Celebrating international human rights, immigrants in Iowa show their knowledge of human rights through a small contest put forth by Sandra Sanchez (IVP director) in radio La Reina. Sandra was proud that five out of five answered the questions correctly! Now she wonders, would the average American know their rights that well?
Sandra Sanchez leads an “Immigration 101” workshop.
[The following letter was written to the City Council of Grimes, Iowa by Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director.]
I am writing to express my opposition to the opening of a new facility for purposes of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention in the City of Grimes. I am afraid that it will bring negative attention to the City of Grimes in two ways: increasing cases of racial profiling, and making of this detention facility the main face of the city. Is that what you want for Grimes?
The NC Immigrant Rights Program Monthly E-Newsletter serves as a vehicle for Quaker allies and recent immigrant/refugee constituents living in North Carolina to stay informed and involved with AFSC and immigrant rights-related actions in the state.
This is the English version of a new booklet produced by AFSC staff in North Carolina and collaborators for immigrants, including rights at home, in the car, at work and in detention. Most of the information should apply to people across the U.S., but the phone numbers are NC specific.
Una nueva libreta en español para inmigrantes, escrita por personal de AFSC en Carolina del Norte con ayuda de otras personas, que describe los derechos de usted en la casa, en el carro, en el trabajo y mientras permanece detenido(a). La mayoría de la información aplicará a personas en todos los Estados Unidos, pero los números de teléfono sólo son para las personas en Carolina del Norte.
Aviso: El documento fue subido en nuestro sitio en la red en un formato definido para imprimir el documento como libreta, y por eso las páginas aparecen fuera de orden.
The Rev. Sandra Pontoh offers an invocation before a "community conversation" at the Union Church in Madbury, New Hampshire.
MADBURY, NEW HAMPSHIRE --- A celebration of Indonesian Independence Day at the Madbury Town Hall on August 13 included an opportunity for members of the region’s Indonesian community to learn about their rights and also enabled members of the wider community to learn how it came to pass that the Dover, New Hampshire area became home to more than a thousand Indonesian immigrants.
Jennifer Piper, Interfaith Organizing Director for AFSC Colorado, leads an "Immigration 101" workshop for students of Something Grown Together, a social justice institute in Denver. For a slideshow of photos, please click here.
By Jon Krieg, AFSC Senior Administrative Associate
AFSC’s immigrant rights organizing team in Denver is good, but their timing? It would be pretty hard to top the rainbow which followed a few sprinkles at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.
The colorful vigil was the capstone event for a group of community members at Something Grown Together, an “autonomously organized social justice institute” in Denver sponsored by Let Us Rise, the Wolcott Family Foundation, and Earth Force.
Jennifer Piper of AFSC addresses a press conference.
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 6:00pm
Did you know...very close to your own home, thousands of hard working immigrant mothers, fathers, students and community members are detained every year? Join Us as we reflect on our Vision for….. Human Dignity, Justice and Peace.
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 office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.