AFSC Detention Attorney Amelia Wilson and AFSC volunteer attorney Natalie Prokop recently published an article in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change on the issue of representing detained immigrants suffering from mental illness. Their article, “Applying Method To The Madness: The Right To Court Appointed Guardians Ad Litem And Counsel For The Mentally Ill In Immigration Proceedings,” examines the unique obstacles these individuals face in obtaining counsel and assisting in their own defense.
At a rally in support of the TRUST Act, a woman holds a "stop deportations" poster.
AFSC is deeply disappointed that California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the AB 1081, the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Act, a measure which allows local law enforcement to decline to participate in the controversial “Secure Communities” federal immigration program that funnels individuals from local jails to deportation proceedings.
AFSC Immigrant Rights Program provides legal services to detaineed immigrants and organizes those who are affected by detention and deportation. This page contains various information sheets pertaining to immigration detention in NJ, such as fact sheets, directory, detention report form, etc.
This form is for visitors, lawyers and others who visit immigration detainees in NJ to fill out based on information obtained directly from detainees. No personal information will be shared without permission.
Joceyln (bottom row, middle), her father, and five siblings in front of their home in New Jersey.
No Human Being is Illegal
The Immigrant Rights program in Newark NJ works to ensure that all immigrants to the US are treated with respect and are able to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms. We work to address the vast need among immigrants for access to legal counsel and fair and non-discriminatory treatment by government agencies.
We seek to shape immigration policy and public opinion through building understanding of global migration and the causes behind it.
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
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.