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Aug 31, 2017
Ingrid Encalada Latorre, who claimed sanctuary in a Denver church, loses legal bid to overturn conviction
(Denver Post)
A Colorado mom and her supporters ask the Governor for a pardon.
Aug 31, 2017
Anywhere but there
(Boulder Weekly)
Araceli Velasquez claims sanctuary at Park Hill United Methodist and Temple Micah in Denver.
Aug 31, 2017
Undocumented mother from Peru seeks pardon to avoid deportation
(The Denver Channel)
A mother who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver has asked Colorado’s governor for a pardon that might allow her to fight deportation.
Aug 31, 2017
U.S. Deadline Forces American Aid Workers to Leave North Korea
(The New York Times)
The travel restrictions pose a threat to humanitarian work and shut down avenues for diplomacy.
Aug 30, 2017
Menendez, Prieto Rally to Keep DACA in Place
(Observer)
New Jersey’s elected officials joined with activists and supporters to urge President Trump to keep two programs designed to help undocumented immigrants stay in the United States legally.
Aug 29, 2017
Trump’s Pardon of 'Sadist' Arpaio Insults Immigrant Communities
(Sputnik News)
Activists speak out about the pardon of Joe Arpaio.
Aug 29, 2017
Christianity rooted in justice, not charity
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Social justice must be an important component of religious tradition.
Aug 29, 2017
Rally held for immigrants as Trump considers fate of temporary protections
(NorthJersey.com)
Fearing the Trump administration could soon end temporary protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, advocates, faith leaders and immigrants rallied in Newark.
Aug 27, 2017
Support grows for Indonesians facing deportation
(Seacoast Online)
Vigils continued this week for Indonesians facing deportation as community members accompany the immigrants to the Manchester Customs and Immigration Office.
Aug 25, 2017
Behind Denver’s New Immigration Ordinance Is An Engaged Group of Citizens
(5280 Magazine)
The Denver City Council passed a sweeping immigration ordinance, which may prove to be a model for other U.S. cities.
Aug 24, 2017
Drug defendants are getting a raw deal, facing harsh penalties
(Arizona Capitol Times)
High penalties for drug-related convictions are bad for the individual and the state.
Aug 24, 2017
Undocumented Immigrants In N.H. Face Uncertain Future Under Trump
(New Hampshire Public Radio)
Nearly two dozen undocumented Indonesian immigrants are facing deportation after having lived in the Dover area for two decades.
Aug 23, 2017
Synagogue And Church Unite To Offer Sanctuary To Immigrant Mom
(The Forward)
A Denver, Colorado synagogue and church are joining forces to help an immigrant from El Salvador who fears her life will be in danger if deported back to her homeland.
Aug 23, 2017
Mother of 3 takes sanctuary in Denver church to avoid deportation
(NBC 9)
A mother of three is claiming sanctuary in a Denver church and was welcomed into the place of worship with a ceremony Wednesday morning.
Aug 23, 2017
Creekers, Hillers and the Class Divide in Appalachia
(West Virginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Rick Wilson talks about class divisions in West Virginia.
Aug 19, 2017
Fearing deportation, Araceli Velasquez finds reprieve in a Denver synagogue and church
(Denver Post)
A mother of three takes sanctuary in order to keep her family together.
Aug 19, 2017
In Charlottesville’s wake, Atlanta march evokes non-violence
(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Protesters take to the streets of Atlanta in a rally organized in response to last week’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Aug 18, 2017
Denver synagogue and church give sanctuary to Araceli Velasquez as ICE knocks on her door
(Denverite)
A mother of three and her family are seeking protection from immigration authorities inside of the building that serves Temple Micah and Park Hill United Methodist Church.
Aug 18, 2017
Gov. Snyder has the power to grant second chances. He should use it.
(Bridge Magazine)
The Michigan Governor should grant commutations to people serving long sentences.
Aug 17, 2017
Indonesians living in Dover slated to be deported
(New Hampshire Union Leader)
Twenty-three Indonesians living in the Dover area for the last two decades have been slated for deportation.
Aug 17, 2017
Rabbi Rosen’s shift from insider to outsider was sealed by Gaza 2014
(Mondoweiss)
AFSC's Brant Rosen talks about his book, Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity.
Aug 17, 2017
Immigrant advocates ask: Where are Iowa's 'welcoming cities'?
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC brings suggestions to the Des Moines city council about how the city can support immigrants.
Aug 17, 2017
Baltimore’s Confederate Statues Fall, But Legacy of White Supremacy Lingers
(Sputnik News)
Baltimore removed its confederate statues in the middle of the night, but more is needed to address racism.
Aug 17, 2017
Cumberland Homesteads: Friends in high places
(Crossville Chronicle)
During the New Deal era, AFSC supported subsistence homesteads in Cumberland -- with help from Eleanor Roosevelt.
Aug 14, 2017
Mesa Jail Privatization Comes At A Cost To Other Phoenix-Area Cities
(KJZZ)
Mesa county's switch to private prison operator Core Civic is hurting Arizona.

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