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Iowa Immigrants Voice Program
One blue candle for immigration
Light one blue candle and place in your front window on Monday, Dec. 16 as a way to embrace and share the messages of the season, including those of Mary and Joseph trying to find shelter in a strange land, and the traditions of Las Posadas in Latino cultures. (December 16 is the first day of Las Posadas.)
This two-minute video introduces Kenia Calderon, who provides administrative support for the legal services component of AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program. Originally from El Salvador, Kenia applied for and received her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status from AFSC Iowa.
To be held at AFSC, 4211 Grand Avenue (northwest corner of 42nd St. and Grand), Des Moines.
On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that the Dept. of Homeland Security will halt deportations and permit employment authorization for certain eligible youth. You may qualify for deferred action if you:
¨ Arrived in the US before age 16 and before June 15, 2007
¨ Have lived in the US continuously for the last 6 years and are presently in the US
On September 28, 2013, the Iowa International Center presented its annual “Passport to Prosperity” awards to four Iowans including Sandra Sanchez, Program Director of AFSC Iowa’s Immigrants Voice Program. To view a set of photos from the event, please click here.
Call U.S. House members to support comprehensive immigration reform
Nearly 300 Iowans march for immigration reform in Des Moines on June 15, 2013.
Join us with family and friends to ask the U.S. House of Representatives and Rep. Tom Latham to vote yes for immigration reform now.
This event will include music, speakers, clowns, beverages and more for people of all ages and backgrounds. See the attached flyers in English and Spanish for more details. Sponsored by the Network for Immigration Reform Now, which includes AFSC Iowa and nearly two dozen other groups.
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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