Immigrants

Death at U.S.-Mexico Border Prompts Calls for Change

AFSC staff have expressed their sorrow about the death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, an immigrant who died after being tasered by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent during Memorial Day weekend. A father of five children who were born in the United States, Hernandez was recently deported to Mexico after living in the U.S. for many years.

AFSC, along with immigrant community partners, have long called for a demilitarization of the Mexico-U.S. border and new policies that protect the rights and dignity of all, including immigrants.

Flora on immigration

Speaking out against Obama’s call for 1200 troops to the border and $500 million new funding. Watch the video.

NY Gov aids legal immigrants

New York Gov. Paterson's move to pardon legal immigrants applauded

Quaker Group says More Pardons Should Slow Deportation of Legal Immigrants

Sandra Sanchez of AFSC presenting "Immigration 101" in Spanish

Sandra Sanchez of AFSC presenting "Immigration 101" in Spanish

Sandra Sanchez, AFSC IVP Director, leads monthly workshops for first-time offenders who are Spanish-speaking immigrants. Click here to read more about it. Part of her presentation covers immigration basics in Spanish. Above is part one; below are links to the final three parts of her presentation:

Helping immigrants know their rights

Jon Krieg is a Senior Administrative Associate for AFSC’s Central
Region. For more information on AFSC’s work in Iowa, including a
video of Sandra’s immigration workshop in Spanish, please visit the
Immigrants Voice Project page at www.afsc.org/iowa.

Letter asking President Obama to stop DHS enforcement during U.S. Census

A letter to President Obama and Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano requesting that all DHS activities targeting immigrants be suspended for the duration of the census.

Coloradans for Immigrants' Rights

Coloradans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC Colorado, organizes allies in support of immigrant rights. Our core values include the beliefs that immigrants deserve to be treated with respect, immigrants enrich life within our communities and our culture and immigrants should have a voice in the discourse over decisions that affect them.

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights’ primary goal is to create a welcoming climate for all people by building broad support for immigrant justice.

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