AFSC staff have expressed their sorrow about the death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, an immigrant who died after being tasered by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent during Memorial Day weekend. A father of five children who were born in the United States, Hernandez was recently deported to Mexico after living in the U.S. for many years.
AFSC, along with immigrant community partners, have long called for a demilitarization of the Mexico-U.S. border and new policies that protect the rights and dignity of all, including immigrants.
The Protect Yourself from Immigration Raids booklet, produced by CASA of Maryland, and distributed by AFSC, is available in English and Spanish. It is important that everyone know their rights when confronted by immigration authorities.
For more information, contact Sandra Sanchez, Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, at SSanchez@afsc.org or 515-274-4851, ext. 11.
Support the human rights of immigrants and advocate for just and humane immigration reform—join the Denver Letter Writing Ladder.
Coloradoans for Immigrants Rights (CFIR) is a project of the American Friends Service Committee. We’re ramping up our efforts to get published as local and national immigrant rights groups work with the Obama Administration to pass just and humane immigration reform.
The SERO Southeast STAR is the quarterly newsletter of the South East Regional Office of AFSC. It covers news from our regional and area offices. This issue has a special focus on the Miami Area Office.
On February 1, 2010, over 120 hundred people gathered at the Aurora Detention Center to make their voices heard. The February monthly vigil was planned by Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC.
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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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.