Immigrants

Colorado Dignity not Detention Campaign

"Dignity, Not Detention" Campaign Launched March 1, 2010 to Halt Expansion of the U.S. Immigration Detention System

The Colorado component of this national effort will be launched at the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, CO. For more info, read the press release (PDF, 127K).

 

Immigration Policy Center Issues Statement on Pew Report

On Feb. 18, 2009, the Pew Hispanic Center issued a report on the ethnic composition of people caught up in the federal prison system. The Immigration Policy Center's Director, Angela Kelley, issued the following statement:
 

Just Like Us review

Dear friends, colleagues, and supporters,

Recently I read Just Like UsThe true story of four Mexican girls coming of age in America, by Helen Thorpe.

El Censo 2010

Sandra Sanchez discusses the census and the Des Moines area.  (In Spanish)

Iowa - Immigrant Paperwork Assistance

To make an appointment for assistance with immigration paperwork, please contact  Jody Mashek, Legal Services Director. Jody meets with walk-in clients on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please contact Jody if you're interested in volunteering with this effort.

American Friends Immigrant Services History in Florida

The Central America Political Asylum Project (CAPAP) was established in 1984 as part of the AFSC's Florida Undocumented Workers Program and began when increasing numbers of refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala fled to the US seeking safe haven from the civil wars in their home countries. While some Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees were able to legalize their status under the provisions IRCA, many more remained undocumented or in pending asylum proceedings.

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