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The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social systems.

AFSC in the news

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.
Nov 20, 2018
Protesters call for ICE to release undocumented Winston-Salem man whom agents took into custody Monday
(Winston-Salem Journal)
Protesters demand that ICE release a Winston-Salem man from jail after its agents accused the man of being an undocumented immigrant and detained him.
Nov 20, 2018
Protest against Alamance-ICE deal draws ACTBAC to monument
(Greensboro News and Record)
Protesters and counter-protesters rally at a confederate monument in North Carolina.
Nov 19, 2018
Murphy says NJ finalizes $2.1M in aid for immigrants
(Associated Press)
New Jersey allocated more than $2 million to help immigrants facing deportation.
Nov 19, 2018
Murphy administration provides $2.1 million for immigration representation
The Murphy Administration has allocated $2.1 million to provide legal representation to those facing immigration issues, making good on its promise made in a budget initiative in July.
Nov 19, 2018
Quaker relief worker recounts helping migrants in caravan get through Mexico
An AFSC delegation travels to Mexico in support of the migrant caravans.
Nov 19, 2018
UK Church boycotts companies profiting from Israel occupation of Palestine
(Middle East Monitor)
Quakers in Britain became the first church in the UK to announce it will not invest any of its centrally-held funds in companies profiting from the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Nov 19, 2018
Quakers first UK church to boycott companies profiting from Israeli occupation
(Middle East Eye)
The decision fits into the church's history of boycotting the fossil fuel industry, arms companies and apartheid South Africa
Nov 19, 2018
New Jersey allocates $2.1 million for legal aid for immigrants
New Jersey residents facing deportation could soon benefit from $2.1 million in state funds earmarked for legal aid for immigrants.
Nov 17, 2018
Amid rising prison population, work underway to reform Arizona's criminal justice system
(Arizona Daily Star)
A group of more than 100 stakeholders are working to combat the state’s ever-growing prison population.
Nov 17, 2018
Lobby urges state to involve youth in projects
(The Star)
A youth lobby has raised concerns over the link between youths and violence in Somalia.
Nov 15, 2018
How You Can Help as Migrant Caravans Arrive at the U.S. Border
(Yes! Magazine)
These are steps you can take right now to assist migrants,who have risked everything to escape extreme poverty, gang violence, and political instability.
Nov 15, 2018
Why “Countering Violent Extremism” Programs Won’t Stop White Supremacists
CVE programs are inherently anti-Muslim and expand the surveillance state.
Nov 14, 2018
'We Hope to Change Trump's Heart': A Policy Advocate On Her Travels With the Migrant Caravan and How You Can Help
A first hand account of traveling with the migrant caravan, and what people can do to offer support.
Nov 14, 2018
'Not enough room': migrant flows strain Mexican border shelters
The arrival in Tijuana of the first few hundred travelers from migrant caravans is stretching to the limit shelters already overflowing with people.
Nov 14, 2018
Local Law Enforcement to Get New Guidance on ICE Detainer Requests
(NJ Spotlight)
Amid steep increase in detentions of immigrants, advocates say NJ’s existing protocol is inadequate.
Nov 13, 2018
In weeks, NJ to set 'Sanctuary' rules limiting cooperation with ICE
(NJ 101.5)
A new directive setting forth rules for when New Jersey law enforcement agencies should cooperate with federal immigration officials is expected to be issued by early December.
Nov 13, 2018
GPD hogtied man shortly before his death, family claims
(Triad City Beat)
Greensboro organizations call for a public explanation of why police hogtied a man, leading to his death.
Nov 12, 2018
From Washington
Jorge Gestoso interviews AFSC's policy advocacy coordinator Kathryn Johnson about U.S. immigration policies.



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