Immigrant Rights

Immigration and The Holy Innocents

Blog post from http://ailaleadershipblog.org/2011/12/30/the-holy-innocents/
 
By Lori Chesser, American Immigration Lawyers Association Media Committee
 

Reflections on Flawed Drug and Immigration Policies

By Gabriela Flora, AFSC Regional Project Voice Organizer

The criminalization of immigrants continues to reach new heights and enforcement programs expand and justify themselves in the mainstream by saying they are going after “criminals.” Members of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC, have been having some intense discussion on challenging this view that it is ok to target and deport people labeled as “criminals.”

Storyology Charlotte 2012 seeking volunteers!

Storyology: Digital Storytelling by Immigrants and Refugees returns to Charlotte in 2012! 

 In October 2010, AFSC-NC sponsored an amazing class with local immigrants that included workshops on storytelling, photography, basic video and audio editing, and community building that resulted in powerful 3-5 minute films about each person’s journey.  

 In January and February 2012, we are bringing Storyology to the International House of Charlotte, thanks to a grant from the Arts & Sciences Council.

Sandra Sanchez Talks with Sheriff Bill McCarthy about Secure Communities

In this December 15, 2011 interview on La Reina radio, Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immmigrants Voice Program Director, talks with Sheriff Bill McCarthy from Polk County Iowa about many of the problems with the so-called "Secure Communities" program.

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Screening of Train to Nowhere

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:30pm

The documentary, 'Train to Nowhere; Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation', offers an honest but compassionate look at the deaths of the eleven undocumented immigrants in 2002, found in a rail freight car in Denison, Iowa. The documentary breaks free of the standard immigration story in examining the case from various viewpoints: that of the immigration agent, the brother of a victim from Guatemala, and a one-time train conductor imprisoned for working with the smugglers.

New AFSC Iowa Immigration Poster in Spanish

Designed by Gratama Lavine Design Studio in Iowa City, AFSC Iowa's new immigration posters are available in English and Spanish from AFSC, 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312. Posters are $1 each plus $3 for postage. Contact Jon Krieg at 515-274-4851, ext. 10.

New AFSC Iowa Immigration Poster in English

New Immigration Poster in English

New Immigration Poster in English

Designed by Ab Gratama

Designed by Gratama Lavine Design Studio in Iowa City, AFSC Iowa's new immigration posters are available in English and Spanish from AFSC, 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312. Posters are $1 each plus $3 for postage. Contact Jon Krieg at 515-274-4851, ext. 10.

New Immigration Poster in Spanish

New Immigration Poster in Spanish

New Immigration Poster in Spanish

Designed by Ab Gratama

Designed by Iowa City graphic artist Ab Gratama, AFSC Iowa's new immigration posters are available in English and Spanish from AFSC, 4211 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. Posters are $1 each plus $3 for postage. For more information, please contact Jon Krieg at 515-274-4851, ext. 10.

New Immigration Poster in English

New Immigration Poster in English

New Immigration Poster in English

Designed by Ab Gratama

Designed by Iowa City graphic artist Ab Gratama, this new AFSC poster is available in English and Spanish from AFSC's Iowa Office, 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312. Posters are $1 each; add $3 for postage. Contact Jon Krieg at 515-274-4851, ext. 10.

Sandra Sanchez Talks Immigrant Rights on La Reina

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?

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