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Dec 2, 2017
Colorado leads nation in sanctuary situations, part of a trend
(The Daily Sentinel)
Part two of a three part series looking at the sanctuary movement in Colorado.
Dec 2, 2017
Seeking sanctuary
(The Daily Sentinel)
Part one of a three part series looking at the sanctuary movement in Colorado.
Dec 1, 2017
Democrats oppose locating recidivism center in south Phoenix
(Arizona Capitol Times)
There is a debate over proposed reentry centers in Arizona.
Dec 1, 2017
Where Is West Virginia's Harvey Weinstein?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
The Front Porch Forum takes a look at sexual harassment and assault in West Virginia.
Nov 30, 2017
DHS terminates protective status for Haitians. Who’s next?
(Boulder Weekly)
The Department of Homeland Security announced it’s terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 50,000 Haitian immigrants
Nov 28, 2017
NH Indonesian community celebrates legal victory in deportation case
(Union Leader)
Indonesian community leaders are celebrating a federal judge’s decision to block the deportation of 51 people who have lived in the state for decades.
Nov 21, 2017
Issa Amro: “They are trying to put me in jail”
(Electronic Intifada)
A bill before the US Congress would ban financial support to the abuse of Palestinian children by the Israeli military.
Nov 21, 2017
Revocación de TPS: reto para haitianos
(Voice of America)
60,000 Haitians are now in limbo because the Trump administration has ended their Temporary Protected Status.
Nov 20, 2017
World War I and Religious Peace Groups
(C-SPAN)
Members of Quaker, Mennonite, and Christian peace organizations talked about their institutions' responses to the U.S. and Britain’s entry into World War I.
Nov 20, 2017
DACA supporters stage a Thanksgiving week hunger strike
(NorthJersey.com)
Dreamers and their supporters kick off a hunger strike this week to push for legislation that will give them a path to legal residency and citizenship.
Nov 20, 2017
U.S. ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians
(NorthJersey.com)
The Trump administration announced that it is ending Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living in the U.S.
Nov 20, 2017
Honduras Farmer Leads Social Movement For Human Rights And Sustainability For Poor And Indigenous In Honduras
(WBEZ)
Donaldo Zuniga discusses the foundations of peasant organizing in Honduras, in which AFSC played a role.
Nov 19, 2017
Rescued children finally identify Irish aid worker who saved them from Auschwitz
(Times of Israel)
A quest by two brothers bent on thanking their rescuer sees posthumous recognition for Mary Elmes, the subject of a new film.
Nov 18, 2017
Game of Thrones, Hillbilly Style
(West Virginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Rick Wilson talks pop culture on the Front Porch podcast.
Nov 15, 2017
Over the Line: Border Patrol’s Obscure, Omnipresent 100-Mile-Zone
(Virginia Quarterly Review)
Customs and Border Patrol agents are permitted to operate beyond the bounds of typical law enforcement anywhere within 100 miles of the U.S. border.
Nov 15, 2017
AFSC Iowa to celebrate 100 years of working for peace and justice
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC marks its centennial in Iowa with a commitment to continue to work for immigrant rights.
Nov 15, 2017
‘First-ever’ bill on Palestinian child rights introduced in US Congress
(Middle East Eye)
A new bill ensures U.S. assistance to Israel is not used to harm Palestinian children in military custody.
Nov 15, 2017
Unprecedented bill introduced in US Congress to Deny Israel Aid, Protect Children, and Promote Human Rights
(The Huffington Post)
Rep. Berry McCollum introduces a bill called “Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act.”
Nov 15, 2017
How We Moved Congress to Action on Abuse of Palestinian Children in Military Detention
(Truthout)
Jennifer Bing explains how AFSC and others organized to get legislation introduced to stop the abuse of Palestinian children.
Nov 15, 2017
Palestinian rights make a rare appearance in Congress
(+972)
A first-of-its-kind bill introduced this week focusing on the rights of Palestinian children could pave the way for greater transparency and accountability in America’s dealings with Israel.
Nov 15, 2017
A look at today's world through Greek miasma
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson writes about trauma and public health.
Nov 14, 2017
NJ immigrant mom: Trump could dismantle TPS, leave her family in limbo
(Asbury Park Press)
Many New Jersey families will be harmed if the Trump administration ends Temporary Protected Status.
Nov 14, 2017
Historic US bill would outlaw Israel aid used to abuse children
(Electronic Intifada)
Ten members of Congress are cosponsoring a bill to bar the U.S. from financially supporting human rights abuses of Palestinian children by the Israeli military.
Nov 14, 2017
First ever bill on Palestinian human rights introduced to U.S. Congress
(Mondoweiss)
Rep. Betty McCollum introduced a House bill that seeks to prohibit the U.S. from funding the detention and prosecution of Palestinian children in the Israeli military court system.
Nov 14, 2017
Behind the Doors of Immigrant Detention
(Voice of America)
A detention center in Elizabeth, NJ detains people who came to the U.S. seeking asylum.

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