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Jan 6, 2016
South Florida Groups To Hold Anti-Immigration Raids Rally In Homestead
(CBS Miami)
Immigrant rights groups hold a rally in Homestead Wednesday where families fearful of future immigration raids can voice their concerns.
Jan 4, 2016
Immigration raids sparking outcry on both sides of issue
(Fox News Latino)
Immigrant rights organizations criticize the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on Central American immigrants who came to the U.S. requesting political asylum.
Jan 4, 2016
PEIA change threatens economic health of vital workers
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
The West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency reduces coverage, endangering the health of the state.
Jan 3, 2016
Jail inmates with good behavior can get access to tablets
(Detroit Free Press)
People incarcerated at a Michigan county jail will have access to tablet computers as part of a new program designed to reduce recidivism.
Dec 31, 2015
Ending the year with prayers for peace
(Religion News Service)
On the eve of a new year, religious leaders from different traditions shared a vision of peace in Kansas City, MO.
Dec 25, 2015
New Year’s Eve in KC will open with a multifaith meditation for peace
(Kansas City Star)
An interfaith event will ring in the new year in Kansas City, MO.
Dec 24, 2015
None of Us are Free as Long as Some of Us are Caged
(CounterPunch)
Abuses, negligence, and overcrowding at Huron Valley Women's Prison lead to disastrous consequences.
Dec 24, 2015
Alejados de las gangas... gracias al chile
(Univision)
AFSC's farmer-to-farmer training program is partnering with the Anthony Youth Farm to teach farming to former gang members and build a network of sustainable farms.
Dec 23, 2015
Groups request release of report clearing Tolman school resource officer
(NBC10)
Rhode Island advocacy groups ask the state police to release the full report that exonerates a school resource officer who threw students to the ground and handcuffed them.
Dec 21, 2015
San Diego, Tijuana Residents Have Cross-Border Christmas Celebration
(KPBS)
A binational Christmas celebration took place this weekend at the U.S.-Mexico border, as human rights and faith-based groups commemorated Mary and Joseph's search for shelter, drawing parallels to the plight of immigrants and refugees.
Dec 18, 2015
Youth leader helps Baltimore heal after Freddie Gray mistrial
(WPTZ 5)
AFSC's Farajii Muhammad talks to Matter of Fact about the Freddie Gray trials, the culture of policing, and the work young people are doing for peace and justice.
Dec 16, 2015
Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, steering committee look to future winters
(Concord Monitor)
Advocacy group thinks long term about providing shelter for people without homes.
Dec 16, 2015
Operation Streamline: '10 Years of Criminalizing Immigrants, Mass Incarceration for Profit'
(Tucson Weekly)
Immigrant rights and prison reform advocates and religious leaders mark the 10 year anniversary of Operation Streamline with a series of protests to highlight the damage caused by the policy.
Dec 14, 2015
Are private prisons good or bad for Arizona?
(KTAR News)
As the state of Arizona begins taking bids for a 2000-bed prison, people are questioning whether private prisons are good for Arizona.
Dec 14, 2015
Happening Now: Tucson Clergy Interrupts Controversial Immigration Enforcement Proceeding Operation Streamline
(Tucson Weekly)
A group of Tucson's clergy interrupted Operation Streamline in federal court this afternoon in a protest against immigration policy.
Dec 11, 2015
Donald Trump picks up an endorsement in Portsmouth
(ABC 8)
Donald Trump picked up an endorsement from the New England Police Benevolent Association and a lot of criticism for his anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant comments.
Dec 11, 2015
Donald Trump carries on with event in Portsmouth as protesters gather outside
(Concord Monitor)
More than a hundred protesters rally outside a Donald Trump event demand an end to anti-Muslim and anti-refugee rhetoric and action from political leaders.
Dec 11, 2015
San Diegans Say No To Hate, Refugees Welcome
(San Diego Free Press)
Hundreds gather in San Diego to mark International Human Rights Day and to make their voices heard on the subject of refugees and support for the local Muslim community.
Dec 11, 2015
8 Questions About Right to Work, Answered
(West Virginia Public Radio)
As the West Virginia legislature moves toward passing a right-to-work law, AFSC's Rick Wilson weighs in on how it would impact the people and the economy.
Dec 11, 2015
Not One More
(Boulder Weekly)
Activists rally outside a privately run detention center in Colorado to show their support for detainees on hunger strike inside.
Dec 10, 2015
Coming Together to Fight Discrimination of Refugees and Muslim Community
(San Diego 6)
Crowds pack the front of the San Diego County Administration building for a vigil to show support for refugees and the Muslim community.
Dec 10, 2015
Trump Rolls In To New Hampshire With Fresh Controversy In His Wake
(New Hampshire Public Radio)
As Trump heads towards a campaign stop in Portsmouth, AFSC and other local organizations plan a protest urging the welcoming of refugees.
Dec 10, 2015
At Providence vigil, unified call to end gun violence
(Providence Journal)
AFSC and Jewish Voices for Peace hold a vigil to counter anti-Muslim rhetoric and express their support for refugees.
Dec 10, 2015
RI groups hold vigil in honor of Muslim refugees, immigrants
(NBC10)
Rhode Island residents hold a vigil to speak out against Islamophobia and show support for refugees and immigrants.
Dec 9, 2015
ICE detainees continue hunger strike in Aurora
(Aurora Sentinel)
Supporters rally outside an Aurora detention center where 17 people are on hunger strike protesting harsh conditions and pending deportation.

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