Immigrant Rights


Immigration Detention and Deportation Separate Families and Leave Children Behind.

24-Hour Fast and Vigil

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 6:00pm - Monday, August 2, 2010 - 6:00pm

Solidarity for a Different Future!

No more detentions! No more deportations! No more oppressive laws!

24-hour fast, community visioning & vigil --'Cause We're Hungry for Justice!

Join us, in solidarity with the people of Arizona and those unjustly detained in our own state, for 24 hours of fasting, reflection, workshops, prayer and protest.

Beginning: Sunday, August 1st at 6:00pm

AFSC Lauds Obama Administration on Arizona Law

Urges federal officials to take legislative action for humane immigration policy

Denver, CO (July 9th, 2010)-- The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) applauds the Obama administration for its decisive challenge to Arizona’s so-called immigration-reform racial profiling law, known as SB 1070.

Iowa City Friends Minute on Immigration

2010 Minute on Immigration: We approve the following minute:

Iowa City Friends of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), in keeping with our testimony of the Light within, or that of God in each person, recognize all persons as brothers and sisters, equal and infinitely valuable.

IMYM Minute on Immigration Reform


InterMountain Yearly Meeting Minute on Recent Immigration Legislation and Comprehensive Immigration Reform (June 2010)

After Accepting NYC's immigrant detainees, Hudson County Tries to Make Jail Feel "Civil"

"Usually they’re pretty alert when they get here, then they get discouraged, then disillusioned. Then they get depressed.”

Greg Sullivan is speaking about the 355 immigration detainees being held in the Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny, most of whom were living in New York City before they were detained. Inside the facility, they have minimal contact with family and friends, and little to do but wait for their cases to be heard by a judge.

Volunteers offer support for immigrants detained in Colorado

A group of 10 bilingual immigrants began offering emotional support this week to undocumented aliens in Colorado detention centers with a program that helps them get in touch with their families.
The program, known as Colorado AID, is a project of the Denver office of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization.

Border deaths deserve attention, immigration policy needs reform

Most locals celebrated the 4th of July weekend with picnics and fireworks. But approximately fifty locals marked the holiday yesterday with a vigil at Aurora's GEO detention center.

Colorado vigil protests deaths at the border

Dozens protest deaths of immigrants at border crossings.

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