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Tell the Senate: Respect human rights, treat immigrants with dignity
As proposed, the immigration bill the U.S. Senate is currently considering—the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013"—will create unreasonable delays in bringing families together.
By Gabriel Camacho and Arnie Alpert, Special to CNN
Imagine that you have made it to the United States from a country where economic opportunities are absent. You've found work in a laundry, a restaurant kitchen, a nursing home, or on a construction site. The pay is low by U.S. standards, but you save enough to send some every month to your family back home.
Statement for the Congressional Record pertaining to the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
April 19, 2013
AFSC finds the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 a positive first step but a far cry from the just and humane reforms for which immigrant communities, faith, labor and advocacy groups have been calling. Instead it reproduces, and even expands, many of the current failed policies that are cruel, costly and inefficient.
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 3:55pm - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:00pm
Rally, march, and celebration of resistance
People will rally at Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers hall and at 6 p.m. will march for immigration rights to the IBEW Local 5 Hall where there will be food, music, and dance from the many cultural and ethnic traditions that built Pittsburgh.
American Friends Immigrant Services Program Coordinator Herman Martinez speaks with a legislative aide to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).
Quaker group: Fair path to citizenship must stand on more humane principles
PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2013) - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) finds the summary of the immigration bill released by eight U.S. Senators today a far cry from the just and humane reforms that immigrant communities, faith, labor and advocacy groups have been calling for. Instead it reproduces, and even doubles down on, many of the current failed policies.
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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