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AFSC in the news

Dec 22, 2019
Tijuana River toxic sewer sludge dangerous for migrants and border agents: Border Patrol
(San Diego Union Tribune)
A dramatic Thanksgiving night rescue highlighted the dangerous route border-crossers take through storm drains filled with toxic human waste and dangerous chemicals.
Dec 18, 2019
Community to gather at State House Plaza on Thursday to honor homeless lost in 2019
(Concord Monitor)
Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is honored nationwide, usually on the longest night of the year, the winter solstice.
Dec 18, 2019
Dover, Portsmouth vigils to honor those lost in homelessness
(Seacoast Online)
Dover and Portsmouth will each host a candlelight vigil to honor and remember people who died in 2019 due to their experiences with homelessness.
Dec 17, 2019
How activists got a Congress member to introduce a bill on behalf of Palestinian children
(Mondoweiss)
AFSC's Jennifer Bing is working hard to protect the rights of Palestinian children.
Dec 17, 2019
Preparing for the next big earthquake or any emergency
(KPFA)
How community organizers and organizations are preparing for the emergencies we know are coming.
Dec 17, 2019
“Pensé que me iban a secuestrar”: testimonio de un adolescente detenido por inmigración
(La Opinion)
“I thought they were going to kidnap me”: testimony of a teenager arrested for immigration.
Dec 16, 2019
Advocates Celebrate Historic Passage of Legislation That Allows Driver’s Licenses For All New Jerseyans
(Insider NJ)
Legislation A-4743 & S-3229 passed through the New Jersey Assembly and Senate Houses.
Dec 16, 2019
Nearly 1000 New Jersey Leaders and Organizations Support Allowing More Residents To Access A Driver’s License
(Insider NJ)
As the bill to expand access to driver’s licenses heads to a final vote on the Senate and Assembly floors, Let’s Drive NJ campaign releases the full list of supporters.
Dec 12, 2019
ICE detainee who attempted suicide would rather die in U.S. than face torture
(NJ.com)
The threat of deportation puts people at risk of violence and death.
Dec 12, 2019
Here we go again
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
It's time to stop bigotry in West Virginia.
Dec 12, 2019
Arizona to reopen part of women's prison as shortage of correctional officers continues
(Arizona Republic)
The Arizona Department of Corrections is reopening part of a Douglas prison.
Dec 11, 2019
How historically black colleges helped rescue Jewish refugees
(Washington Post)
When the U.S. failed to resettle Jewish refugees, historically black colleges and universities stepped up.
Dec 11, 2019
The Bloated Pentagon Budget Should Be Spent on Human Needs
(The Nation)
Faith leaders are calling on presidential candidates to reallocate money away from the military and toward housing and food-aid programs.
Dec 11, 2019
Reopening Douglas Prison unit could help with overcrowding, ADC says
(KGUN 9)
AFSC opposes the reopening of the prison and instead advocates for reducing the number of people in prison.
Dec 10, 2019
¿Cuáles son los apoyos para la repatriación de cuerpos de inmigrantes?
(La Opinion)
Victims' friends and family struggle to repatriate their remains.
Dec 10, 2019
President Trump’s Alarming Human Rights Agenda at Home and Abroad
(Center for American Progress)
The United States must reckon with the disastrous human rights legacy that the Trump administration will leave behind.
Dec 1, 2019
Regional jail problems must be addressed, and soon
(Herald-Dispatch)
Problems in West Virginia jails need to be addressed.
Nov 26, 2019
Insufficient evidence in alleged abuse of two ICE detainees, Essex County prosecutor says
(NorthJersey.com)
New Jersey prosecutors decline to file charges against jail officials despite evidence of abuse.
Nov 26, 2019
Thanksgiving is Time to Act on Behalf of Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum-Seekers
(Daily Kos)
The Trump Administration has been placing major restrictions on legal immigration.
Nov 23, 2019
A Colorado father who declined immigration sanctuary to do “the right thing” faces possible deportation
(Denver Post)
A man who has been trying to gain legal residency for 14 years was taken into custody at an ICE check-in.
Nov 22, 2019
Caravana de Madres Centroamericanas de Migrantes Desaparecidos logra dos reencuentros
(Proceso)
A caravan of mothers of missing migrant children travels through Mexico.
Nov 22, 2019
US faith leaders welcome legislation to stop taxpayer funding abuse of Palestinian children
(Independent Catholic News)
Faith leaders of many denominations have written a joint letter protesting the detention and torture of Palestinian children.
Nov 21, 2019
Rep. McCollum States Case for Bill Protecting Palestinian Children
(Washington Report on Middle East Affairs)
A Congressional hearing organized by AFSC makes the case for passing legislation to protect Palestinian children from military detention.
Nov 20, 2019
Israel's detention of Palestinian children is 'completely preventable', says US congresswoman
(Middle East Eye)
Rep. Betty McCollum introduces legislation to protect Palestinian children.
Nov 20, 2019
On Universal Children’s Day, It’s Time to Stop Imprisoning Kids Everywhere
(Truthout)
No child should be in prison -- in Palestine, at the border, or in the U.S.

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