Immigrant Detention

CFIR Deportation and Detention Flyer

This printable flyer examines current deportation and detention practices within the United States, as well as brings attention to the human rights violations that occur as a result of these practices. Also, this flyer advocates for successful and cost-effective alternatives to detention, as well as ways to get involved in Denver, to speak out for immigrant justice. 

CFIR Detention and Deportation Flyer

This printable flyer examines current deportation and detention practices within the United States, as well as brings attention to the human rights violations that occur as a result of these practices. Also, this flyer advocates for successful and cost-effective alternatives to detention, as well as ways to get involved in Denver, to speak out for immigrant justice. 

What border enforcement expansions would mean for private detention centers

From the immigration legislation in Congress currently to existing programs like Operation Streamline, private prison companies are pursuing the expansion of immigrant detention. Learn more about the dangers of these policies and what AFSC is doing to chart a new path.

"Not One More" Week of Action

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 5:00pm - Friday, June 28, 2013 - 1:00pm

Join us for a week of prayer, fasting, vigils, and workshops to call for an end to the policies of detention and deportation that are tearing families and communities apart.  Details of events in Nashua, Dover, Durham, Manchester, Burlington MA, and Concord are on the attached flyers.  Please contact Maggie if you want to participate in the fast.  The Week of Action is sponsored by AFSC, the NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees, NH Citizens Alliance, the United Church of Christ NH Conference Immigra

Celebrating the Life and Dreams of Immigrants & Refugees

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 7:00pm

photos by Naima Abdullahi

photo by Naima Abdullahi

July 26-August 26 – “Here & Now” An Art Exhibit by Refugee and Immigrant Artists living in Atlanta. Featuring work by Naima Abdullahi, Omar Alsaraj, Tekie Gebremichael , and Jit Rai

How Immigrant Repression and U.S. Incarceration Serve Global Capitalist Interests

Chandra Russo at immigration vigil in Aurora, CO

Chandra Russo at immigration vigil in Aurora, CO

Chandra Russo attends a vigil at the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado. The vigils are organized by Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC Colorado.

Chandra Russo is working on her PhD in Sociology at the University of California in Santa Barbara. Having spent some of her formative years in Denver as a member of CFIR (Coloradans for Immigrant Rights, AFSC’s ally project), she gives much credit to both CFIR and the AFSC for much of her current analysis of social justice and immigrant rights.

Overview

Vigil at Immigrant Detention Center

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Protest incarcerating innocent people for profit. For more information, please contact Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director, at jpiper@afsc.org  or call 303.623.3464.

Love Knows No Borders, No Walls -- ICE Detention Center Vigil

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jordan Garcia and immigrant detention

Jordan Garcia and immigrant detention

At left, Jordan Garcia, AFSC Colorado Immigrant Ally Organizing Director, and Gerardo act out a flowchart depicting the connections between various aspects of immigrant detention. They do so at a meeting of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of AFSC.

Bring a love poem or love letter for Justice to share OR a valentine for someone interned!  If YOU know someone being detained at the Aurora Immigrant Detention Facility, please send us their name and a message to jpiper@afsc.org and we’ll make them a personal Valentine from you!  Please contact Jordan Garcia (

Immigrant Detention Center Vigil Set for January 2

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

The firtst Monday of each Month, at 6 p.m., the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) & Coloradans for Immigrant Rights sponsor a vigil at the Immigrant Detention Center in Aur...ora, Colorado.

In solidarity, Monday, January 2, Regis University Engaged Scholar Activists will co-sponsor the vigil as part of a year of dialogue and action on immigration and immigrant rights at the University. As students who are both affected either directly or indirectly by the issue of immigration, we believe in standing up and speaking out for change.

Iowa Town Urged to Reject Immigrant Detention Center

[The following letter was written to the City Council of Grimes, Iowa by Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director.]

I am writing to express my opposition to the opening of a new facility for purposes of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention in the City of Grimes. I am afraid that it will bring negative attention to the City of Grimes in two ways: increasing cases of racial profiling, and making of this detention facility the main face of the city. Is that what you want for Grimes?

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