Immigration

Honoring our human dignity

Published in 2008 as part of the Beyond Border series of AFSC's Project Voice, Honoring our human dignity talks openly about the facts and fictions surrounding immigration in the United States.

The Complete Home for the Holidays Survival Handbook

What to do when immigration comes up over family dinner?

Developed by Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, an AFSC project, this handbook offers practical advice for how to talk about immigration with family, friends and others.

For more information, contact Jordan Garcia, AFSC Colorado Immigrant Ally Organizing Director, at JGarcia@afsc.org.

Interfaith Vigil on Immigration: Building a Welcoming Chicago

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm

The purpose of the vigil will be to gather a diverse group of faith-
based organizations and communities together to re-discover and re-
affirm the power and importance of interfaith work around immigration
in Chicago, and to recommit ourselves to keep working together in
light of new challenges with a new Congress.

The one hour program will include brief faith reflections on
immigration from leaders in numerous diverse faith communities
throughout Chicago, stories from leaders in Chicago's immigrant

Comentario de AFSC sobre el Acta del Sueño

(Also available in English)

El Acta de Desarrollo, Alivio y Educación para Menores Extranjeros (DREAM, por sus siglas en inglés) abre una oportunidad para propiciar el diáogo entre los grupos que luchan por los derechos de los inmigrantes, para que las esperanzas y aspiraciones de los jóvenes y de los estudiantes indocumentados no queden limitadas solamente a prestar su servicio en las fuerzas armadas.

International Human Rights Day Forum

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A public forum to discuss human rights implications of the new federal initiative Secure Communities. For more information, please see flyer.

Suggested Resources on Immigration Issues

Below are items of interest on immigration suggested by Iowa Immigrants Voice Program staff:

Guatemalan Families Reunite in Postville
http://ncronline.org/news/justice/guatemalan-families-reunite-iowa

Fight Inequality, Don’t Scapegoat Immigrants

http://dissentmagazine.org/atw.php?id=263

By Mark Engler

The emergence of vast inequalities between the wealthy and the rest of us may be the biggest change in American society over the last fifty years. And it’s hardly a change that we should welcome.

Immigration Economics: An Interview with Professor Giovanni Peri

http://www.fpif.org/articles/immigration_economics_an_interview_with_professor_giovanni_peri

Doesn’t supply and demand dictate that new immigrants will steal jobs and drive down wages for U.S. citizens? A leading immigration economist explains why not.

By Mark Engler

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