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Dec 11, 2018
San Diego’s “Love Knows No Borders: Week Of Action” Day 1 Ends In 32 Arrests
(World Religion News)
Faith leaders and local advocates from all over the United States completed a mile walk to the fence demarcating the United States and Mexico.
Dec 11, 2018
32 Arrested at a Demonstration Near the Mexico Border in Support of Migrant Caravan
(Time )
32 people were taken into custody after performing a ceremonial blessing at the border.
Dec 10, 2018
Protestan en la frontera contra el gobierno de EEUU por negarse a recibir las solicitudes de asilo de los migrantes de la caravana
(Univision)
Hundreds marched from San Diego to the Mexican border to show their support for those seeking asylum.
Dec 10, 2018
Most undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are longtime residents. One in Denver faces possible deportation this week.
(Denverite)
Carlos Blanco faces a judge on Tuesday after he was pulled over in 2011.
Dec 10, 2018
Border Patrol Arrests 32 at Pro-Refugee Rally Organized by Faith Leaders
(Times of San Diego)
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 32 people Monday during an immigration-policy protest at Border Field State Park.
Dec 10, 2018
Group gathers near San Diego border to support migrants seeking asylum
(KUSI)
More than 200 people, many of them faith leaders, showed up in support of the migrants who are on the other side of the border.
Dec 10, 2018
US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration
(CBS8)
Hundreds of faith leaders protest at the U.S.-Mexico border in support of the rights of migrants.
Dec 10, 2018
Advocacy group walks to show support for asylum seekers at US-Mexico border
(KUSI)
A few hundred people make their way down to the U.S.-Mexico border on the San Diego side in support of migrants seeking refuge.
Dec 10, 2018
Faith Leaders From Around the Country March to the US/Mexico Border in Support of Migrant Caravan
(KGNU)
Hundreds of clergy and faith leaders from a variety of denominations are at the U.S.-Mexico border in support of the migrant caravan in Tijuana and those seeking asylum and refuge.
Dec 10, 2018
Quakers lead rally of 200 religious leaders for immigrants at the border
(The Hill)
Hundreds of religious leaders gathered Monday at the southern U.S. border to mark Human Rights Day.
Dec 10, 2018
Dozens arrested during protest at U.S.-Mexico border
(Daily News)
Faith leaders protest at the U.S.-Mexico border in support of the right to migrate.
Dec 10, 2018
US Border Patrol agents arrest 32 religious protesters in San Diego as they hold hands and kneel in solidarity with the caravan migrants
(Daily Mail)
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 32 people at a migrants-rights protest on Monday evening at a border wall in California.
Dec 10, 2018
32 faith leaders arrested in border demonstration
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Human rights day protest kicks off a week of action declaring that "love knows no borders."
Dec 10, 2018
Border Patrol Arrests 32 At San Diego Demonstration
(KPBS)
AFSC's Pedro Rios explains why hundreds of faith leaders were arrested at the border.
Dec 10, 2018
Activists arrested, Border Patrol agent injured during protest
(ABC10)
32 human rights advocates were arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border during a rally to raise awareness of the plight of migrants.
Dec 10, 2018
U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest
(Reuters)
Kneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S. border in San Diego.
Dec 10, 2018
Border Patrol agents arrest more than 20 people at San Diego demonstration
(Los Angeles Times)
Hundreds of faith and community leaders from across the country marched to the border to call for protection for migrants and the right to seek asylum.
Dec 10, 2018
Faith leaders to U.S. authorities: Migrants have international right to U.S. asylum
(NBC News)
Hundreds of faith leaders gather for a procession and nonviolent direct action at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec 10, 2018
US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration
(Associated Press)
Demonstrators call for an end to detaining and deporting immigrants and show support for those traveling with the migrant caravans.
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.

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