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September 2012 E-Newsletter- NC Immigrant Rights Program

The September 2012 e-newsletter of the NC Immigrant Rights Program

Changing hearts and minds in Washington, D.C.

Milca Kouame in DC

Milca Kouame meeting with White House staff

AFSC staff member Jessica Roach looks on as Milca Kouame speaks at the White House Domestic Policy Council.

AFSC’s tradition of bringing constituents to meet face-to-face with lawmakers is providing a beacon of hope for change within a frustrating political climate in Washington, D.C.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) - What You Need to Know

AFSC Immigrant Rights Program provides legal services to eligible young people. If you are interested and think you qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), you will need to call our office number: 973-643-1924 to make an appointment. Prior to your appointment, you will need to fill out the Intake Form and collect all necessary documents listed under "DACA-What You Need to Know-Documents," both attached. You should check out our "DACA Document Check List" and collect as many documents as possible to bring to your appointment.

DACA - What You Need to Know

This factsheet provides information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

New Hope for Young Immigrants

“Go ahead and dream!” was the rally cry for immigrants and allies who came together in Des Moines, Iowa, to celebrate President Obama’s order providing temporary relief from deportation to qualifying young undocumented immigrants.
The rally included a welcoming statement from Mayor Frank Cownie and a letter of support from Senator Tom Harkin, but it was young Dreamers—undocumented immigrant youth brought to the United States by their parents—who were the heart of the day’s events.

Families split by immigration speak truth to power in D.C.

Seventy men, women, and children visited Washington, D.C., seeking justice for families divided by immigration. They described the impact of deportation and detention to an audience of 90 people in a briefing on Capitol Hill and during personal visits to lawmakers’ offices.

Understanding Deferred Action for Dreamers

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 3:00pm

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, speaks at a rally following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding SB 1070, Arizona's anti-immigrant law. For a set of photos from the rally, click here.

Understanding what Deferred Action means for the “Dreamers”

Public forum presented by Sandra Sánchez

Friday, July 13 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 4211 Grand Ave., right at the corner with 42nd St.,
(parking entrance on 42nd St.). Event sponsored by the AFSC Immigrants Voice Program.

Celebrate the Dreamer’s Deferred Action

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 11:00am

Hector and Ramona with Iowa Immigrants Voice Program

Hector and Ramona with Iowa Immigrants Voice Program

Hector, standing, is a volunteer with AFSC's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines and a "Dreamer." He's shown here with Ramona Gomez, who works part-time for the program.


Music! Refreshments! Information Booth! Speakers! 

Fire Up to Push for Justice For All Immigrants!

Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Latinos Unidos, Allies for Immigration Reform, Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), Sisters Council Leadership Team, the DM Area Sisters of Humility and more!!!

Celebrate the Dreamer’s Deferred Action

Flyer for Go Ahead and Dream Rally 7-21-12 in Des Moines.

Families around the nation speak out for justice for immigrants

This video of immigrants and advocates from around the country was created by Yanex, an intern with AFSC. It includes seven principles for immigration reform.

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