Immigration

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Yvette's story

Yvette meets with me during her lunch break in the middle of an intense Florida summer rainstorm to tell me about her journey as an American citizen. The decorum for an interview cannot be worse, but nonetheless, Yvette has plenty of patience to participate in my project. As lightning cracks all around us, and a chintzy version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” plays repetitively on the loudspeakers, Yvette maintains her graciousness. We sit at a table in the Swap Shop—a flea market complex in Ft.

A welcoming resolution in Greensboro

Since fall of 2013, AFSC’s North Carolina office has worked with diverse immigrant communities across Greensboro on a project to make the city more welcoming and inclusive. One year later, challenges persist, but the grassroots work is paying off and we are seeing progress: the city unanimously passed a Welcoming Greensboro resolution in April 2014, the Human Relations Commission appointed an immigrant member in October 2014, and an AFSC staff member is chairing a working group to re-develop the city’s International Advisory Committee.

Conference on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Finding Home: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Children in New Jersey
Please join us for a daylong conference on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in New Jersey.

Friday, October 24, 2014 9am to 4pm

Robeson Campus Center, Bergen Room, Rutgers-Newark
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102

Finding paths to citizenship in Miami

Within the last year, the AFSC Miami office began groundbreaking work towards helping gay immigrants married to American citizens obtain legal permanent status (LPR). Gay immigrant spouses can now apply for legal status because on June 26th, 2013 Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was repealed in the US Supreme Court case Windsor v. United States.

AFSC South Star Summer 2014

Summer 2014 issue of the AFSC South Region's South Star newsletter.

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