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Jun 18, 2019
President's promise of mass deportations worries San Diego immigrant groups
(ABC 10)
Immigration rights advocates in San Diego are worried about the impact of President Trump's promised mass deportation.
Jun 18, 2019
‘White Lies’ Shines New Light On An Old Murder Case
(A1)
New information comes to light about the murder of former AFSC staffer and civil rights activist James Reeb.
Jun 17, 2019
Human Rights for Palestinian Children
(Daily Kos)
The “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act” would prohibit Israel from using U.S. military aid in the mistreatment of incarcerated Palestinian children.
Jun 16, 2019
Hundreds Gather to Protest Florida Detention Center for Kids
(NBC 6)
Hundreds of protesters are gathering in South Florida to protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.
Jun 16, 2019
Large Crowd Gathers In Homestead To Protest Florida Detention Center For Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants
(CBS 4)
Despite the rain, hundreds of protesters march to demand freedom for migrant children.
Jun 16, 2019
Protesters brave drenching downpour outside South Florida detention center for kids
(CBS News)
On Father's Day, hundreds rally to shut down the Homestead Detention Center.
Jun 15, 2019
Sanctions Impediment to North Korean Peace, Aid
(American Spectator)
NGOs discussed their efforts to assist people in North Korea and the challenges that they face due to sanctions.
Jun 13, 2019
Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, Jayapal co-sponsor historic Palestinian children’s human rights bill
(Mondoweiss)
A number of lawmakers have come out in support of legislation that seeks to end Israel’s military detention practices against Palestinian children.
Jun 13, 2019
Screening aims to evoke dialogue on healing justice
(The Register Herald)
A film about restorative justice draws a crowd in West Virginia.
Jun 12, 2019
Sanders accuses Trump of 'racist child prisons'; similar program existed under Obama
(ABC News)
President Trump is sending migrant children to an army base that was once used as an internment camp.
Jun 11, 2019
Marijuana, landlords and horse racing: What Arizona Gov. Ducey decided on final bills
(Arizona Republic)
Governor Ducey vetos criminal justice reform legislation in Arizona.
Jun 11, 2019
Denver immigration advocates prepare for more buses from the border
(Denverite)
Hundreds of Denverites have expressed interest in lending a hand.
Jun 11, 2019
Denver to host 44 more asylum seekers transported from New Mexico this week
(Denver Post)
AFSC and Casa de Paz help support asylum seekers passing through Colorado.
Jun 10, 2019
Prison reform bill vetoed by Gov. Doug Ducey
(13 News)
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey vetoes legislation that would have reformed part of the state's sentencing laws.
Jun 10, 2019
Reports of Dangerous Prison Conditions Prompt Calls for Removal of AZ Corrections Director
(Tucson Weekly )
Advocates are calling for the removal of the Corrections Director after an investigation of the prisons.
Jun 10, 2019
Activists Plan March to Close the Homestead Child Detention Camp
(Miami New Times)
Activists say they plan to once again march and demand the federal government shut the facility.
Jun 7, 2019
Criminal expungements a possibility for more West Virginians
(WV Metro News)
Thousands of people in West Virginia convicted of certain felony misdemeanor convictions now have a possible way to see their criminal records cleared.
Jun 7, 2019
West Virginians with qualifying nonviolent felonies may now petition for expungement
(Register-Herald)
West Virginians with qualifying nonviolent felonies may now petition for expungement.
Jun 6, 2019
New Jersey considers restricting the use of solitary confinement
(WHYY)
Proposed legislation in New Jersey would limit the duration of solitary confinement.
Jun 6, 2019
Locals to trek to Florida to protest conditions at detention center
(Gazette Net)
Massachusetts residents travel to Homestead to protest the horrific conditions at the migrant children’s detention center.
Jun 4, 2019
House passes measure to help migrants stay in US, despite veto threat
(NorthJersey.com)
The House of Representatives passes legislation that would bestow a chance for citizenship on an estimated two million-plus immigrants.
Jun 2, 2019
As Juana waits: Asheboro woman has spent two years in Greensboro church to avoid deportation
(Greensboro News and Record)
Juana Luz Tobar Ortega has been in sanctuary in North Carolina for more than two years.
May 31, 2019
New Hampshire will live without the death penalty
(Concord Monitor)
The campaign to abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire has deep roots.
May 31, 2019
Arnie Alpert Helped Make Death Penalty ‘History’
(InDepthNH)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert spent years working to end the death penalty in New Hampshire.
May 31, 2019
For Death Penalty Opponents, Repeal Victory in N.H. Has Been A Long Time Coming
(New England Public Radio)
After decades of advocacy, the death penalty has finally been repealed in New Hampshire.

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