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Jun 20, 2019
Bringing the border to the Front Range
(Boulder Weekly)
Area faith communities host asylum seekers as border shelters reach capacity.
Jun 19, 2019
ICE raid fears grow among immigrants following president's threat
(KFMB)
Fear among undocumented workers in San Diego grows as the threat of deportation looms.
Jun 18, 2019
President's promise of mass deportations worries San Diego immigrant groups
(ABC 10)
Immigration rights advocates in San Diego are worried about the impact of President Trump's promised mass deportation.
Jun 18, 2019
NPR says it has identified fourth attacker in Civil Rights Era murder of Casper minister
(The Billings Gazette)
A deathbed confession provides new information on the death of former AFSC staffer and civil rights leader James Reeb.
Jun 18, 2019
‘White Lies’ Shines New Light On An Old Murder Case
(A1)
New information comes to light about the murder of former AFSC staffer and civil rights activist James Reeb.
Jun 17, 2019
Lluvia no impidió que manifestantes pidieran cierre de centro de detención de menores en Homestead
(Miami Diario)
Rain did not stop protesters calling for closure of juvenile detention center in Homestead.
Jun 17, 2019
Sur de Florida: Decenas personas protestan contra centro de detención de inmigrantes menores
(Sun Sentinel)
In Homestead, groups rally to protest detention center for migrant youth.
Jun 17, 2019
Human Rights for Palestinian Children
(Daily Kos)
The “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act” would prohibit Israel from using U.S. military aid in the mistreatment of incarcerated Palestinian children.
Jun 16, 2019
Hundreds Gather to Protest Florida Detention Center for Kids
(NBC 6)
Hundreds of protesters are gathering in South Florida to protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.
Jun 16, 2019
Large Crowd Gathers In Homestead To Protest Florida Detention Center For Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants
(CBS 4)
Despite the rain, hundreds of protesters march to demand freedom for migrant children.
Jun 16, 2019
Protesters brave drenching downpour outside South Florida detention center for kids
(CBS News)
On Father's Day, hundreds rally to shut down the Homestead Detention Center.
Jun 15, 2019
Sanctions Impediment to North Korean Peace, Aid
(American Spectator)
NGOs discussed their efforts to assist people in North Korea and the challenges that they face due to sanctions.
Jun 13, 2019
Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, Jayapal co-sponsor historic Palestinian children’s human rights bill
(Mondoweiss)
A number of lawmakers have come out in support of legislation that seeks to end Israel’s military detention practices against Palestinian children.
Jun 13, 2019
Screening aims to evoke dialogue on healing justice
(The Register Herald)
A film about restorative justice draws a crowd in West Virginia.
Jun 12, 2019
Frontera sur de México: la estrategia de tortura silenciosa para migrantes
(Mis Raices Digital)
Repression at the southern border targets migrants.
Jun 12, 2019
Sanders accuses Trump of 'racist child prisons'; similar program existed under Obama
(ABC News)
President Trump is sending migrant children to an army base that was once used as an internment camp.
Jun 12, 2019
Some convictions newly eligible for expungement
(The Logan Banner)
Thousands of West Virginians may be able to have their nonviolent felony and misdemeanor convictions removed from their records
Jun 11, 2019
Marijuana, landlords and horse racing: What Arizona Gov. Ducey decided on final bills
(Arizona Republic)
Governor Ducey vetos criminal justice reform legislation in Arizona.
Jun 11, 2019
Denver immigration advocates prepare for more buses from the border
(Denverite)
Hundreds of Denverites have expressed interest in lending a hand.
Jun 11, 2019
Denver to host 44 more asylum seekers transported from New Mexico this week
(Denver Post)
AFSC and Casa de Paz help support asylum seekers passing through Colorado.
Jun 11, 2019
House-passed Dream Act likely to die in Republican-controlled Senate
(Norfolk Daily News)
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would provide more than two million people a path to permanent residency and citizenship.
Jun 10, 2019
Prison reform bill vetoed by Gov. Doug Ducey
(13 News)
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey vetoes legislation that would have reformed part of the state's sentencing laws.
Jun 10, 2019
Reports of Dangerous Prison Conditions Prompt Calls for Removal of AZ Corrections Director
(Tucson Weekly )
Advocates are calling for the removal of the Corrections Director after an investigation of the prisons.
Jun 10, 2019
Activists Plan March to Close the Homestead Child Detention Camp
(Miami New Times)
Activists say they plan to once again march and demand the federal government shut the facility.
Jun 7, 2019
Transitions
(The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Jason Drucker, vice president at Seeds of Peace, has been appointed associate general secretary for advancement at AFSC.

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