Immigrant Families

Milca's testimony

Milca Kouame, one of the four youths who told the story of the hardships her family suffered from the current detention and deportation policies.

Fortune's testimony

Fortune Afeaneku, one of the four youths who told the story of the hardships his family suffered from the current detention and deportation policies.

Empowering Immigrant Families in Colorado

By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director

Over a year ago I brought together a core group of 10 people to think about how to start a visitation and family support and empowerment program. Those ten people formed a group called Colorado AID. AFSC staff are key members of this group, continue to steer it and have dedicated a phone extension to the group’s hotline.

AFSC, other immigrant advocates protest NJ detention center

AFSC’s Newark staff, scores of human rights advocates and immigrants walked three miles Thursday to protest a proposed immigrant detention center that would be one of the largest in the country.

The participants, many dressed in orange jumpsuits to symbolize the prison uniforms worn by immigrant detainees, marched from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) office in downtown Newark to Essex County Correctional Facility. The proposed new facility would add 2,700 new beds to an already crowded and inhumane immigration detention system.

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