Migwe Kimemia's Journey with AFSC

After a multi-year campaign highlighting the positive contributions of immigrants and refugees to the Greater Dayton, Ohio community, the city made history recently by unanimously approving a comprehensive “Welcome Dayton” plan. Dayton officials say the plan focuses on making the community “one that treats all people kindly, fairly and humanely,” as Mayor Gary Leitzell put it.

Victory for Little Girl in New Jersey

Dear Friend,

During this holiday season, one little girl in New Jersey is getting a special present: a literal chance at life. Five-year-old Yarelis Bonilla has an acute form of leukemia and her best chance of survival is a bone marrow transplant. After her family was tested, she was lucky that her seven-year-old sister, Gisselle, is a perfect match. However, while Yarelis is an American citizen, her sister lives in El Salvador, and the United States denied two requests for a visa.

Righting the Wrongs of Injustice

Prison Overcrowding

Prison Overcrowding

Overcrowding in Califonria Prisons.

For decades, the American Friends Service Committee has worked with immigrants and prisoners in this nation, highlighting the often malicious treatment they face. In 2011, the private prison industry advocated for increasing detentions in many states. AFSC’s research has shown that private prisons have little accountability and poor safety conditions. We oppose profiting off human misery, and have worked to improve prison conditions and reduce the number of people detained.



Dinner and some movies!

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Friends from across Greensboro for an engaging, educational and fun evening. Share a potluck meal.

View several short films produced by immigrants and refugees, learn more about AFSC's work with immigrants, and share your ideas for how to make our community more welcoming.

The films are a powerful and inspiring way to hear immigrant stories in their own voices.


Bring a dish if you are able!

AFSC-NC Immigrants Rights Newsletter October 2011

AFSC North Carolina Immigrant Rights Program

 October 2011 E-NEWSLETTER:

 The NC Immigrant Rights Program Monthly E-Newsletter serves as a vehicle for Quaker allies and recent immigrant/refugee constituents living in North Carolina to stay informed and involved with AFSC and immigrant rights-related actions in the state.

"Know Your Rights" booklet, English version

Learn about the legal rights of immigrants and what you can do to protect those rights.

NJ Advocates for Immigrant Detainees issued opinion piece denouncing Essex County detention contract.

(AFSC Immigrant Rights Program is a member of the NJ Advocates for Immigrant Detainees)

Essex County contract with ICE:  a flawed deal

Special Screening of PBS New Documentary "Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness"

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

Film Screening and Panel Discussion.

A Free Event.

"Know Your Rights" booklet

Learn about the legal rights of immigrants and what you can do to protect those rights.

Who we are

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 offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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