Jody Mashek directs the Immigration Legal Services component of AFSC’s Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines.
In one particular case, this man from Eritrea had not seen his wife and children in nine years. And he was such a ‘Dad’ figure, you could tell how much it hurt him not to be around his family. He cried in my office a couple times – here was this man in his 50s.
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.)
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.
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