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AFSC in the news

Jan 31, 2019
Republicans Are Using Shameless Tactics to Split Democrats Over BDS
(Truthout )
A new Senate bill is designed to stifle the BDS movement.
Jan 31, 2019
CBP drill closes Otay Mesa Port of Entry for several minutes
(ABC 10)
The Otay Mesa Port of Entry was closed as Customs and Border Protection officers conducted a large-scale readiness exercise.
Jan 31, 2019
Before we ask who wins in 2020, we need to ask who even gets to vote
Governors have a critical role to play to restore voting rights to people with criminal convictions.
Jan 29, 2019
Quakers denounce Trump administration policy of returning Central American asylum seekers to Mexico
(Sight Magazine)
AFSC denounced a new policy introduced by the Trump administration under which Central Americans will be returned to Mexico while their asylum claims are processed.
Jan 29, 2019
Walmart example shows why we need higher minimum wage
(Concord Monitor)
New Hampshire needs a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour.
Jan 29, 2019
Reprueban ONG´s violencia contra migrantes
(Diario Del Sur)
NGOs speak out against violence against migrants.
Jan 23, 2019
Prison sentencing reform bill gets warm reception at Arizona Capitol
(Arizona Daily Star)
A criminal-justice reform bill that seeks to reduce recidivism by cutting the amount of time people spend in Arizona prisons drew more than 100 people to the State Capitol.
Jan 23, 2019
Activists Gather At Arizona Capitol To Lobby For Criminal Justice Reform
Formerly incarcerated activists lobby lawmakers at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.
Jan 22, 2019
What a Night in Border Patrol Custody Taught Me About How We Treat Migrants
(In These Times)
AFSC's Matthew Leber was arrested by Border Patrol for protesting border militarization and detention and deportation.
Jan 22, 2019
This bill could reduce prison sentences in Arizona. Here's why advocates say that's important
(Arizona Republic)
Formerly incarcerated people and allies are pushing for prison reform in Arizona.
Jan 22, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated People Say Sentence Reduction Legislation Will Inspire Hope In Arizona Prisons
HB 2270 would allow people in Arizona state prisons to earn credit against their sentences with good behavior and participation in rehabilitative programming.
Jan 22, 2019
Reframing Justice Day
(CBS 5)
Piper Kerman explanis why criminal justice reform is needed in Arizona.
Jan 22, 2019
The Military Targets Youth for Recruitment, Especially at Poor Schools
(Teen Vogue)
Since its inception, the United States military has recruited teenagers to enlist.
Jan 21, 2019
'Orange is the New Black' author pushing for sentencing reform at AZ Capitol
(NBC 12)
AFSC's Caroline Isaacs explains why Arizona needs sentencing reform.
Jan 20, 2019
Tucsonans head to Phoenix to advocate for criminal justice reform
(Arizona Daily Star)
Dozens of formerly incarcerated people converge on the Arizona State Capitol to advocate for criminal justice reform.
Jan 20, 2019
DACA Recipients, Immigration Advocates Reject President's Plan to Extend the Program
(San Diego 7)
President Trump's proposal would harm border communities without offering meaningful relief or permanant solutions to DACA recipients or TPS holders.
Jan 17, 2019
Guatemalan family seeks refuge in the Triad after being detained by immigration officials
(Triad City Beat)
A mother and son from Guatemala who fled their home because of threats of violence are being housed in Winston-Salem as they seek asylum in the United States.
Jan 17, 2019
New Jersey survivors of solitary to share stories of life in isolation
(Amsterdam News)
Six survivors of solitary confinement in New Jersey are publicly sharing their stories.
Jan 14, 2019
Death Penalty Opponents in NH See Chance for Repeal in 2019
New Hampshire is the only state in New England with the death penalty and one of 30 states nationwide.
Jan 14, 2019
The Militarization of the Southern Border Is a Long-Standing American Tradition
(The Nation)
Trump’s wall is just the latest incarnation of an old fixation.
Jan 13, 2019
Politically Speaking: Uptick in Border Apprehensions
(NBC 7)
As the border wall is hotly debated during the partial government shutdown, the rise in the number of border apprehensions takes center stage.
Jan 12, 2019
The Border Patrol Has Been a Cult of Brutality Since 1924
(The Intercept)
Since its founding in the early 20th century, the U.S. Border Patrol has operated with near-complete impunity.
Jan 10, 2019
Arizona lags the nation in criminal justice reform
(Arizona Capitol Times)
Arizona needs to abandon a tough-on-crime mentality that drives mass incarceration.
Jan 10, 2019
Letter in error on local refugee group
(Indiana Gazette)
An AFSC volunteer sets the record straight on refugee support work in Indiana.
Jan 8, 2019
Viewers in Tijuana and San Diego say nothing new in Trump prime-time border speech
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Many San Diegans who tuned in for President Donald Trump’s prime-time speech on border security said they didn’t hear anything new.



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