In November The Fresno Bee ran a series on immigration that seemed to reinforce anti-immigrant sentiments. Myrna Martinez Nateras wrote this piece in Spanish and translated it into English with the hope that they would publish it, but they did not. Thanks to the existence of “ethnic media” the op-ed has now been published in several ethnic media outlets.
Immigration is an important issue for the United States. Christians who enter into this debate are called to look at the issue through the lens of faith. This interactive DVD curriculum provides an opportunity to reflect on faith responses to immigration while offering a better understanding of the complexity of the issue.
The American Friends Service Committee is disturbed with the Administration’s announced resumption of arrests and deportations to Haiti of Haitian nationals with prior criminal convictions. We ask that this policy be immediately suspended and that available alternatives such as parole or community supervision be enacted instead.
The American Friends Service Committee is disappointed that the United States Senate did not improve and pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM Act). But AFSC is committed to advocating for overhaul of the existing immigration system to guarantee dignity and respect for all immigrant families.
MORRISTOWN -- About 20 Morris County residents are walking eight miles from Headquarters Plaza to the County College of Morris in Randolph today, demanding the school change its admission policy to enroll young people living in Morris County and require they pay only in-county tuition regardless of their immigration status.
The immigration film series/soup supper/discussion continues this month with El Viaje de Teo, an engaging, dreamlike film about a child trying to find his father. We hope to focus our conversations this time on children and how they are affected here and in the sending countries by immigration as we have it now.
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
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AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.