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Dec 13, 2018
Pentagon: NKorea slow to negotiate over US war remains
(Washington Post)
Restrictions on humanitarian activities send mixed signals to North Koreans.
Dec 11, 2018
Why Were These Interfaith Leaders Arrested at the US-Mexico Border?
(The Nation)
They were dragged away by the Border Patrol for bearing prophetic witness against the mistreatment of refugees and asylum seekers.
Dec 10, 2018
Faith leaders to U.S. authorities: Migrants have international right to U.S. asylum
(NBC News)
Hundreds of faith leaders gather for a procession and nonviolent direct action at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec 10, 2018
US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration
(Associated Press)
Demonstrators call for an end to detaining and deporting immigrants and show support for those traveling with the migrant caravans.
Dec 10, 2018
Faith leaders to U.S. authorities: Migrants have international right to U.S. asylum
(NBC News)
Over 200 religious leaders and advocates gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border on Human Rights Day to send a message to the Trump administration, arguing that migrants stalled in Mexico who have not been allowed to enter the U.S. have a right under international law to seek asylum.
Nov 27, 2018
Witness: “No Warning” Before U.S. Border Patrol Started Tear Gassing Central American Asylum Seekers
(Democracy Now)
U.S. Border Patrol fired tear gas into a crowd of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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
(WHYY)
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 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
Quaker relief worker recounts helping migrants in caravan get through Mexico
(WHYY)
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 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
(Truthout)
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
(Jezebel)
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
(Reuters)
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.

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