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AFSC in the news

Dec 11, 2019
How historically black colleges helped rescue Jewish refugees
(Washington Post)
When the U.S. failed to resettle Jewish refugees, historically black colleges and universities stepped up.
Dec 11, 2019
The Bloated Pentagon Budget Should Be Spent on Human Needs
(The Nation)
Faith leaders are calling on presidential candidates to reallocate money away from the military and toward housing and food-aid programs.
Dec 11, 2019
Reopening Douglas Prison unit could help with overcrowding, ADC says
(KGUN 9)
AFSC opposes the reopening of the prison and instead advocates for reducing the number of people in prison.
Dec 10, 2019
¿Cuáles son los apoyos para la repatriación de cuerpos de inmigrantes?
(La Opinion)
Victims' friends and family struggle to repatriate their remains.
Dec 10, 2019
President Trump’s Alarming Human Rights Agenda at Home and Abroad
(Center for American Progress)
The United States must reckon with the disastrous human rights legacy that the Trump administration will leave behind.
Dec 1, 2019
Regional jail problems must be addressed, and soon
Problems in West Virginia jails need to be addressed.
Nov 26, 2019
Insufficient evidence in alleged abuse of two ICE detainees, Essex County prosecutor says
New Jersey prosecutors decline to file charges against jail officials despite evidence of abuse.
Nov 26, 2019
Thanksgiving is Time to Act on Behalf of Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum-Seekers
(Daily Kos)
The Trump Administration has been placing major restrictions on legal immigration.
Nov 23, 2019
A Colorado father who declined immigration sanctuary to do “the right thing” faces possible deportation
(Denver Post)
A man who has been trying to gain legal residency for 14 years was taken into custody at an ICE check-in.
Nov 22, 2019
Caravana de Madres Centroamericanas de Migrantes Desaparecidos logra dos reencuentros
A caravan of mothers of missing migrant children travels through Mexico.
Nov 22, 2019
US faith leaders welcome legislation to stop taxpayer funding abuse of Palestinian children
(Independent Catholic News)
Faith leaders of many denominations have written a joint letter protesting the detention and torture of Palestinian children.
Nov 21, 2019
Rep. McCollum States Case for Bill Protecting Palestinian Children
(Washington Report on Middle East Affairs)
A Congressional hearing organized by AFSC makes the case for passing legislation to protect Palestinian children from military detention.
Nov 20, 2019
Israel's detention of Palestinian children is 'completely preventable', says US congresswoman
(Middle East Eye)
Rep. Betty McCollum introduces legislation to protect Palestinian children.
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
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.



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