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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.
Dec 9, 2018
Group calls for migrant solidarity ‘week of action’
(CBS8)
AFSC calls for a week of action called "Loves Know No Borders," in support of the rights of migrants.
Dec 7, 2018
Immigration advocates are looking for assurances from Governor-elect Polis that they’ll have a seat at the table
(Denverite)
As the Trump administration considers rules that would make it harder for undocumented immigrants to get food aid or Section 8 housing, Colorado has its own decisions to make.
Dec 7, 2018
Nonprofit Hosting Party to Write Holiday Cards to Prisoners
(Arizona Public Media)
An advocacy group in Tucson is trying to change sentencing laws while sending season's greetings to prisoners.
Dec 4, 2018
The strange world of banned books in Florida prisons
(Florida Phoenix)
A recent review of banned books and publications at state prisons reveals some jarring inconsistencies in what material prisoners are allowed to read.
Dec 3, 2018
Rejecting Israel Lobby’s Influence Over Congress, Rashida Tlaib Plans to Lead Delegation To Palestine
(The Intercept)
A representative-elect from Michigan is planning to lead a congressional delegation to the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Dec 3, 2018
More ICE arrests of immigrants in neighborhoods and workplaces likely coming in New Jersey
(NorthJersey.com)
ICE said that it would conduct at-large arrests in response to a new directive by NJ Attorney General.
Dec 2, 2018
On Hanukkah, Let’s Challenge Militarized Security Responses to Anti-Semitism
(Truthout)
AFSC's Brant Rosen talks about communal security in the face of anti-Semitic violence.
Dec 1, 2018
Hope for the American way in N.J. immigration measures
(NJ.com)
New Jersey is taking steps to protect immigrant residents.
Nov 30, 2018
Grewal Announces New Rules for How NJ Law Enforcement Will Deal with ICE
(NJ Spotlight)
Attorney General limits cooperation with federal efforts to detain, deport undocumented residents.
Nov 29, 2018
New Jersey cops can't bust residents over immigration status under new state rules
(NorthJersey.com)
NJ Attorney General unveils a new directive that restricts local law enforcement from participating in federal immigration operations.
Nov 29, 2018
The Eclectic Farmer
(Alibi)
AFSC's New Mexico program teaches a new generation about farming.
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 20, 2018
Protest against Alamance-ICE deal draws ACTBAC to monument
(Greensboro News and Record)
Protesters and counter-protesters rally at a confederate monument in North Carolina.
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
Murphy administration provides $2.1 million for immigration representation
(NJ BIZ)
The Murphy Administration has allocated $2.1 million to provide legal representation to those facing immigration issues, making good on its promise made in a budget initiative in July.
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.

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