The DREAM Act “was probably the last measure we are going to see (for awhile) that contained favorable pieces in support of the migrant community,” said Pedro Rios, San Diego director of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker human-rights organization. “It’s ironic that this is probably the most conservative version of the DREAM Act, and yet Congress could not make an effort to reconcile differences to move it forward.”
Christian Ramirez of American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that tracks border violence, said the blame lies on both sides of the border. Ramirez said smuggling cartels trying to push their goods into the U.S. are clashing with an ever-expanding collection of law enforcement officers on the U.S. side, leaving illegal immigrants simply looking for work caught in the crossfire.
We feel there are other methods that can be used, are effective and don't restrict a person's liberty for a civil immigration violation," said Amy Gottlieb of the American Friends Service Committee. "We much prefer that ICE employ community-based alternatives to detention."
MORRISTOWN -- About 20 Morris County residents are walking eight miles from Headquarters Plaza to the County College of Morris in Randolph today, demanding the school change its admission policy to enroll young people living in Morris County and require they pay only in-county tuition regardless of their immigration status.
Home for the holidays. We hear that sentiment echo among others across radio stations and shopping malls. While commercialism threatens to rob the holidays of their truer spirit, there still lives within all of us the simple joy found in being with friends and family in a safe, warm, and peaceful place—Home.
PHILADELPHIA (December 9, 2010) – The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker peace and social justice organization, is hosting nine days of action beginning on International Human Rights Day, December 10, and concluding on International Migrants Day,December 18. Through this coast-to-coast effort, AFSC is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to halt policies that separate families and militarizes communities.
Joint honorees Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona; Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona; the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency; and President Porfirio Lobo of Honduras in this special awards event. They will receive “awards” for standing out among their peers for their flagrant violation of Human Rights both in the United States and at an international level.
Sponsor(s): Centro Presente, and AFSC New England’s Project Voice.
As part of the JustFaith immigration immersion, Trinity will be hosting a showing of Papers, a lengthy documentary about undocumented students and the wall they come up against in attempting to further their education on graduation from high school. It highlights several students whose situations are quite different.
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