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AFSC in the news

Aug 22, 2019
Human Rights from the Ground Up
(Common Dreams)
Bottom-up action is essential to mobilize the collective energies and creativity needed to address today’s crises.
Aug 21, 2019
N.H. Immigrant Solidarity Network walk for justice
(Concord Monitor)
New Hampshire activist march to Dover, where ICE uses the Strafford County jail as a detention center for immigrantsa.
Aug 21, 2019
Group looks to link migrant kids with Iowa sponsors
(KTBS 3)
Agencies working on immigration issues brainstormed about setting up a statewide network to help connect detained children with family members or sponsors in Iowa.
Aug 19, 2019
The US Border Crisis Is Just The Tip Of An International Problem
Mass migration is happening globally.
Aug 19, 2019
Praise to Dover council for resolution on preventing nuclear war
(Seacoast Online)
Dover City Council members approved a nonpartisan Resolution “calling on the U.S. government to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war.”
Aug 19, 2019
Ducey says he didn't ask for prison chief's resignation, adds 'I'm not piling on' after damning report
(Arizona Republic)
A report reveals more problems at an Arizona state prison.
Aug 16, 2019
N.J. joins lawsuit against Trump’s effort to drive immigrants off public aid programs
New Jersey Attorney General is among the plaintiffs in a multistate lawsuit against the Trump administration over a new immigration rule that will further punish immigrants.
Aug 15, 2019
NJ Fights Federal Rule That Would Deny Benefits To Some Legal Immigrants
State attorney general joins lawsuit that challenges the ‘public charge’ rule.
Aug 15, 2019
Arizona prisons chief was 'surprisingly uninformed' about broken cell locks, report finds
(Arizona Republic)
A new report paints a grim portrait of dysfunction within the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Aug 15, 2019
SF stands with El Paso against the violence of white supremacy
(El Colote)
An Aug. 7 vigil mourns the victims of the El Paso mass shooting,
Aug 14, 2019
Inside the Aurora Immigrant Detention Center
Journalists get access to an ICE detention facility in Colorado.
Aug 14, 2019
Homestead Detention Camp for Children Shutting Down
(South Florida Times)
After months of protest, the detention center will no longer house migrant children.
Aug 13, 2019
Our View: Trump’s rule punishes legal immigrants
(Press Herald)
Using the power of the U.S. government to add to the misery of people without power is cruel and pointless.
Aug 12, 2019
Trump administration could institute rule that would limit legal immigration
(ABC 10)
The Trump administration released a regulation that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the U.S.
Aug 12, 2019
Activists broadcast Aurora GEO prison inmate complaints live at press conference
(The Sentinel)
People in immigration detention in Aurora, Co. recount poor conditions and mistreatment.
Aug 12, 2019
Monmouth, Cape May sheriffs defend disputed ICE program to NJ Attorney General's Office
(Asbury Park Press)
Controversial 287g agreements are criticized in New Jersey.
Aug 9, 2019
Rethinking response to traumatized children
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Rethinking response to traumatized children
Aug 9, 2019
Embattled Arizona Department of Corrections Director Chuck Ryan to step down
(Arizona Republic)
After months of criticism and demands for his resignation, Arizona Department of Corrections leader Chuck Ryan announced he will retire next month.
Aug 9, 2019
Embattled Arizona corrections chief Charles Ryan retires
(Associated Press)
After months of public pressure, the head of the Arizona Department of Corrections announces his retirement.
Aug 9, 2019
Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan announces retirement
(KOLD 13)
Just weeks after dozens called for the resignation of Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan during a heated town hall in Phoenix, he announced he is retirement.
Aug 9, 2019
San Diego Latinos share powerful reflections on life after El Paso Walmart shooting
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Members of San Diego's Latino community share their thoughts on the impact of the El Paso shooting.
Aug 8, 2019
Immigration forum: ‘They only mess with brown people’
(Seacoast Online)
A forum in New Hampshire discusses national immigration policies and the ramifications locally.
Aug 8, 2019
Tiroteo en El Paso prende alarmas: Ríos
(El Sol de Tijuana)
The recent shooting in El Paso alarms the Latino community in San Diego.
Aug 7, 2019
Local activists helped get the Homestead Detention Camp for Children shut down
(Miami Herald)
For a year and a half, there were rallies, press conferences, vigils and protests outside the facility.
Aug 7, 2019
Now is the time to stop building nuclear weapons
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Nuclear weapons pose a grave threat to humanity.



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