Human Mobility and Migration

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Indigenous Women Make a Life on Oaxaca’s Dry Hillsides

In the city, you only eat if you have money

by Arnie Alpert

Program provides fast track to US citizenship – for cash

San Diego television Ch. 10 News investigates a 20-year-old federal program that allows foreign investors to get on the fast track to citizenship in return for a $500,000 investment that produces 10 jobs. AFSC’s Christian Ramirez weighs in.

 Click on  http://www.10news.com/video/index.html,  then look under the large screen to the screen labeled “Program provides fast track to US citizenship” and click on the arrow.

Nashua NH Telegraph.com: New Sheriff in Town to Address GOP

Protesters from several immigration and civil rights advocacy groups will greet Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the subject of a federal civil rights probe, when he comes to Nashua this week to speak at a Republican fundraiser.

The New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees and the American Friends Service Committee announced plans to demonstrate outside the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday, where Arpaio, the sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, will give the keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Nashua Republican City Committee.

SERO Southeast STAR Newsletter Winter 2010

The SERO Southeast STAR is the quarterly newsletter of the South East Regional Office of AFSC.  It covers news from our regional and area offices.  This issue has a special focus on the Miami Area Office.

If you would like to recieve a copy by snail mail, write alovelace@afsc.org.

Youth Programs

67 suenos mural

67 suenos mural

67 Sueños Mural (67 Dreams) mural on wall of San Fransisco Quaker Meeting.

The American Friends Service Committee Youth Programs involve young people in all aspects of the organization's work.  The Youth Programs seek to influence young people and be influenced by them, especially regarding their thinking about key issues of peace and justice.  The programs develop youth leadership in order to enhance movements for justice, peace and the empowerment of oppressed peoples as well as build bridges of understanding and active alliances among young people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Women's Program

The work of the American Friends Service Committee Women's Program is to strengthen the capacity of the AFSC to recognize and to act, through its programs, to elimenate sexism and gender inequality, which harm women and are root causes of violence.  The Women's Program staff keeps abreast of major political, economic, and cultural issues that may affect women and AFSC work with women to ensure that it is responsive to opportunities to bring about positive change in the world.

Third World Coalition

The Third World Coalition of the American Friends Service Committee:

  • brings the perspectives of people of color into the AFSC work and policy.
  • exposes people of color community groups to the experiences and understandings of other third world groups and efforts.
  • conveys the total AFSC program experience to people of color groups associated with the TWC and AFSC

Iowa Immigrant Voice Program

Des Moines immigration rally

People with banner marching for immigrant rights

Immigrant youth in Des Moines march for humane immigration reform at an AFSC-sponsored rally

Directed by Sandra Sanchez, AFSC’s Iowa Immigrant Voice Program (IVP) works with immigrants in Central Iowa to help build a sense of community so that new immigrants will be able to participate in the political processes in their communities. In collaboration with immigrant and immigrant-ally organizations, AFSC is educating and organizing for comprehensive immigration reform.

Portland Project Voice Immigrant Rights Program

Portlans AFSC immigration rally

AFSC immigration rally in Portland, Oregon.

The Project Voice Immigrant Rights Program enhances the ability of immigrants to affirm their human rights and impact public policies that affect them.

Our Work

Conduct Know Your Rights training with immigrants in Oregon and Washington.  Our dynamic popular education workshops incorporate up to the minute practical and legislative information.  Through this initiative, thousands of immigrants have gained deeper understanding of their rights, and are empowered to uphold them.

Newark, NJ

kadi and family

Kadi and family

Kadi (far right), her two sisters, and their father, with a photo of their mother who was deported in 2002.

The Newark office is home to the Immigrant Rights Program, the New Jersey base of the Healing Justice Program, and the online home for the New York Metro Internship Project.

The Immigrant Rights Program integrates legal services, advocacy, and organizing, providing legal representation in challenging immigration cases and also ensuring that immigrant voices in New Jersey and beyond are heard in policy debates. The program responds to myths about immigrants through presentations and media work.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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