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AFSC in the news

Jun 19, 2018
Civil Rights Groups Plan March to Free the Children at Miami-Area Compound
(Miami New Times)
Civil rights groups from across the region will hold “March to Free the Children Held in Detention” in Florida.
Jun 18, 2018
Immigrant Advocate Hopes Images of Children in Cages Are ‘Tipping Point’ For Change
AFSC in Iowa is working to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement from harming communities.
Jun 18, 2018
Feds Holding 1,000 Migrant Children at Miami-Area Compound, Lawmaker Says
(Miami New Times)
Roughly 1,000 migrant children are being held inside a secured compound in Homestead, FL.
Jun 18, 2018
Hundreds gather for Sheridan Detention Facility vigil
A rising tide of outrage over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border continues to reverberate throughout Oregon.
Jun 16, 2018
"Zero Tolerance for Family Separation," Denver Protesters Tell Trump
Hundreds of people marched in Colorado to protest the Trump administration’s recently implemented “zero tolerance” policy that seperates children from their parents.
Jun 15, 2018
Criminal Justice Committee Led By Embattled Arizona Rep. David Stringer Dissolved
Two Arizona representatives are calling for the continuation of a bipartisan criminal justice committee that was slated to study possible legislative reforms
Jun 15, 2018
The Singapore Summit: A US Pivot Toward Ending the Korean War?
Peace activists respond to the Singapore Summit.
Jun 15, 2018
‘Don’t leave us in this fight’: Rallying in Denver, immigrants decry family separation
(The Colorado Independent)
Colorado organizations march against "zero-tolerance" policy of separating families at the border.
Jun 12, 2018
More 'Poor People's Campaign' arrests, group charges America with systemic racism
(Union Leader)
Ten more participants in the New Hampshire Poor People’s Campaign were arrested for refusing to leave the Executive Council chambers.
Jun 11, 2018
Angry that ICE is ripping families apart? Don’t just blame Trump. Blame Clinton, Bush and Obama, too.
(Washington Post)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement was problematic from its inception.
Jun 7, 2018
Immigration officials will use 1,600 federal prison beds to hold immigration detainees
(89.3 KPCC)
U.S. immigration officials will start using 1,600 federal prison beds to detain immigrants.
Jun 5, 2018
IUPUI Grad Raises Her Voice for Palestine
A vigil on Monument Circle also honored the more than 100 Palestinians who died in the Gaza Strip since March 30 of this year.
Jun 4, 2018
US immigration agents double number of workplace raids, spreading fear and tearing families apart
Communities respond to an increase in workplace raids.
Jun 2, 2018
Capital Beat: Planning your own arrest in the name of protest
(Concord Monitor)
New Hampshire residents prepare to put their bodies on the line as part of the new Poor People's Campaign.
Jun 2, 2018
Agreement Between Refugee Agency and ICE to Share Sensitive Information Raises Concerns
Parents who come forward to claim custody of children will have their fingerprints and immigration status inspected by ICE.
Jun 1, 2018
Protesters rally outside San Diego ICE office, condemn family separation
(San Diego Union Tribune)
People protested outside of the federal building in downtown San Diego on Friday to condemn reports of migrant families being separated at the U.S. border.
May 31, 2018
Southern Border Communities Coalition accuses Border Patrol of abuse and murder
(ABC 10)
The Southern Border Communities Coalition calls for a mural honoring a man who was killed by Border Patrol.
May 31, 2018
Greensboro family figuring next steps after ICE detains life partner
(Greensboro News and Record)
Wendy Chavez looks for answers after her partner is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
May 31, 2018
Food benefits too generous? Try this per diem
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Cuts to food assistance are cruel and unnecessary.
May 31, 2018
Why It Matters That Phoenix Is Suing the Trump Administration
(The Nation)
Tucson passes a resolution banning for-profit jails and detention centers in the city.
May 30, 2018
America’s Shadow Criminal Justice System
(The New Republic)
How the “supervised release” program pulls tens of thousands of formerly incarcerated people back into prison without a fair trial.
May 30, 2018
The “Research Arm” of the Peace Movement: How Power Researchers Helped the Vietnam Antiwar Movement
(Eyes on the Ties)
Researchers from AFSC were dedicated to uncovering the defense profiteers during the Vietnam war.
May 29, 2018
Diana DeGette Visits One of Colorado's Four Undocumented Women in Sanctuary
Congresswoman DeGette meets with Araceli Velasquez in sanctuary.
May 29, 2018
One year after taking sanctuary at Colorado church, Rosa Sabido is no closer to becoming a legal resident — but she says her time hasn’t been wasted
(Denver Post)
Rosa Sabido and the United Methodist Church in Manco reflect on a year of sanctuary.
May 29, 2018
Shea-Porter Seeks Answers To Complaint To Feds About NH’s Secure Psychiatric Unit
A New Hampshire Congresswoman is looking into the incarceration of mentally ill people who haven’t committed crimes at the state prison’s Secure Psychiatric Unit.



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