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AFSC in the news

Nov 20, 2019
On Universal Children’s Day, It’s Time to Stop Imprisoning Kids Everywhere
No child should be in prison -- in Palestine, at the border, or in the U.S.
Nov 20, 2019
Colorado Immigrants Offered Sanctuary in Church Face Agonizing Decision
Jorge Zaldivar is deatained by ICE at a routine check in.
Nov 18, 2019
WV jails 'bursting at the seams' as lawmakers weigh options
(Gazette Mail)
More than half of the roughly 5,100 people in West Virginia’s regional jails are incarcerated without being convicted of a crime.
Nov 18, 2019
House Judiciary chair: Prison overcrowding proposals are priority for regular session
West Virginia legislators say they will take on prison overcrowding.
Nov 13, 2019
Migrar: la búsqueda de un sueño
(El Independiente)
In El Salvador, AFSC designs and implements political advocacy actions together with civil society organizations for migrant populations.
Nov 13, 2019
DACA Recipients Rally in Des Moines
Dozens gathered in front of the Iowa Judicial Branch Building in support of DACA.
Nov 12, 2019
Le sort des «dreamers» devant la Cour suprême des États-Unis
The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments over the fate of the DACA program.
Nov 12, 2019
Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, could impact 40,000 San Diego 'dreamers'
(CBS 8)
Rallies took place across the country as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the DACA program.
Nov 8, 2019
Radical idealism and extreme practicality came together in the life of Lois Booth
(Concord Monitor)
In 1975, Lois Booth helped start an AFSC program in New Hampshire.
Nov 8, 2019
As DACA heads to the Supreme Court, Coloradans need support from Congress
(Aurora Sentinel)
#Not1More member and DACA recipient Renato Rierro explains why it is so important for Members of Congress to support the Dream and Promise Act.
Nov 7, 2019
San Diegans Reflect On 25 Years After Prop. 187
A failed proposition would have denied medical care and public education to undocumented immigrants.
Nov 7, 2019
CA panel supports federal historic status for SF Japantown site with LGBT ties
(Bay Area Reporter)
A building that previously housed AFSC activities gains historic status.
Nov 6, 2019
Through Its Policy Work, the American Friends Service Committee is Working To Support Economic Justice in West Virginia and Beyond
(Through Its Policy Work, the American Friends Service Committee is Working To Support Economic Justice in West Virginia and Beyond)
AFSC has worked on economic justice issues for many years.
Nov 6, 2019
Habría nuevas redadas del ICE
(El Sol de Tijuana)
There have so far been no mass ICE raids in San Diego county, but activists are worried.
Nov 5, 2019
INM Mantiene Hacinadas a Decenas de Personas en Centro de Detención en Huixtla, Denuncian Organismos
(El Orbe)
Organizations denounce the dentention of migrants in crowded conditions in southern Mexico.
Nov 5, 2019
Time to undo prevailing wage debacle
(Time to undo prevailing wage debacle )
In 2016, the West Virginia Legislature repealed the state’s prevailing wage law, which set pay standards for workers on public construction projects.
Nov 4, 2019
Colectivo denuncia violaciones a derechos de 66 migrantes en Chiapas
(La Journada San Luis)
Organizations denounce the violations of migrants' rights in Chiapas.
Nov 2, 2019
He was a robber in Arizona, she sold drugs; only one can get help with school
(Cronkite News)
People with drug convictions are not able to get tax credit for continuing their education.
Nov 1, 2019
Temporary protected status extended until 2021 for six countries
The Department of Homeland Security is extending Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from six countries who are shielded from deportation under a humanitarian program.
Oct 31, 2019
In lieu of a just system
(Boulder Weekly)
A new resource seeks to help ease adjustment after deportation.
Oct 30, 2019
Healthcare Workers, Activists Demand Flu Shots for Detained Immigrants
(NBC 7)
A group of healthcare workers, activists and church leaders protested outside of the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station, demanding the federal government give immigrants detained at the facility flu shots.
Oct 29, 2019
Convention center group refunds GEO money
(San Diego Reader)
Private prison company contributes money to a campaign to expand a convention center in San Diego.
Oct 29, 2019
Huyen de la inseguridad y bajos salarios: así es el perfil de solicitantes de asilo que esperan en México
(Redacción Animal Político)
A study looks at the conditions faced by asylum seekers as they are forced to wait in Mexico.
Oct 28, 2019
Trial Begins for Faith Leaders Arrested During Border Protest
(NBC7 )
Four people went to trial for arrests that took place during the Love Knows No Borders demonstration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oct 28, 2019
(PBS )
After 25 years of living in the U.S., Guatemalan grandmother Juana Ortega is threatened with deportation and takes sanctuary in a small North Carolina church.



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