As the nation celebrates its independence, a new report serves as a chilling reminder of the unnecessary restrictions placed on the liberty of thousands of immigrants each day. Freed but not Free: A Report Examining the Current Use of Alternatives to Immigration Detention is the first report focused on shedding light on the flaws, inconsistencies, and human impact of current Alternative to Detention (ATD) programs in New Jersey and nationally.
El Comité de Servicio de los Amigos Americanos (AFSC), organización cuákera de paz y justicia, está muy preocupada por el fallo de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de Estados Unidos sobre la ley anti-inmigrante SB 1070 de Arizona, si bien aquélla invalida permanentemente otras partes de la ley.
The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker peace and social justice organization, is very troubled by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, although it permanently enjoins portions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070.
A coalition of Iowa groups in support of fair and reasonable immigration laws will hold a press conference TODAY on the west Capitol steps to address the U.S. Supreme Court ruling handed down this morning on S.B. 1070 in Arizona v. US.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced on June 15, 2012 that undocumented immigrant youth who meet certain requirements will no longer face the threat of deportation. You can read the DHS release here in English and here in Spanish.
Paul Maciel describes his AFSC internship and thoughts on life.
"Education is nothing without life experience," according to Paul Maciel, an intern with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in the spring of 2012. Paul is finishing his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Grand View University in Des Moines. In this six-minute interview with AFSC regional staff Jon Krieg, Paul reflects on what he learned and shares some of his thoughts about life.
In this four-minute interview with AFSC regional staffer Jon Krieg, Dillon Thornbury describes what he learned about immigration while completing his service-learning project with the legal services component of AFSC's Iowa Immigrant Voice Program in Des Moines. A double major in psychology and Spanish at Central College, Dillon hopes to study immigration law in the future.
The link below will take you to an NPR interview regarding “do-it-yourself immigration reform” proposal. Quite interesting! It lasts 13 min 9 sec. It also appeared on June 2 op-ed of the New York Times.
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