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Entendamos qué significa la Acción Diferida

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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.

Entendamos qué significa la Acción Diferida para los soñadores o “Dreamers”

Foro informativo presentado por Sandra Sánchez el
jueves 5 de julio de 3:00 a 4:00 de la tarde

Foro informativo sobre la Accion Diferida

Thursday, June 28, 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.

Entendamos qué significa la Acción Diferida

para los soñadores (“Dreamers”) 

Acompáñenos al foro informativo el

Sandra Sanchez on Deferred Action for DREAMers

Deferred Action for DREAMers, as announced by the Department of Homeland Security on June 15, is explained by Sandra Sanchez during her weekly show at radio La Reina.

“Many parents and Dreamers had questions that hopefully this show will answer,” said Sandra during the show.

The show is in Spanish.

Iowans to Respond to Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 3:00pm

 A coalition of Iowa groups in support of fair and reasonable immigration laws will hold a press conference TODAY on the west Capitol steps to address the U.S. Supreme Court ruling handed down this morning on S.B. 1070 in Arizona v. US.
 

US to Defer Deportations of Dreamers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced on June 15, 2012 that undocumented immigrant youth who meet certain requirements will no longer face the threat of deportation. You can read the DHS release here in English and here in Spanish.

AFSC internship balances the books for Iowa student

"Education is nothing without life experience," according to Paul Maciel, an intern with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in the spring of 2012. Paul is finishing his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Grand View University in Des Moines. In this six-minute interview with AFSC regional staff Jon Krieg, Paul reflects on what he learned and shares some of his thoughts about life.

Experience with immigrants changes Iowa intern

In this four-minute interview with AFSC regional staffer Jon Krieg, Dillon Thornbury describes what he learned about immigration while completing his service-learning project with the legal services component of AFSC's Iowa Immigrant Voice Program in Des Moines. A double major in psychology and Spanish at Central College, Dillon hopes to study immigration law in the future.

AFSC sponsors vigil to prevent NC mother’s deportation

Fredi Reyes’ Letter to my country

Vigil for Immigrant Justice 5/15/12 in Greensboro

This year to celebrate Mother’s Day, help keep one mother with her children, including a US
citizen minor son.

Storyology 2012: Final

A story of treacherous journeys across the sea and prison escapes mingled with personal stories of a marriage broken by abuse, a student’s journey from a refugee camp to a Charlotte school, and an account of how a family got its start in the United States. Each story is different, but each paints a picture of the external and internal struggles faced by immigrants in North Carolina today.

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