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AFSC in the news

Aug 3, 2018
Freedom to starve is cold comfort; here's a better idea
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
People need the freedoms that come with having their basic needs met.
Aug 2, 2018
Escaping Mass Incarceration
(Dissent Magazine)
A new novel illuminates life in a women's prison.
Aug 1, 2018
How investors are abolishing ICE — in their portfolios
Protesters are taking financial action in response to the Trump administration’s family separations at the border
Jul 31, 2018
Protesters at Local ICE Office Argue the Federal Agency Shouldn't Exist
A multi-day protest takes place at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Centennial, CO.
Jul 30, 2018
What New Jersey’s $2M will afford unauthorized immigrants in court
Access to legal representation is critical for immigrants facing deportation.
Jul 30, 2018
What You Need To Know About Palestinian Children In Israel
(Scary Mommy)
Palestinian children are frequently subjected to military detention.
Jul 27, 2018
Travel Ban and Sanctions Obstruct Humanitarian Efforts in North Korea
Humanitarian engagement is essential to building peace.
Jul 27, 2018
Is ICE Retaliating Against Local Laws?
After making 37 arrests in New Jersey’s Middlesex County over five days, ICE’s Newark office issued a press release that assailed local officials.
Jul 27, 2018
San Diego pushes forward with plans to make contractors disclose border wall affiliation
(San Diego Union Tribune)
San Diego City Council will keep moving forward with its plan to require contractors to disclose whether they work on President Trump’s border wall.
Jul 27, 2018
If Congress cares about ending family separation, why do they keep paying for it?
(The Hill)
Congress is advancing a bill that would increase funding for ICE and CBP, even as these agencies continue to commit atrocities.
Jul 26, 2018
Israel Intensifies Collective Punishment of Resistance in Gaza
Last week there was a major escalation of violence in Gaza.
Jul 22, 2018
Controversy over immigration vote
(Hudson Reporter)
Hudson County, NJ renews a $10 million contract with ICE to hold people in immigration detention.
Jul 20, 2018
Why ICE agency should be abolished
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement tears apart families and terrorizes communities.
Jul 20, 2018
Local Police Shouldn’t Collaborate With ICE
Until the federal government stops its relentless persecution of immigrants, it's up to us to provide refuge in whatever ways we can.
Jul 19, 2018
Short Cuts
(London Review of Books)
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement is facing repression in both the U.S. and Israel.
Jul 19, 2018
Community discusses criminal justice reform
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Community members gathered in Charleston to discuss how the American criminal justice system has affected marginalized communities and how to improve the system going forward.
Jul 16, 2018
There's just no stopping 68-year-old on cross-Canada cycling trek
(Winnipeg Sun)
A 68 year old cyclist is biking across Canada to raise money for AFSC.
Jul 14, 2018
'Hold These Truths' Remembers One Man's Refusal to Cede His Civil Rights During WWII
A new play documents the life of Gordon Hirabayashi, who was imprisoned for defying the federal government’s internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Jul 13, 2018
Renewal of contract to house immigration detainees in N.J. county slammed
Immigrant rights advocates are slamming the renewal of a controversial contract to continue housing immigration detainees at a county jail.
Jul 13, 2018
‘As Long As Solitary Exists, They Will Find a Way to Use It’
(The Nation)
Five years after massive hunger strikes, solitary confinement is still being used in California.
Jul 13, 2018
Hudson County to continue housing immigrant detainees at jail
Hudson County, NJ approved a new contract with ICE to house immigrant detainees at the county jail in Kearny.
Jul 12, 2018
NJ Budget Includes $2.1 Million To Help Immigrants
New Jersey’s recently enacted state budget includes $2.1 million to pay for legal assistance for immigrants facing deportation.
Jul 12, 2018
The History of NATO and Reagan Stopping Asylum Seekers in the 80’s
AFSC's Carly Goodman discusses the history of asylum in the United States.
Jul 12, 2018
Hudson County's new deal with ICE could mean millions in new revenue
Hudson County could receive millions of dollars for housing federal immigration detainees at its jail.
Jul 12, 2018
New Jersey Sets Aside More Than $2 Million To Help Immigrants Facing Deportation In State
(CBS Philly)
New Jersey has set aside more than $2 million to help immigrants facing deportation in the state.



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