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AFSC in the news

Jun 25, 2019
Biden's immigration bid
Immigration policy takes center stage in the presidential elections.
Jun 24, 2019
Mexico’s Crackdown at Its Southern Border, Prompted by Trump, Scares Migrants From Crossing
(New York Times)
The planned militarization of Mexico's southern border makes life harder for those trying to migrate.
Jun 24, 2019
Hear Powerful Stories From the Refugees Who Attended Off-Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof
In honor of World Refugee Day, the Yiddish-language production welcomed an audience who has felt the story firsthand.
Jun 24, 2019
Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project
AFSC welcomes Jason Drucker as the new associate general secretary for advancement.
Jun 24, 2019
Chicago’s Jewish community split over Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comparison of border detention to ‘concentration camps’
(Chicago Tribune)
Rabbi Brant Rosen says "concentration camps" is an appropriate way to talk about the detention of families at the southern border.
Jun 23, 2019
We Need A Long-Arc Historical Perspective to Understand White Supremacist Extremist Violence.
(History News Network)
Understanding today's white supremacist violence requires us to examine our past.
Jun 22, 2019
Community advocates urge migrants to know their rights ahead of ICE Raids
President Trump's decision to delay nationwide ICE raids by two weeks is not stopping some San Diego community advocates from educating migrants to know their rights.
Jun 21, 2019
Bill would guarantee Dreamers access to home loans
(Elko Daily Free Press)
Senators introduce legislation to help DACA recipients get federal housing loans.
Jun 21, 2019
Jeanette Vizguerra Among Those Taking Sanctuary In Denver Church Ahead Of ICE Raids
For more than three months, sanctuary movement leader Jeanette Vizguerra has again taken sanctuary in a Colorado church.
Jun 21, 2019
ICE raids expected to begin Sunday morning
(CBS 8)
Immigrant communities in San Diego prepare for potential ICE raids.
Jun 21, 2019
Trump, Faulconer Share Different Accounts of Oval Office Meeting
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and President Donald Trump are sharing some very different accounts of their White House meeting.
Jun 20, 2019
As a Rabbi, I Agree with AOC: Trump is Running Concentration Camps on our Southern Border
AFSC's Brant Rosen explains why he believes it is necessary to name migrant detention camps as concentration camps.
Jun 20, 2019
Hefty price tag should not prevent legal residents from becoming American citizens
(Herald News)
Members of Congress introduce legislation to preserve and expand access to citizenship by ensuring legal residents who are eligible for naturalization, but struggling to afford its cost, can access assistance.
Jun 20, 2019
Long Arm of the Law
(Tucson Weekly)
County attorneys lobbied to block criminal justice reform during this year’s legislative session.
Jun 20, 2019
Aid groups caught in crossfire of sanctions against North Korea
(Washington Times)
Leaders of international aid organizations say sanctions have blocked the flow of much-needed humanitarian aid into North Korea.
Jun 20, 2019
Bringing the border to the Front Range
(Boulder Weekly)
Area faith communities host asylum seekers as border shelters reach capacity.
Jun 19, 2019
ICE raid fears grow among immigrants following president's threat
Fear among undocumented workers in San Diego grows as the threat of deportation looms.
Jun 18, 2019
President's promise of mass deportations worries San Diego immigrant groups
(ABC 10)
Immigration rights advocates in San Diego are worried about the impact of President Trump's promised mass deportation.
Jun 18, 2019
NPR says it has identified fourth attacker in Civil Rights Era murder of Casper minister
(The Billings Gazette)
A deathbed confession provides new information on the death of former AFSC staffer and civil rights leader James Reeb.
Jun 18, 2019
‘White Lies’ Shines New Light On An Old Murder Case
New information comes to light about the murder of former AFSC staffer and civil rights activist James Reeb.
Jun 17, 2019
Lluvia no impidió que manifestantes pidieran cierre de centro de detención de menores en Homestead
(Miami Diario)
Rain did not stop protesters calling for closure of juvenile detention center in Homestead.
Jun 17, 2019
Sur de Florida: Decenas personas protestan contra centro de detención de inmigrantes menores
(Sun Sentinel)
In Homestead, groups rally to protest detention center for migrant youth.
Jun 17, 2019
Human Rights for Palestinian Children
(Daily Kos)
The “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act” would prohibit Israel from using U.S. military aid in the mistreatment of incarcerated Palestinian children.
Jun 16, 2019
Hundreds Gather to Protest Florida Detention Center for Kids
(NBC 6)
Hundreds of protesters are gathering in South Florida to protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.
Jun 16, 2019
Large Crowd Gathers In Homestead To Protest Florida Detention Center For Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants
(CBS 4)
Despite the rain, hundreds of protesters march to demand freedom for migrant children.



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