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AFSC in the news

May 16, 2018
Six people arrested outside State House on Monday, including pastor
(Concord Monitor)
AFSC works with the Poor People's Campaign in New Hampshire.
May 15, 2018
New crackdown on N.J. women's prison pushed amid sex abuse claims
(NJ.com)
New Jersey lawmakers on advanced a package of bills aimed at cracking down on the sexual abuse of women in prison.
May 14, 2018
ICE Raid on San Diego Home Raises Questions About Force
(Snopes)
Agents burst into the home of an alleged undocumented immigrant, pointing weapons at his wife and children inside.
May 14, 2018
Poor People's Campaign rally for countrywide moral reform at State House
(WWLP)
AFSC's Keith Harvey speaks at a Poor People's Campaign event in Massachusetts.
May 13, 2018
Mother's Day in Sanctuary
(Spectrum News)
Juana Ortega has to spend Mother's Day in sanctuary at a Greensboro church.
May 11, 2018
Forever changed, Postville remembers
(The Gazette)
A church in Postville was overflowing as community members and faith groups gathered to mark the 10th anniversary of the day 389 residents were arrested in an immigration raid.
May 11, 2018
Spending Mother's Day In Sanctuary To Avoid Deportation
(WUNC)
On Mother's Day, some North Carolina moms are stuck in sanctuary because of unjust immigration policies.
May 10, 2018
Shaheen continues support for Indonesian community
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen advocates for support for New Hampshire's Indonesian community.
May 10, 2018
Detainees' Families In Mt. Pleasant Seek Loved Ones, Answers
(Iowa Public Radio)
Family members of those detained in Mt. Pleasant this week are reeling after ICE arrested 32 people in a workplace raid.
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.
(IndyWeek)
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
(Tennessean)
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
(WAMC)
The U.S. prepares for upcoming meetings with North Korea.
May 6, 2018
Is a Global Sanctuary Movement an Answer to the Refugee Crisis?
(Sojourners)
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
(NorthJersey.com)
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.

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