrant Asylum Protocol
(Times of San Diego)
Protestors speak out on the first anniversary of the "Remain in Mexico" program.
Jan 28, 2020
Supreme Court ruling on “public charge” rule could affect thousands of Colorado immigrants
(Colorado Independent)
The High Court ruled 5-4 in favor of a Trump administration rule that will penalize immigrants and favor the wealthy.
Jan 25, 2020
Never forget: Irish victims and heroes of the Holocaust
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The stories of the Irish people who perished or risked their lives to save others from the Nazis are still being uncovered.
Jan 25, 2020
Dozens take part in Atlanta antiwar protest
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Protestors marched to Georgia Tech from Piedmont Park in a show of opposition to possible war with Iran.
Jan 25, 2020
In the Spirit: Understanding the Quakers
(Newburyport News)
A Massachusetts woman describes the Quaker faith.
Jan 24, 2020
Walt Blackman Faces Backlash for Voting Yes on Mandatory Minimum Bill
(Phoenix New Times)
Arizona lawmakers moved ahead with a bill that would require a mandatory minimum five-year sentence for possession of some drugs.
Jan 24, 2020
Arizona lawmakers urged to reform criminal justice system
(Eastern Arizona Courier)
Criminal reform advocates are asking Arizona legislators to change laws that keep hundreds of formerly incarcerated people from voting and getting jobs.
Jan 24, 2020
How Will Thousands of Latinos in Iowa Be Greeted at ‘El Caucus’?
(New York Times)
The state’s Latino population is a potentially important voting bloc.
Jan 24, 2020
CNDH condena actos violentos en contra de migrantes varados en Tapachula; pide a Guardia Nacional evitar confrontación
(Chiapas Paralelo)
Human rights groups condemn violent acts against migrants stranded in Tapachula.
Jan 23, 2020
New Campaign Celebrates WV Immigrants
(Public News Service)
The Trump administration's hard line policies toward immigrants have spurred a coalition of civil rights groups in West Virginia to help change negative perceptions.
Jan 21, 2020
Criminal justice reform advocates lobby lawmakers, calling for an end to mass incarceration
(ABC 15)
AFSC-AZ hosted Reframing Justice Day 2020 at the State Capitol.



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