Immigrant Rights

Welcome to Shelbyville film screening

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 6:00pm

Welcoming Colorado Prompts Community Discussion through Preview of New Film

Aurora, Colorado – At a time when many U.S. communities are exploding with tension around immigration and religion, grassroots and faith leaders in a southeastern Tennessee community are about to tell a different story. Welcome to Shelbyville, a new documentary about how residents in their town have worked to understand, challenge, and accept new immigrants, will be the focus of a community screening and dialogue. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free admission and refreshments.

Groups Call for Dignity, Not Detention

Coloradoans Mark First Anniversary of Obama Administration’s Detention Reform Announcement

By Jennifer Piper, Immigration Interfaith Organizing Director, AFSC Colorado

APP.com: Freehold vigil message: Dignity, not detention

Dignity, not detention, was the rallying cry Wednesday, when approximately 30 people gathered at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to protest conditions for immigrant detainees and the detentions themselves. 

 

 "Immigrants have equal rights. ... We don't believe detention is the solution to the current broken (immigration) law," said Chia Chia Wang of the American Friends Service Committee to the crowd.

Projo.com:RI civil rights groups condemn Minuteman Project rally in favor of AR-type law

PROVIDENCE - Several community activist groups have denounced a scheduled State House rally Friday morning by The Minuteman Project and Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement, saying it will stoke racism.

Dignity Not Detention March, Freehold, NJ

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

March from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to the Hall of Records.

On October 6th, please join us in New Jersey in calling for Dignity, Not Detention!

October 6th marks the anniversary of a report that recognized the need for serious reform of the immigration detention system.

Join us as we come together on the anniversary of the ICE reform announcement to raise public awareness about deportations and detentions in record numbers through actions and press events across the country.

SignonSanDiego.com: Immigrant guide on raids, deportation stirs debate

A countywide public school network for at-risk children is encouraging teachers to address students’ concerns about immigration raids and deportations — an effort that’s receiving mixed reviews from law enforcement agencies. Benjamin Prado of the AFSC's San Diego office weighs in.

Bill Mefford to Keynote Fall MFSA Gathering

Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 10:00am

The Iowa Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is delighted to welcome Bill Mefford, Director, Civil and Human Rights, General Board of Church and Society, to be the keynote speaker for our Fall Statewide Gathering. Mefford  will address the issue of immigration, and will emphasize the importance of our role as persons of faith in bringing about comprehensive immigration reform.  Lunch (free will offering) will be provided by Las Americas, and a short business meeting will follow.     

Siete Soles Film Showing

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 4:00pm

Siete Soles is a fictionalized but totally true-to-life account of a group of immigrants trying to cross the Arizona desert.  Wendy Vasques writes: "We decided to show this one because of the slaughter a couple of weeks ago in Mexico of 72 Central Americans who were trying to get to the US.  We will again have a shared meal and discussion after the film; please encourage folks to bring soup to share if they would like to.  Last time we had a well balanced group of about 30 immigrants and 30 American-born folks from a wide variety of churches and organizations, and the convers

One Nation Lobby Day

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Lobby members of Congress on Peace and Justice issues the day before the One Nation Mobilization

One Nation Working Together

Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

AFSC is participating in the One Nation Working Together mobilization on October 2 in Washington, DC.

AFSC has joined with a wide array of peace, immigrant rights, faith-based, labor, and social and economic justice organizations to co-sponsor this event.  AFSC joins this effort to help uplift the aspirations for of multitudes in the United States whose voices need to be heard in the debate over the direction of our country.

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