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AFSC in the news

May 10, 2018
Dozens rally in Mount Pleasant day after ICE arrested 32, mourning families torn apart and demanding answers from local police
(Des Moines Register)
Iowans hold vigils to protest ICE raids at a factory in Mount Pleasant.
May 10, 2018
After ICE raid at MPC Enterprises, Mount Pleasant community rallies behind families
(The Gazette)
Immigration arrests of 32 men at a precast concrete manufacturer tore families apart, set volunteers scrambling to assist the jailed men and sent shock waves though the small community.
May 9, 2018
Father arrested at gunpoint by ICE officers with riot shield
(LA Times)
A father was arrested in his home after immigration officers pried open the back door with a crowbar and entered with guns drawn.
May 9, 2018
The Feds Want Her Gone By Next Week. Rosa del Carmen Ortez-Cruz Says That’s a Death Sentence.
Rosa has taken sanctuary in a North Carolina church to avoid being deported to a life-threatening situation in Honduras.
May 9, 2018
How a Williamson family's history ended up in a Holocaust museum
AFSC helped refugees from Nazi Germany resettle in the United States.
May 8, 2018
DHS secretary says she will look into Indonesian situation
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she will “re-look” at the issue of Indonesians in the Seacoast area who are under threat of deportation.
May 8, 2018
Arizona has a huge prison population. Lawmakers take no action to change that. Why?
(Arizona Republic)
There are many people working for sentencing reform in Arizona, but prosecutors are standing in the way.
May 8, 2018
Women Against War's Maud Easter Discusses Upcoming Meetings Between The United States And Korea
The U.S. prepares for upcoming meetings with North Korea.
May 6, 2018
Is a Global Sanctuary Movement an Answer to the Refugee Crisis?
In the U.S. and across the world, congregations offer sanctuary to those facing persecution.
May 4, 2018
Trump administration ends TPS for Hondurans, including nearly 5,000 in NJ
The Trump administration announced that it will end TPS for Hondurans, including nearly 5000 New Jersey residents.
May 4, 2018
Quakers call for path to legal residency for people in sanctuary, demand repeal of unjust immigration laws
(Denver Post)
Jericho walks in Colorado and across the nation protest detention and deportation.
May 3, 2018
Woman taking sanctuary in Boulder joins call for action on immigration
(Boulder Daily Camera)
Women in sanctuary in Colorado call for policy changes.
May 3, 2018
Migrant Caravan members denied asylum at US-Mexico border
(Green Left Weekly)
After a journey of more than a month, more than 150 members of the Central American Migrant Caravan — arrived at the United States border.
May 3, 2018
Shaheen pleased with deportation delay
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said she was happy to hear that an Indonesian national who lives in Somersworth will not be deported this week.
May 3, 2018
All Y'all Gotta Get Off The Front Porch
(West Virginia Public Radio)
The final episode of the Front Porch Forum looks back at what the show has done.
May 2, 2018
Historic Korean Summit Sets the Table for Peace—and US Pundits React With Horror
(The Nation)
Media and politicians in the U.S. are dismissing major steps toward peace on the Korean peninsula.
May 2, 2018
Detained and Then Deported: U.S. Human Rights Lawyers Barred from Entry into Israel
(Democracy Now!)
Two U.S. human rights lawyers were detained at Tel Aviv’s Airport before being deported back to the United States.
Apr 30, 2018
‘We need to decide what we want to be’: Yo Soy Iowa/I Am Iowa Rally in Des Moines Tuesday will focus on immigration
(Little Village Magazine)
Immigration rights activists and people wanting to show support for Iowa’s immigrant community will gather at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
Apr 30, 2018
Migrant caravan reaches border
Hundreds of migrants seeking asylum have arrived at the U.S. border station in Tijuana, Mexico.
Apr 29, 2018
Prisoner of War: Kokomo native, doctor survives Tet Offensive in Hue
(Kokomo Tribune)
Dr. Marjorie Nelson went with AFSC to start a rehabilitation program in Vietnam in 1967.
Apr 29, 2018
Hero Bystanders
(KYW Newsradio)
AFSC's Lucy Duncan talks about the importance of bystander intervention to confront racism and Islamophobia.
Apr 27, 2018
Why Are Palestinians Protesting in Gaza?
Once again, the Israeli military has turned its guns on unarmed protesters in Gaza.
Apr 27, 2018
Three Things That Make West Virginia Special
(West Virginia Public Radio)
West Virginia's unique culture is an underappreciated asset, according to the hosts of The Front Porch.
Apr 27, 2018
D.C. falls short on human rights
(Washington Post)
AFSC releases a report on D.C.'s progress as a "human rights city."
Apr 27, 2018
Protected by a Church Nearly a Year, Colorado Woman Helps Draft a “People’s Resolution”
(Yes! Magazine)
She and three other women are working to address the specific gaps in immigration law that led each to where she is now.



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