Immigrant Rights

AFSC's Sandra Sanchez talks immigration on the Fallon Forum talk show

Sandra Sanchez of AFSC's Iowa office dispels myths about immigration on the Fallon Forum talk show.

San Diego region to get more border agents, top ICE official says

John Morton, the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Tuesday in San Diego that the region will get more federal agents as a result of the $600 million border enforcement spending package approved by Congress earlier this month. AFSC's Pedro Rios comments.

Rally at T. Don Hutto Detention Center

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AFSC and its partners marked the one year anniversary of when family detention ended at T. Don Hutto immigrant detention center.

Dignity not detention vigil at Hutto

Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 7:00pm

Please join Texans United for Families, Grassroots Leadership, and
organizers from across Texas for a vigil to draw attention to the nation's
unaccountable and out-of-control detention system. The vigil will mark the
one-year anniversary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE)
announced detention reform and the end of family detention at Hutto. ICE
currently heralds Hutto as a model detention center despite the recent
revelation in May that a CCA guard was accused of sexually assaulting

Denver mulls E-verify for city contractors

Denver lawmakers mull ordering the use of E-Verify on city contracts. AFSC's Gabriela Flora points out the system is flawed.

NPR: Fearing AZ law Immigrants head to CO

While the most controversial elements of Arizona's immigration law have been placed on hold, some illegal immigrants in the state are deciding it's time to leave. In nearby Colorado, the American Friends Service Committee says more than a dozen families have arrived in just the past few weeks.

Colorado protesters fast at ICE prison

More than 50 people from Denver and Aurora abstained from eating beginning July 25, for periods of time ranging from 24 hours to seven days, to protest inhumane immigration laws.

Tulare County CA leaders, groups react to Arizona's immigration law

Immigration reform would be a welcome outcome of the debate over the Arizona law, said Martin Cuevas of Proyecto Campesino, an immigration-advocacy group that has worked in the area for more than 50 years.

Sandra Sanchez on the Arizona Ruling

Sandra Sanchez

Sandra Sanchez

Sandra Sanchez is director of AFSC's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines, Iowa. (file photo)

Director of AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program, Sandra Sanchez shares her reactions to the federal judge's suspension of portions of Arizona's anti-immigrant law.

Colorado esta con Arizona

AVISO DE PRENSA -- Jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

CONTACTO: Jennifer Piper, 720-301-1858,

Colorado esta con Arizona, Realizara 24-hour Vigilia de Solidaridad y Ayuno el Lunes, Protesta Leyes Inhumanas

Parte de “el Verando de Isaías 58,” una vigilia y ayuno nacional

de ocho semanas por Arizona

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