Immigration Reform

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Fault Lines: Punishment and Profits: Immigration Detention

The detention and deportation of immigrants has reached an all-time high under the Obama administration. Fault Lines investigates the business of immigrant detention and finds out how a few companies are shaping U.S. immigration laws.

AFSC's Jennifer Piper discusses Arizona protests

Check out Jennifer Piper of AFSC's Colorado staff on protests about Arizona's anti-immigrant law.

Iowa City Friends Minute on Immigration

2010 Minute on Immigration: We approve the following minute:

Iowa City Friends of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), in keeping with our testimony of the Light within, or that of God in each person, recognize all persons as brothers and sisters, equal and infinitely valuable.

IMYM Minute on Immigration Reform


InterMountain Yearly Meeting Minute on Recent Immigration Legislation and Comprehensive Immigration Reform (June 2010)

Call for Arizona-style immigration law raises fears in Florida

Miami's NPR station reports that calls for an Arizona-style law in Florida is raising fears. But AFSC's Herman Martinez vows action. Click here to hear more.

Reaction to President Obama's immigration speech

AFSC's Christian Ramirez is disappointed in President Obama's first major speech on immigration. Read more or listen here.

Immigration Reform & Iowa’s Economy

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:30pm

A talk by Raul Hinojosa and Dan Griswold. There’s also a reception at Davis Brown Law Firm, 215 10th St, Suite 1300, 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Cost for the reception: $50. The talk is free.


Participants in an AFSC immigration simulation.

A Call from Iowa for Immigration Reform

Speech by Sandra Sanchez

AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director

Immigration Reform Rally, Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines, Iowa

May 1, 2010

[First in English, followed by Spanish]

The following are short accounts of recent immigration raids in town. I won´t use real names to protect the identity of the women affected.

Sandra Sanchez

Sandra Sanchez

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

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