With Rev. Maren Tirabassi of the Union Congregational Church looking on, Rev. Harold Michael Lapian of the Indonesian Christian Reformed Fellowship in Dover explains to Senator Shaheen's staff about the persecution of Christians in certain areas of Indonesia.
The threatened deportation of 37 Indonesian immigrants brought a delegation of New Hampshire clergy and lay activists to the Manchester offices of Senator Jeanne Shaheen and the federal immigration enforcement agency January 24 to call for the deportations to be cancelled.
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.
Joselyn Villavicencio, a 10-year Nashua resident, worries that deportations can separate children from their parents.
More than one hundred people, many of them local immigrants, rallied at Nashua City Hall yesterday to demand an end to immigrant deportations and an end to cooperation between the Nashua Police and the federal agents who enforce immigration laws.
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