Young girl at the Newcomers School, Greensboro, NC
Happy Holidays from AFSC's Area Office of the Carolinas!
We hope you enjoy this short video made by our intern Haejin Song. This semester, she worked with immigrant students at Greensboro's Newcomer School. For the holidays, the children made holiday and New Years cards to send to family members back home. See some of their work and hear them wish you happy holidays in their home languages.
Everything you need to throw your very own Congressional Letter Writing House Party. This toolkit includes tips for throwing a successful party, writing a good letter, contact information and district maps for Colorado's Congressional Delegation. AND a fantastic sample letter regarding federal just and humane immigration reform, inspired by The New Path. If you're in the Denver Metro area, give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents, children and community members affected by detention and deportation will speak out and demand the Obama Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep immigrant families together. Immigrant and citizen community members will also rally and demand that the U.S. Congress pass humane and fair immigration policy and give families a path to citizenship.
What to do when Immigration comes ups over family dinner…
You know how “The Holidays” are. It’s supposed to be a time for families to come together, to share food and to nostalgically retell stories about your youth. Sometimes frantic travel, combined with too short breaks from school or work can result in you being curt with the people you love. Like your conservative Uncle David who wants to talk about immigration before you even get to the cranberry sauce…
Here’s how to talk about Immigration... With OUT walking out before dessert!
The lines may be long and voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy may be frustrated, but the polling centers will be uniquely special to first-time voters. Since the beginning of this year, AFSC’s Immigrant Rights Program in Newark, New Jersey has helped 30 immigrants become new Americans who will have their chance to vote today.
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