Immigrant Rights

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Call for a path to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants

As the House considers immigration legislation, it’s critical that your representative hear from you.

Building a community in the face of discrimination

Jodie Geddes Greensboro NC intern

Jodie Geddes, 21, is a student at Guilford College and interned in summer 2013 with AFSC in North Carolina.

Since she was a young girl in Brooklyn, Jodie Geddes has experienced how abuses of power play out in schools and on the streets.

Reflections from NC delegation to AFSC Human Rights Summit in Washington, DC

Jodie and Alex at Human Rights Summit

Guilford College (NC) students Jodie Geddes and Alex Garrison attend the AFSC Human Rights Summit in DC in July

Jodie Geddes and Alex Garrison, both Guilford College students in Greensboro, NC, joined 15 other young people in Washington DC to attend AFSC’s first Human Rights Summit June 24-28, 2013. 

What is next for the movement?

The Campaign for Humane Immigration Policy Team

The Senate is poised to debate and vote on The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744), and questions remain as to whether there are the necessary 60 votes to pass the bill in the Senate. The trajectory of immigration policy reforms in the House of Representatives is yet to be seen. While the political and often partisan battles heat up, immigrant families are torn apart by the Obama administration’s record detentions and deportations. 

AFSC joins "Mega Moral Monday" protest at NC General Assembly

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AFSC staff, interns and members of New Garden Friends Meeting travel to the NC state capitol to protest regressive policies

On June 3rd, AFSC-NC organized fourteen staff, interns and members of the New Garden Friends Meeting to travel to Raleigh to  join 1,600 others to rally outside the North Carolina Legislature. The rally was the fifth “Moral Monday” organized by the North Carolina NAACP, to protest the regressive agenda being pushed through by the radically conservative legislature that cuts access to public education, health care, other social programs, and restricts voting rights. 

May Day is for immigrants, too

In a May Day opinion piece for CNN, AFSC's Gabriel Camacho and Arnie Alpert urge Congress to make changes to the U.S. immigration system that include protections for all workers.

Testimony on border security

On April 19th, AFSC offered this testimony for the Congressional Record on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.

Pittsburgh May Day march for immigration rights

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. 

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