About the North Carolina Immigrant Rights Program
The NC Immigrant Rights Program (NC IRP) 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!
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!
- NC Sheriff accused of calling Latinos 'taco eaters' wants to work with ICE again
- 80 Rally in Burlington against immigration policy
- Latino families in Alamance fear the return of ICE program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori at LKhamala@afsc.org.
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:
- Acting in Faith blog
- Quaker Social Change Ministry: a model for Peace & Social Concerns Committees
- Sanctuary Everywhere Live Webinar Series
- Changing Systems Changing Ourselves: anti-racist practice for sanctuary, accompaniment and resistance
- Learn more at the Friends Engagement page on our website
Support Our Work
Support our work in North Carolina by making a contribution today!