Coloradans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC Colorado, organizes allies in support of immigrant rights. Our core values include the beliefs that immigrants deserve to be treated with respect, immigrants enrich life within our communities and our culture and immigrants should have a voice in the discourse over decisions that affect them.
Coloradans For Immigrant Rights’ primary goal is to create a welcoming climate for all people by building broad support for immigrant justice.
On Feb. 18, 2009, the Pew Hispanic Center issued a report on the ethnic composition of people caught up in the federal prison system. The Immigration Policy Center's Director, Angela Kelley, issued the following statement:
CIRC’s mission is “to cultivate immigrant empowerment throughout Colorado to build a unified statewide voice, to defend and advance immigrant rights, and to create a society that recognizes and embraces immigrants’ contributions and efforts toward citizenship in Colorado and the United States.”
The US-Mexico Border Program in San Diego has been at the forefront of Project Voice, an AFSC initiative designed to strengthen the voices of immigrant-led organizations in setting the national agenda for immigration policy and immigrants' rights. Project Voice combines local and national organizing, education, and outreach campaigns to foster a fuller integration of immigrants and refugees in their new communities and to achieve a strategic impact on immigration policy in the United States.
The American Friends Service Committee’s Summer Internship Program is designed to engage undergraduate and graduate students with the world of public service and peace and social justice issues. As an intern you will work alongside AFSC staff helping to implement current programs and achieve AFSC’s mission. You will work within a framework of a work plan and learning objectives with the opportunity to participate in activities such as client engagement and in depth research. You may work directly with clients and perform in depth research.
Families facing deportation share their personal stories at a press conference in Denver.
AFSC is working for U.S. immigration policy that protects the human rights of all people. We directly support immigrant and refugee communities across the U.S. while advocating in Washington, D.C., for humane reform.
A New Path outlines our policy priorities for humane reform that:
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
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.