Siete Soles is a fictionalized but totally true-to-life account of a group of immigrants trying to cross the Arizona desert. Wendy Vasques writes: "We decided to show this one because of the slaughter a couple of weeks ago in Mexico of 72 Central Americans who were trying to get to the US. We will again have a shared meal and discussion after the film; please encourage folks to bring soup to share if they would like to. Last time we had a well balanced group of about 30 immigrants and 30 American-born folks from a wide variety of churches and organizations, and the convers
Protesters from several immigration and civil rights advocacy groups will greet Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the subject of a federal civil rights probe, when he comes to Nashua this week to speak at a Republican fundraiser.
While most of us relaxed and had fun on Labor Day, approximately sixty people affiliated with organizations such as the American Friends Service Committee and Comite en Defensa del Pueblo protested immigration policy at Aurora's GEO Detention Center, as they've done since last year.
AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program assists over 1000 people from 50 different countries each year. Jody Mashek (far right), shown above with Iraqi family, directs the legal services component of IVP.
In this opinion article, the writers say the fundamental American value that people must be paid for their labor is not being extended to day laborers in Newark. Day laborers are all too often robbed of their wages, taking a serious toll on not just these workers and their families, but on all workers and law-abiding employers in New Jersey.
Since the passage of Arizona's, the anti-immigration law, AFSC has organized events across the country in response.
As the law went into effect last week, we organized 11 events in seven locations from Massachusetts to Oregon. We have over two dozen media hits, including NPR, Univision’s national coverage, local tv and cable news stations in San Diego, Boston and Providence and talk radio in Philadelphia and New York.
Adolescence is hard enough under the best of circumstances. Peer pressure, family conflicts, acne – these and other stimuli make high school graduation a joy for most of us.
But for undocumented students, the final two years of high school can be especially bittersweet. Although the U.S. Supreme Court guarantees access to K-12 public education for all children, regardless of immigration status, education and work prospects for undocumented youth after high school are very often limited. Even getting a driver’s license is out of the question.
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