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AFSC in the news

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.
Jul 30, 2018
What New Jersey’s $2M will afford unauthorized immigrants in court
Access to legal representation is critical for immigrants facing deportation.
Jul 30, 2018
What You Need To Know About Palestinian Children In Israel
(Scary Mommy)
Palestinian children are frequently subjected to military detention.
Jul 27, 2018
Travel Ban and Sanctions Obstruct Humanitarian Efforts in North Korea
Humanitarian engagement is essential to building peace.
Jul 27, 2018
Is ICE Retaliating Against Local Laws?
After making 37 arrests in New Jersey’s Middlesex County over five days, ICE’s Newark office issued a press release that assailed local officials.
Jul 27, 2018
San Diego pushes forward with plans to make contractors disclose border wall affiliation
(San Diego Union Tribune)
San Diego City Council will keep moving forward with its plan to require contractors to disclose whether they work on President Trump’s border wall.



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