Immigrant Rights

Jordan Garcia on Life and Activism

Jordan Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director with AFSC in Colorado, recently talked about his life and work with Jon Krieg of AFSC’s Central Regional Office. Below is an excerpt. See further below for the link to the full interview.

Jon Krieg: You mentioned earlier your work on behalf of transgendered people. Can you speak about your own experience and how that might impact your perspective and thoughts on working as an ally for immigrants?

AFSC Immigration Film Series

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 6:00pm - Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:00pm

AFSC Immigrant Rights Program invites you to three film screenings at three locations in New York City and Newark, NJ. Please see attached PDF flyer for more information.

On Track for Justice: An AFSC Intern Goes the Distance for Immigrant Rights

If you want to catch Sara Crippen, you'd better lace up your track shoes. Tight.

A 2011 graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa and a member of the Central track team, Sara served as an intern during the spring semester with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines. Every Tuesday afternoon, Sara assisted Jody Mashek, IVP Legal Services Director, with walk-in hours. With a beaming smile, Sara offered a warm welcome to immigrants seeking a variety of immigration legal services, including family reunification.

One Year Progress Update on Immigration Detention in NJ

To: President Obama, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Napolitano, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Morton

Date: April 29, 2011

From: New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees

abUSed Film to be shown in Des Moines

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 7:00pm

Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting will be showing the documentary, "abUSed." about the Postville raid by ICE, and we invite you to attend, and to extend the invitation to anyone else who may be interested. Discussion and refreshments to follow.

Immigrants and Allies Call for Change at Nashua Rally

More than one hundred people, many of them local immigrants, rallied at Nashua City Hall yesterday to demand an end to immigrant deportations and an end to cooperation between the Nashua Police and the federal agents who enforce immigration laws.  

Joselyn Villavicencio

Joselyn Villavicencio

Joselyn Villavicencio, a 10-year Nashua resident, worries that deportations can separate children from their parents. 

Should Undocumented Students Pay In-County Tuition?

Imagine sitting in a room when, all of a sudden, the lights go out.  Without warning the ability to navigate the room and the comfort of knowing where things are is lost in darkness.  If you, like me, are afraid of the dark you know the worst part is having to get up and feel through the blackness and uncertainty for the light switch.  On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, the young boys and girls who are not afraid to talk about their undocumented immigrant status felt real fear when the County College of Morris board turned out the lights on what was sure to be a promising and rewa

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