Outside the University of Denver’s Magness Arena, reporters waiting to cover the first presidential debate of 2012 turned their cameras over a chain-link fence to a hundred demonstrators gathered with a message for the evening’s participants and audience: Migration is a human right.
The demonstrators—clergy, immigrants, and community leaders among them—came out to take a visible stand in favor of changing immigration policies used to detain and deport immigrants.
Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC, offers a "Bringing the People to the Policy" Legislative Visits Training at AFSC's office in Denver. Come practice SUCCESSFUL & fruitful meetings with your legislators! Take some time to practice your talking points among friends!
Art Way is Drug Policy Manager for the Drug Policy Alliance.
By Gabriela Flora, AFSC Regional Project Voice Organizer
The criminalization of immigrants continues to reach new heights and enforcement programs expand and justify themselves in the mainstream by saying they are going after “criminals.” Members of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC, have been having some intense discussion on challenging this view that it is ok to target and deport people labeled as “criminals.”
Gabriela Flora, AFSC Regional Project Voice Organizer, addresses a crowd of 150 people outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado on August 1, 2011.
October 18, 2011 - Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they deported more people from the United States during Fiscal Year 2011 than ever before. Nearly 400,000 migrant workers were removed from our communities across the United States, the largest number in the agency’s history.
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