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AFSC in the news

Dec 13, 2018
Pentagon: NKorea slow to negotiate over US war remains
(Washington Post)
Restrictions on humanitarian activities send mixed signals to North Koreans.
Dec 11, 2018
'Courageous action is necessary': 30 faith leaders arrested at border in support of asylum seekers
(Daily Kos)
People of many faiths gather at the U.S.-Mexico border in support of the right to migrate.
Dec 11, 2018
Rabbi Arrested at Interfaith Border Protest for Migrants
(Jerusalem Post)
Several religious leaders, including Rabbi Brant Rosen led the protest into a restricted area in front of the border fence.
Dec 11, 2018
I Walked Right Up to Militarized Police at the Border
(Yes! Magazine)
AFSC's Lucy Duncan explains why she got arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec 11, 2018
Religious Leaders Have Standoff with Armed Border Patrol
(Now This!)
Religious leaders peacefully marching in support of asylum seekers were met with guns at the border.
Dec 11, 2018
Religious Leaders Arrested at U.S. Border As Christians, Muslims and Jews Unite to Protest Migrant Detention
More than 30 religious leaders were arrested after they staged a pro-migrant demonstration at the U.S. border to show support for the Central American caravan.
Dec 11, 2018
Why Were These Interfaith Leaders Arrested at the US-Mexico Border?
(The Nation)
They were dragged away by the Border Patrol for bearing prophetic witness against the mistreatment of refugees and asylum seekers.
Dec 11, 2018
US arrests faith leader activists who get too close to Mexico border
(The Sun)
Faith leaders are arrested for an act of prayer and civil disobedience at the border.
Dec 11, 2018
Faith Leaders Protest at the Border
32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border. They're demanding asylum for Central American migrants and refugees.
Dec 11, 2018
32 Arrested at a Demonstration Near the Mexico Border in Support of Migrant Caravan
(Time )
32 people were taken into custody after performing a ceremonial blessing at the border.
Dec 10, 2018
US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration
Hundreds of faith leaders protest at the U.S.-Mexico border in support of the rights of migrants.
Dec 10, 2018
Quakers lead rally of 200 religious leaders for immigrants at the border
(The Hill)
Hundreds of religious leaders gathered Monday at the southern U.S. border to mark Human Rights Day.
Dec 10, 2018
Border Patrol Arrests 32 At San Diego Demonstration
AFSC's Pedro Rios explains why hundreds of faith leaders were arrested at the border.
Dec 10, 2018
U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest
Kneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S. border in San Diego.
Dec 10, 2018
Faith leaders to U.S. authorities: Migrants have international right to U.S. asylum
(NBC News)
Hundreds of faith leaders gather for a procession and nonviolent direct action at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec 10, 2018
US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration
(Associated Press)
Demonstrators call for an end to detaining and deporting immigrants and show support for those traveling with the migrant caravans.
Dec 10, 2018
Faith leaders to U.S. authorities: Migrants have international right to U.S. asylum
(NBC News)
Over 200 religious leaders and advocates gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border on Human Rights Day to send a message to the Trump administration, arguing that migrants stalled in Mexico who have not been allowed to enter the U.S. have a right under international law to seek asylum.
Nov 27, 2018
Witness: “No Warning” Before U.S. Border Patrol Started Tear Gassing Central American Asylum Seekers
(Democracy Now)
U.S. Border Patrol fired tear gas into a crowd of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Nov 26, 2018
Adolescent Boy and Others Injured at Mexican Border, as U.S. Reportedly Uses Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets
(Hill Reporter)
U.S. border patrol shoots tear gas and rubber bullets at migrants.
Nov 26, 2018
Border Patrol official defends use of tear gas on migrants at border crossing
(ABC 15)
AFSC issued a statement condemning the Border Patrol’s use of force at the border.
Nov 26, 2018
Sane asylum
AFSC's Kerri Kennedy talks about her time with the migrant caravan and why it's so important to support migrants.
Nov 21, 2018
Legal aid for immigrants the American way
(My Central Jersey)
Immigrants are part of New Jersey and deserve legal support.
Nov 21, 2018
This Life with Gracie: Let’s consider how labels can hurt
(Atlanta Journal Constitution )
A "We Are Not At Risk" day of action challenges people to think about the language they use to talk about young people of color.
Nov 20, 2018
Christian visitors bring hope to immigrant detainees facing tough odds in New Hampshire jail
(Episcopal News Service)
People of faith in New Hampshire work together to visit immigrants detained in a local jail.
Nov 20, 2018
Criminal justice reform advocates taking aim at AZ’s “truth-in-sentencing” law
(Arizona Mirror)
AFSC works towards sentencing reform in Arizona.



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