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AFSC in the news

Jul 1, 2018
Dismantling California at-risk inmate housing brings hurdles
(Associated Press)
The "Sensitive Needs Yards" in California prisons are being dismantled.
Jun 29, 2018
Anti-ICE rallies are sweeping through Philly in the runup to Independence Day
(Billy Penn)
A group of people attempted to disrupt daily activity at Philadelphia Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.
Jun 29, 2018
State groups oppose House's draft of Federal Farm Bill
(Williamson Daily News)
In West Virginia, people are taking a stand against cuts to food assistance.
Jun 28, 2018
'Families Belong Together' rally set for Saturday in Terre Haute
(Tribune Star)
Terre Haute is among hundreds of communities across the country where rallies are scheduled as part of a nationwide protest against U.S. immigration policies.
Jun 28, 2018
Speaking Truth to Power
(Atlanta Jewish Times)
At its core, speaking truth to power is an act of resistance.
Jun 27, 2018
Faith-based groups turn up the heat on ICE
(Religion News Service)
AFSC and the Unitarian Universalist Association are both advocating for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jun 27, 2018
Report: Deportations Are Destroying Colorado's Immigrant Families
According to a new report, deporting and detaining immigrants in Colorado is causing severe emotional and economic strain on their family members.
Jun 27, 2018
Concord Youth Group, Police Meet Up To Bridge Trust Divide
(New Hampshire Public Radio)
Community members and police officers met in Concord to share their perspectives on policing.
Jun 25, 2018
Gov. Abandons Zero-Tolerance, Takes Steps to Reunite Families
(NBC 7)
DHS said it has reunited 522 children with their parents, but more than 2,000 kids are still in their care in detention centers across the country.
Jun 25, 2018
Arizona prison health care woes won't be fixed by court sanctions
(AZ Central )
The Arizona Department of Corrections is being sanctioned for $1.4 million for failing to ensure adequate healthcare for people in prison.
Jun 24, 2018
Ending colonialism in Palestine
(Electronic Intifada)
A new study guide called Why Palestine Matters: The Struggle to End Colonialism features writing from AFSC's Jennifer Bing and many others.
Jun 24, 2018
Sanctuary Immigrants Speak Out On Border Crisis
(Spectrum News)
Oscar Canales and Juana Ortega speak to the reasons why people migrate.
Jun 24, 2018
Long before the Trump-Kim summit, US-based group sowed seeds of peace in North Korea
AFSC works in North Korea to help improve agricultural production.
Jun 23, 2018
It is time to abolish Ice. It cannot be reformed
(The Guardian)
AFSC's Amy Gottlieb explains why Congress must act to dismantle Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jun 23, 2018
Separated Families: Thousands of migrants could be housed at Camp Pendleton
(CBS 8)
As the number of migrants in custody continues to grow, the Navy is making plans to house thousands of them in temporary shelters at military bases.
Jun 22, 2018
Federal Judge Fines Arizona $1.4 Million In Prison Health Case
A federal judge has fined Arizona $1.4 million for failing to meet health care standards in state prisons.
Jun 22, 2018
Camp Pendleton is slated to house up to 47,000 migrants in temporary detention, according to report
(LA Times)
San Diego County could become a site where tens of thousands of migrants would be incarcerated indefinitely under the zero-tolerance immigration policy implemented by President Trump.
Jun 22, 2018
At detention center rally, family reunification left in question
About 150 protesters stood outside the ICE Detention Center and demanded the Trump administration reunite families forcibly separated because of the president’s “zero tolerance” policy.
Jun 22, 2018
Housing separated children is big business for Southwest Key; CEO paid $1.5 million
(AZ Central )
Texas-based Southwest Key Programs was paid at least $458 million in fiscal 2018 to detain unaccompanied children.
Jun 20, 2018
State groups oppose House's draft of Federal Farm Bill
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
West Virginians take a stand against proposed cuts to food assistance.
Jun 20, 2018
NJ Stands With Children, Protests Splitting Up Immigrant Families at Border
(NJ Spotlight)
NJ Governor signs executive order to stop state funds from being used for family separation.
Jun 19, 2018
Bishop joins walkers backing immigrants in Manchester
(Union Leader)
A local Bishop and dozens of others accompany Oscar Gutierrez and his family to his immigration appointment.
Jun 19, 2018
National City moves forward with some ideas to better assist immigrant residents
(San Diego Union Tribune)
National City partners with nonprofits to better serve immigrant residents.
Jun 19, 2018
Local Experts Weigh in on Migrant Children Housed in San Diego
(NBC 7)
Advocates say this is a clear violation of human rights.
Jun 19, 2018
Fresno groups helping children caught up in immigration courts
(ABC 30)
The public outcry has been growing over the separation of children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.



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