Iowa Immigrants Voice Program

Immigration is hot topic in Iowa, overlooked by presidential campaigns

Hispanics may be only 5 percent of Iowa's population, but that number represents a boom of 110 percent in 10 years, driven partly by the meat industry jobs. Though immigration was a hot topic during the Republican caucuses, presidential candidates have since been quiet on the issue. PBS NewsHour and Iowa Public Television's Paul Yeager reported last week on why.

Lethal Force Unacceptable

By Sandra Sanchez, Program Director, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program

Sandra Sanchez explains Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Sandra Sanchez, director of AFSC's Iowa Immigrant Voice Program, talks about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in this September 20, 2012 interview with Knight Life.

Immigration Lawyers List updated 2-4-14

Updated 2-4-14, this is a list of immigration lawyers and BIA-accredited non-profit agencies in and near Iowa.

Volunteers on Deferred Action and Dreamers

Volunteers at recent AFSC/JFON legal clinics talk about why Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a good first step for immigrant youth and our nation.

Webinar in Spanish on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:00am

Favor de comunicar la información acerca de esta oportunidad para entender la Acción Diferida para Llegados como Menores de Edad o por sus siglas en inglés DACA: una presentación a través de la Web patrocinada por el Programa Voz de los Inmigrantes del AFSC que tomará lugar el martes 23 de octubre de 11 am a 12:30 pm tiempo del Centro; y es completamente gratis. Cualquier persona u organización de cualquier parte del país puede registrarse a la presentación Web.

Acción Diferida para Quienes Llegaron como Menores de Edad

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Sandra Sánchez

Directora del Programa Voz de los Inmigrantes del AFSC, Des Moines, IA.

Representante Acreditada por la BIA

9 de agosto, 2012

Free Legal Clinic on Deferred Action for Dreamers

Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 9:00am

For appointments, contact / Contacto para su cita: 515-255-9809.

On June 15, 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:

Acción Diferida -- Foro público

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 11:00am

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

Sandra Sanchez following Arizona law ruling 6-25-12

Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, speaks at a rally following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding SB 1070, Arizona's anti-immigrant law. For a set of photos from the rally, click here.

Entendamos lo que significa la Acción Diferida para los jóvenes inmigrantes

Foro público presentado por: Sandra Sánchez

Sábado 4 de agosto de 11:00 am a 12:15 pm

En el primer piso de Caridades Católicas

New Hope for Young Immigrants

“Go ahead and dream!” was the rally cry for immigrants and allies who came together in Des Moines, Iowa, to celebrate President Obama’s order providing temporary relief from deportation to qualifying young undocumented immigrants.
The rally included a welcoming statement from Mayor Frank Cownie and a letter of support from Senator Tom Harkin, but it was young Dreamers—undocumented immigrant youth brought to the United States by their parents—who were the heart of the day’s events.

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