Read the full 52 page report on the state of detention centers for undocumented immigrants in the United States. This report details abuses and neglect of people detained in immigration violations in New Jersey.
Quaker Group Warns Raids, Police Stops Violate Human and Civil Rights
PHILADELPHIA (April 23, 2010) – The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker peace and social justice organization, joins hundreds of individuals and organizations in condemning the new Arizona law that further criminalizes immigrants, adds more burdens on local police, and erodes the civil rights of all in Arizona.
Sandra Sanchez of AFSC presenting "Immigration 101" in Spanish
Sandra Sanchez, AFSC IVP Director, leads monthly workshops for first-time offenders who are Spanish-speaking immigrants. Click here to read more about it. Part of her presentation covers immigration basics in Spanish. Above is part one; below are links to the final three parts of her presentation:
Jon Krieg is a Senior Administrative Associate for AFSC’s Central Region. For more information on AFSC’s work in Iowa, including a video of Sandra’s immigration workshop in Spanish, please visit the Immigrants Voice Project page at www.afsc.org/iowa.
PHILADELPHIA (March 19, 2010) – The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Quaker peace and social justice organization, is deeply disappointed in the immigration blueprint tying legalization to failed border policies, workplace raids and criminalization of immigrants released by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and praised by President Obama.
Coloradans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC Colorado, organizes allies in support of immigrant rights. Our core values include the beliefs that immigrants deserve to be treated with respect, immigrants enrich life within our communities and our culture and immigrants should have a voice in the discourse over decisions that affect them.
Coloradans For Immigrant Rights’ primary goal is to create a welcoming climate for all people by building broad support for immigrant justice.
June 2006, Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.
The Community Social Advocacy Program specifically targets Haitian and Latino communities but provides services to all who participate. The Program aims to broaden the base of immigrants' knowledge about their rights, collaborate with community leaders and organizations to promote the immigrant community's needs and rights, provide a public voice with regard to immigration reform, as well as provide necessary legal information and services.
The Community Social Advocates provide a variety of presentations and training for the community on topics including:
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.