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About the North Carolina Immigrant Rights Program

The NC Immigrant Rights Program (NCIR) seeks to build a community which values that human dignity of all NC residents. We work towards a North Carolina in which immigrants and non-immigrants advocate together for fair and just policies that respect the rights of all.

The best way to find out what we've been up to is to read our monthly newsletters. This webpage is not updated frequently, but we post daily on Facebook (AFSC NC page and Siembra NC page)  with photos of our programs, relevant articles, and notices of upcoming events. We encourage you to "like" our pages and follow our work!

2018 Year-At-A-Glance

Siembra NC

Siembra NC is our grassroots group of undocumented Latinx residents of Greensboro, Burlington and other parts of the Triad. These community leaders are amazing and are really stepping up and taking risks for the betterment of their community by resisting deportations, fighting wage theft, speaking up at school board meetings, and organizing to keep deportation programs out of communities. Keep up with Siembra on their daily updated Facebook page, or check out some of the articles about their organizing!

Sanctuary for all!

Our office supports the #SanctuaryEverywhere movement for solidarity with Black, Latinx, and Muslim communities targeted by the current administration, as well as supporting the movement for congregational Sanctuary for immigrants. We were founding members of the NC Sanctuary Coalition and there are additional resources through our SanctuaryNC page.  We are proud to support the families of the Sanctuary 6, including Juana Tobar Ortega, Oscar Canales, Rosa Ortez Cruz, the cases our office has worked on the most.

Triad Immigrant Family Support Fund

AFSC and our grassroots group Siembra are partnering with the Interactive Resource Center of Greensboro to support immigrants in the Triad facing immediate crisis situations, often resulting from detention or deportation of a family member. 100% of the donations go directly to families/ individuals in need. Click here to donate!

Communities Against Islamophobia

Our office is also part of the Communities Against Islamophobia project of AFSC. We offer training to allies (non-Muslims) and also provide opportunities for young Muslims to learn together and advocate for change. For more infomation, contact Ayah at or Lori at

Engaging the Quaker Community

We try to have a presence at most of the Yearly Meetings in North Carolina and frequently offer forums and other programs to local Quakers. AFSC's Office of Friends Relations offers lots of opportunities to connect with Friends. Check out some of these fantastic resources:

Stay Connected!

Social Media: Follow us on our AFSC Office of the Carolinas and Siembra NC Facebook pages for the latest on program events and actions.

Support Our Work

Support our work in North Carolina by making a contribution today!

News and updates


Sanctuary for Juana

GREENSBORO, NC (May 31, 2017) Instead of getting on a plane to Guatemala as she was ordered to do by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Juana Luz Tobar Ortega instead entered sanctuary at S

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