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AFSC in the news

Sep 1, 2018
Local Leaders Rally to Support TPS Holders Facing Deportation
(Oakland Post)
In Oakland, people rally in support of Temporary Protected Status.
Aug 28, 2018
Board violated public meetings law when it renewed ICE contract: lawsuit
Hudson County's freeholders violated the state Open Public Meetings Act last month when they took a surprise vote to renew the county's controversial contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Aug 28, 2018
MLK III makes 'call to conscience' at border on 55th anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' speech
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Martin Luther King III criticizes the Trump administration’s decision to separate multitudes of families at the border and demanded immigration policies that protect basic human dignity.
Aug 25, 2018
40-mile walk mirrors plight of immigrants
(Seacoast Online)
New Hampshire activists and faith leaders walk for four days to protest family separation and immigration policies.
Aug 24, 2018
Arrest in Mollie Tibbetts' death inflames immigration debate
(Des Moines Register)
In Iowa, community groups respond to the politicization of tragedy.
Aug 22, 2018
Groups to hold 40-mile ‘solidarity walk’ for immigrants
(Associated Press)
A 40-mile “Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice” in New Hampshire draws attention to immigration detention.
Aug 20, 2018
As food crisis threatens, humanitarian aid for North Korea grinds to a halt
Humanitarian aid for North Korea has nearly ground to a halt this year as the United States steps up the enforcement of sanctions.
Aug 17, 2018
A message to ICE: My husband is not an object ‘for removal’
(Washington Post)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses dehumanizing language to justify their cruel actions.
Aug 17, 2018
In Des Moines stop, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions assails power of judges to stop policy
(Des Moines Register)
Iowa residents protest a visit by the Attorney General and speak out against his immigration policies.
Aug 15, 2018
Civility Can Be Dangerous
(Friends Journal )
To confront oppression we need courageous action, not civility.
Aug 14, 2018
Immigrant Advocates Tell Pols, Don’t Ignore Detainees in County Jails
(NJ Spotlight)
Detention centers gets the most press, but the majority of undocumented immigrants rounded up by the Trump administration are in county facilities.
Aug 14, 2018
Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jewish Journalist Prompts Uproar
(New York Times)
Israel is blocking organizations and journalists who are critical of the country's policies from entering.
Aug 10, 2018
Advocates push for focus on immigrant detainees in county jails
In New Jersey, hundreds are detained in both jails and detention centers.
Aug 9, 2018
In Israel, American Jews can kiss their privilege goodbye
The recent harassment of left-wing American Jews is a sign that their privilege may no longer be enough to protect them.
Aug 9, 2018
Journal goes inside ICE detention center at Hudson jail
(Jersey Journal)
Around 675 people are being held in immigrant detention in a New Jersey jail.
Aug 9, 2018
A Shared Theology of Sanctuary
Araceli Velasquez marks a year in sanctuary at Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah in Colorado.
Aug 9, 2018
Quaker Organization Marks 100 Years Of ‘Waging Peace’
AFSC's Waging Peace exhibit opens at the New Americans Museum in San Diego.
Aug 9, 2018
Who Profits From Our Prison System?
(The Nation)
Mapping the corporations and firms with stakes in our jails, prisons, and immigrant-detention centers.
Aug 8, 2018
Occupy ICE fights deportation, family separation
(Colorado Springs Independent )
Protesters from the Occupy ICE Denver camp blocked both entrances to the Centennial office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Aug 6, 2018
Formerly jailed in WV need more help than we're giving them
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
We need to eliminate barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated people.
Aug 5, 2018
In ICE custody he lost his sight in one eye but gained a Tennessee town's support
(13 News Now)
An ICE raid galvanizes a Tennessee town.
Aug 3, 2018
Freedom to starve is cold comfort; here's a better idea
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
People need the freedoms that come with having their basic needs met.
Aug 2, 2018
Escaping Mass Incarceration
(Dissent Magazine)
A new novel illuminates life in a women's prison.
Aug 1, 2018
How investors are abolishing ICE — in their portfolios
Protesters are taking financial action in response to the Trump administration’s family separations at the border
Jul 31, 2018
Protesters at Local ICE Office Argue the Federal Agency Shouldn't Exist
A multi-day protest takes place at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Centennial, CO.



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