Immigrant Rights

Immigration: Write for a Change!

Tired of hearing the media mis-characterize the immigration debate?  Do you feel that immigrants' rights issues aren't being recognized in your local media?  AFSC's NC Immigrant Rights program is launching a new campaign to reach out to the media in support of progressive immigration reform.  Write for a Change is a campaign to write letters to the editors of local newspapers.  The campaign has a website that can help you draft a letter, look at letters others have written, and find out where

Honoring our Human Dignity

Published in 2008 as part of the Beyond Border series of AFSC's Project Voice, "Honoring our human dignity" seperates fact from fiction about immigrants in the United States.

Reflections on "Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth"

By Jon Krieg

Adolescence is hard enough under the best of circumstances. Peer pressure, family conflicts, acne – these and other stimuli make high school graduation a joy for most of us.

But for undocumented students, the final two years of high school can be especially bittersweet. Although the U.S. Supreme Court guarantees access to K-12 public education for all children, regardless of immigration status, education and work prospects for undocumented youth after high school are very often limited. Even getting a driver’s license is out of the question.

Protect Yourself from Immigration Raids

Booklet in English, from Casa de Maryland, on how to protect yourself from an immigration raid, along with a planning worksheet from AFSC.

Protejase de las Redades de Inmigracion

Instructions in Spanish on how to protect yourself from an immigration raid.

For more information, contact Sandra Sanchez, Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, at SSanchez@afsc.org or 515-274-4851, ext. 11.

Children affected by detention and deportation

 Children expressing their feelings about deportation in t-shirts designed by a child whose father was deported.

Stand with Arizona By Marching in New York

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Children affected by detention and deportation

 Children expressing their feelings about deportation in t-shirts designed by a child whose father was deported.

March from Brooklyn to Mahanttan via the Brooklyn Bridge in opposition of Arizona's new immigration law. Marchers will also demand humane immigration policy that upholds family unity, due process and fairness for all immigrants. See flyers for more details.

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