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AFSC in the news

Jan 12, 2016
US immigration caps put abused children at risk
(The Hill)
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is remedy that can help protect children from abuse. But U.S. immigration quotas limit the number of people who can receive it.
Jan 11, 2016
Who Profits From the Refugee Crisis?
The ongoing wars and conflicts fueling the refugee crisis are generating major profits for defense contractors.
Jan 10, 2016
Escalating Cold War, US Flies B-52 Bomber Over South Korea
(Common Dreams)
AFSC urges diplomacy in the face of escalating tension between the U.S. and North Korea.
Jan 10, 2016
Agencies and faith communities unite to support refugee resettlement
(Triad City Beat)
A panel discussion brings information to North Carolina residents about how they can help support refugees.
Jan 8, 2016
Voices from Iowa: We’re paying millions just to lock people up
AFSC's Kevin Rutledge is featured by Fusion's #DearNextPresident team asking presidential candidates to end the detention bed quota.
Jan 8, 2016
Axis of Hostility? US Rejected North Korea’s Offer to Suspend Nuke Tests
(Sputnik News)
Experts weigh in on the meaning of the North Korean nuclear tests and the role of U.S. foreign policy.
Jan 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton Suggests She May Oppose Obama’s $1 Trillion Nuclear Arms Upgrade
(The Intercept)
The Governing Under the Influence project puts pressure on Clinton--and other presidential candidates--to take a stand on nuclear weapons.
Jan 7, 2016
Immigrant Advocates Protest Against ICE Raids
(NJTV News)
Advocates and families speak out against Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids against individuals and families from Central America.
Jan 7, 2016
Nationwide Immigration Raids Spark Fear, Concern in Florida
(Public News Service)
A series of controversial raids targeting undocumented immigrants is drawing outrage and concern in Florida and across the country.
Jan 6, 2016
Accountability and Human Rights Needed in U.S. Approach to Central America
(Huffington Post)
AFSC's Kimberly Krone and the Opportunity Agenda's Diego Iniguez-Lopez urge the Obama administration to stop funding and training governments that fail to respect human rights.
Jan 6, 2016
South Florida Groups To Hold Anti-Immigration Raids Rally In Homestead
(CBS Miami)
Immigrant rights groups hold a rally in Homestead Wednesday where families fearful of future immigration raids can voice their concerns.
Jan 4, 2016
Immigration raids sparking outcry on both sides of issue
(Fox News Latino)
Immigrant rights organizations criticize the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on Central American immigrants who came to the U.S. requesting political asylum.
Jan 4, 2016
PEIA change threatens economic health of vital workers
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
The West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency reduces coverage, endangering the health of the state.
Jan 3, 2016
Jail inmates with good behavior can get access to tablets
(Detroit Free Press)
People incarcerated at a Michigan county jail will have access to tablet computers as part of a new program designed to reduce recidivism.
Dec 31, 2015
Ending the year with prayers for peace
(Religion News Service)
On the eve of a new year, religious leaders from different traditions shared a vision of peace in Kansas City, MO.
Dec 25, 2015
New Year’s Eve in KC will open with a multifaith meditation for peace
(Kansas City Star)
An interfaith event will ring in the new year in Kansas City, MO.
Dec 24, 2015
None of Us are Free as Long as Some of Us are Caged
Abuses, negligence, and overcrowding at Huron Valley Women's Prison lead to disastrous consequences.
Dec 24, 2015
Alejados de las gangas... gracias al chile
AFSC's farmer-to-farmer training program is partnering with the Anthony Youth Farm to teach farming to former gang members and build a network of sustainable farms.
Dec 23, 2015
Groups request release of report clearing Tolman school resource officer
Rhode Island advocacy groups ask the state police to release the full report that exonerates a school resource officer who threw students to the ground and handcuffed them.
Dec 21, 2015
San Diego, Tijuana Residents Have Cross-Border Christmas Celebration
A binational Christmas celebration took place this weekend at the U.S.-Mexico border, as human rights and faith-based groups commemorated Mary and Joseph's search for shelter, drawing parallels to the plight of immigrants and refugees.
Dec 18, 2015
Youth leader helps Baltimore heal after Freddie Gray mistrial
(WPTZ 5)
AFSC's Farajii Muhammad talks to Matter of Fact about the Freddie Gray trials, the culture of policing, and the work young people are doing for peace and justice.
Dec 16, 2015
Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, steering committee look to future winters
(Concord Monitor)
Advocacy group thinks long term about providing shelter for people without homes.
Dec 16, 2015
Operation Streamline: '10 Years of Criminalizing Immigrants, Mass Incarceration for Profit'
(Tucson Weekly)
Immigrant rights and prison reform advocates and religious leaders mark the 10 year anniversary of Operation Streamline with a series of protests to highlight the damage caused by the policy.
Dec 14, 2015
Are private prisons good or bad for Arizona?
(KTAR News)
As the state of Arizona begins taking bids for a 2000-bed prison, people are questioning whether private prisons are good for Arizona.
Dec 14, 2015
Happening Now: Tucson Clergy Interrupts Controversial Immigration Enforcement Proceeding Operation Streamline
(Tucson Weekly)
A group of Tucson's clergy interrupted Operation Streamline in federal court this afternoon in a protest against immigration policy.



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