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AFSC in the news

Dec 10, 2018
32 faith leaders arrested in border demonstration
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Human rights day protest kicks off a week of action declaring that "love knows no borders."
Dec 10, 2018
Border Patrol Arrests 32 At San Diego Demonstration
AFSC's Pedro Rios explains why hundreds of faith leaders were arrested at the border.
Dec 10, 2018
Activists arrested, Border Patrol agent injured during protest
32 human rights advocates were arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border during a rally to raise awareness of the plight of migrants.
Dec 10, 2018
U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest
Kneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S. border in San Diego.
Dec 10, 2018
Border Patrol agents arrest more than 20 people at San Diego demonstration
(Los Angeles Times)
Hundreds of faith and community leaders from across the country marched to the border to call for protection for migrants and the right to seek asylum.
Dec 10, 2018
Faith leaders to U.S. authorities: Migrants have international right to U.S. asylum
(NBC News)
Hundreds of faith leaders gather for a procession and nonviolent direct action at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec 10, 2018
US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration
(Associated Press)
Demonstrators call for an end to detaining and deporting immigrants and show support for those traveling with the migrant caravans.
Dec 10, 2018
Faith leaders to U.S. authorities: Migrants have international right to U.S. asylum
(NBC News)
Over 200 religious leaders and advocates gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border on Human Rights Day to send a message to the Trump administration, arguing that migrants stalled in Mexico who have not been allowed to enter the U.S. have a right under international law to seek asylum.
Dec 9, 2018
Group calls for migrant solidarity ‘week of action’
AFSC calls for a week of action called "Loves Know No Borders," in support of the rights of migrants.
Dec 7, 2018
Immigration advocates are looking for assurances from Governor-elect Polis that they’ll have a seat at the table
As the Trump administration considers rules that would make it harder for undocumented immigrants to get food aid or Section 8 housing, Colorado has its own decisions to make.
Dec 7, 2018
Nonprofit Hosting Party to Write Holiday Cards to Prisoners
(Arizona Public Media)
An advocacy group in Tucson is trying to change sentencing laws while sending season's greetings to prisoners.
Dec 4, 2018
The strange world of banned books in Florida prisons
(Florida Phoenix)
A recent review of banned books and publications at state prisons reveals some jarring inconsistencies in what material prisoners are allowed to read.
Dec 3, 2018
Rejecting Israel Lobby’s Influence Over Congress, Rashida Tlaib Plans to Lead Delegation To Palestine
(The Intercept)
A representative-elect from Michigan is planning to lead a congressional delegation to the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Dec 3, 2018
More ICE arrests of immigrants in neighborhoods and workplaces likely coming in New Jersey
ICE said that it would conduct at-large arrests in response to a new directive by NJ Attorney General.
Dec 2, 2018
On Hanukkah, Let’s Challenge Militarized Security Responses to Anti-Semitism
AFSC's Brant Rosen talks about communal security in the face of anti-Semitic violence.
Dec 1, 2018
Hope for the American way in N.J. immigration measures
New Jersey is taking steps to protect immigrant residents.
Nov 30, 2018
Grewal Announces New Rules for How NJ Law Enforcement Will Deal with ICE
(NJ Spotlight)
Attorney General limits cooperation with federal efforts to detain, deport undocumented residents.
Nov 29, 2018
New Jersey cops can't bust residents over immigration status under new state rules
NJ Attorney General unveils a new directive that restricts local law enforcement from participating in federal immigration operations.
Nov 29, 2018
The Eclectic Farmer
AFSC's New Mexico program teaches a new generation about farming.
Nov 27, 2018
Witness: “No Warning” Before U.S. Border Patrol Started Tear Gassing Central American Asylum Seekers
(Democracy Now)
U.S. Border Patrol fired tear gas into a crowd of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Nov 26, 2018
Adolescent Boy and Others Injured at Mexican Border, as U.S. Reportedly Uses Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets
(Hill Reporter)
U.S. border patrol shoots tear gas and rubber bullets at migrants.
Nov 26, 2018
Border Patrol official defends use of tear gas on migrants at border crossing
(ABC 15)
AFSC issued a statement condemning the Border Patrol’s use of force at the border.
Nov 26, 2018
Sane asylum
AFSC's Kerri Kennedy talks about her time with the migrant caravan and why it's so important to support migrants.
Nov 21, 2018
Legal aid for immigrants the American way
(My Central Jersey)
Immigrants are part of New Jersey and deserve legal support.
Nov 21, 2018
This Life with Gracie: Let’s consider how labels can hurt
(Atlanta Journal Constitution )
A "We Are Not At Risk" day of action challenges people to think about the language they use to talk about young people of color.



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