Vigil for Immigrants’ Rights at 6 PM at NH State House June 25
The NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees (NHAIR) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) expressed alarm at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today, although it permanently enjoins portions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070.
El Comité de Servicio de los Amigos Americanos (AFSC), organización cuákera de paz y justicia, está muy preocupada por el fallo de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de Estados Unidos sobre la ley anti-inmigrante SB 1070 de Arizona, si bien aquélla invalida permanentemente otras partes de la ley.
The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker peace and social justice organization, is very troubled by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, although it permanently enjoins portions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070.
May Day parades and marches once celebrated the International Labor Day. Today it has become a stage to demand full protection of workers and immigrants, and an economy that works for everyone, not just the elite. AFSC staff around the country took part in many of this year’s events, partnering with immigrant communities and members of the Occupy movement.
The annual May Day rally for immigrants rights and workers rights will take place this year in Dover, beginning at 5 PM. Speakers. Music. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees, with support from AFSC and Occupy Dover.
Rally preceded by Occupy Dover's May Day Mrach for Immigrant and Worker Rights, meeting at Henry Law Park at 4 PM.
Eva Castillo, 6-3-661-2873 or Maggie Fogarty, 603-6224-2407
A bill that would have mandated that state and local police check the immigration status of everyone they arrest or detain was defeated February 15 by the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 14 to 1 to recommend the defeat of HB 1494 after a February 7 hearing that brought out immigrant leaders, faith-based groups, labor, and law enforcement to oppose the measure.
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