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Sep 18, 2018
Immigrants Seeking Shelter After Hurricane Florence Fear Deportation as FEMA Shifts Funds to ICE
(Democracy Now)
Undocumented immigrants have expressed concern they will encounter immigration enforcement if they seek help.
Sep 17, 2018
For farmworkers and homeless, Florence has been especially harsh
(Washington Post)
The hurricane is especially dangerous for those who are already marginalized.
Sep 17, 2018
State employees union, activists call on NH lawmakers to more than double mimimum wage
(New Hampshire Union Leader)
New Hampshire residents trying to get by on low-wage jobs made their case for a higher minimum wage as part of a campaign they’re calling “Raise Up New Hampshire.”
Sep 15, 2018
Activists Use Indigenous Performance Art to Protest Immigration Policies
(San Diego 7)
Activists say the protest was meant to highlight the pain of families separated at the border.
Sep 14, 2018
As Florence Hits Coastline, North Carolina Residents Fear Immigration Enforcement
Because of their immigration status, many undocumented residents have been afraid to approach officials with Florence evacuation questions and concerns.
Sep 13, 2018
Immigrant communities struggle to find shelter as Hurricane Florence nears
(Think Progress)
Activists are working to help undocumented immigrants evacuate the area.
Sep 13, 2018
After being separated at the border, they began a quiet life in Miami. What’s next?
(Miami Herald)
Advocacy groups are helping parents who were separated from their children by the Trump Administration's policies.
Sep 12, 2018
U.S. Support for the Bombing of Yemen to Continue, for Now
(Common Dreams)
The U.S. is continuing to support airstrikes in Yemen.
Sep 12, 2018
Heartwarming moment son, 13, is reunited with his mother in Miami after being separated at the border and held in detention for three months
(Daily Mail)
A son who was separated for almost three months from his mother was thrilled to finally hug her when they reunited at a Miami airport.
Sep 12, 2018
Family of woman taken at border patrol roadblock speaks out
The family of an Indonesian grandmother is speaking out after the woman was taken into custody in May by immigration officials at a Border Patrol roadblock in New Hampshire.
Sep 11, 2018
Hudson County freeholders delay vote to end jail contract with ICE
The Hudson County freeholders are delaying a vote on a plan to end the county's contract to hold immigration detainees.
Sep 9, 2018
NJ About to Spend Millions Fighting Deportations
(NJ 101.5)
New Jersey has allocated funding to assist people who are facing deportation.
Sep 9, 2018
An Elusive Savior: El Salvadoran refugees stuck between two worlds
(Aurora Sentinel)
A Colorado contractor fears deportation as the Trump Administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status for people from El Salvador.
Sep 6, 2018
Seacoast Indonesians get deportation reprieve
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
50 Indonesians facing deportation, most of whom reside in the Seacoast area, have had their deportation orders voided and their asylum proceedings reopened.
Sep 6, 2018
Solid Research Helps Social-Justice Charity Fine Tune Its Communications
(The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
AFSC's communications research team conducts research that helps guide our messages and better communicate with supporters.
Sep 6, 2018
Second Chance Act could give Kanawha County woman fresh start
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
A new state law is helping formerly incarcerated people apply for jobs.
Sep 4, 2018
Gov. Murphy Pledged, But Hasn't Delivered, Funds for Immigrants
Bureaucratic confusion involving Gov. Phil Murphy's administration and pro bono attorneys is delaying critical funds needed to prevent New Jersey immigrants from being deported
Sep 1, 2018
Local Leaders Rally to Support TPS Holders Facing Deportation
(Oakland Post)
In Oakland, people rally in support of Temporary Protected Status.
Aug 28, 2018
Board violated public meetings law when it renewed ICE contract: lawsuit
Hudson County's freeholders violated the state Open Public Meetings Act last month when they took a surprise vote to renew the county's controversial contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Aug 28, 2018
MLK III makes 'call to conscience' at border on 55th anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' speech
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Martin Luther King III criticizes the Trump administration’s decision to separate multitudes of families at the border and demanded immigration policies that protect basic human dignity.
Aug 25, 2018
40-mile walk mirrors plight of immigrants
(Seacoast Online)
New Hampshire activists and faith leaders walk for four days to protest family separation and immigration policies.
Aug 24, 2018
Arrest in Mollie Tibbetts' death inflames immigration debate
(Des Moines Register)
In Iowa, community groups respond to the politicization of tragedy.
Aug 22, 2018
Groups to hold 40-mile ‘solidarity walk’ for immigrants
(Associated Press)
A 40-mile “Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice” in New Hampshire draws attention to immigration detention.
Aug 20, 2018
As food crisis threatens, humanitarian aid for North Korea grinds to a halt
Humanitarian aid for North Korea has nearly ground to a halt this year as the United States steps up the enforcement of sanctions.
Aug 17, 2018
A message to ICE: My husband is not an object ‘for removal’
(Washington Post)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses dehumanizing language to justify their cruel actions.



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