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Sep 11, 2018
Hudson County freeholders delay vote to end jail contract with ICE
(NorthJersey.com)
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 5, 2018
ACLU Highlights 'Disturbing Trends' in Arizona's Criminal Justice System
(Phoenix New Times)
No other state in the country imprisons Latinos at such a high rate. 
Sep 4, 2018
Gov. Murphy Pledged, But Hasn't Delivered, Funds for Immigrants
(WNYC)
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
(NJ.com)
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
(Reuters)
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.
Aug 17, 2018
In Des Moines stop, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions assails power of judges to stop policy
(Des Moines Register)
Iowa residents protest a visit by the Attorney General and speak out against his immigration policies.
Aug 15, 2018
Civility Can Be Dangerous
(Friends Journal )
To confront oppression we need courageous action, not civility.
Aug 14, 2018
Immigrant Advocates Tell Pols, Don’t Ignore Detainees in County Jails
(NJ Spotlight)
Detention centers gets the most press, but the majority of undocumented immigrants rounded up by the Trump administration are in county facilities.
Aug 14, 2018
Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jewish Journalist Prompts Uproar
(New York Times)
Israel is blocking organizations and journalists who are critical of the country's policies from entering.
Aug 10, 2018
Advocates push for focus on immigrant detainees in county jails
(NJTV)
In New Jersey, hundreds are detained in both jails and detention centers.
Aug 9, 2018
In Israel, American Jews can kiss their privilege goodbye
(+972)
The recent harassment of left-wing American Jews is a sign that their privilege may no longer be enough to protect them.
Aug 9, 2018
Journal goes inside ICE detention center at Hudson jail
(Jersey Journal)
Around 675 people are being held in immigrant detention in a New Jersey jail.
Aug 9, 2018
A Shared Theology of Sanctuary
(Sojourners)
Araceli Velasquez marks a year in sanctuary at Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah in Colorado.
Aug 9, 2018
Quaker Organization Marks 100 Years Of ‘Waging Peace’
(KPBS)
AFSC's Waging Peace exhibit opens at the New Americans Museum in San Diego.

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