Immigration

One family's journey to DC for the National Action to Realize the Dream

This Aug. 24 at the National Action to Realize the Dream on the anniversary of the original 1963 March on Washington, MaChere Cohen, her two daughters, and five of her grandchildren will be on the bus going from Pittsburgh to Washington.

Quakers working together for immigrant justice

Moral Monday, NC

Moral Monday, NC

Moral Monday outside of the North Carolina legislature.

Note: Lori Fernald Khamala, program director of AFSC's Project Voice in Greensboro, North Carolina, shares the story of how AFSC partnered with FCNL and local Quakers to advocate for humane immigration reform this month. - Madeline

Even though Quaker organizations often work on the same issues and share the same values, it doesn’t mean we always work together as well as we should. But recently, a local collaboration between AFSC and the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) netted big gains.

Julio 26 AFSC CHIP Noticias de inmigracion

Download the PDF of this week update from the Campaign for Humane Immigration Policy team

July 26 AFSC CHIP Immigration Community News Update

Download the PDF of this week update from the Campaign for Humane Immigration Policy team

Immigration Community News Updates

Download our weekly PDF updates from the Campaign for Humane Immigration Policy team.

Reflections from NC Delegation to AFSC Human Rights Summit in Washington, DC

Jodie Geddes and Alex Garrison, both Guilford College students in Greensboro, NC, joined 15 other young people in Washington DC to attend AFSC’s first Human Rights Summit June 24-28, 2013. The youth each picked topics to focus on, and each day participated in workshops giving them background on Human Rights and preparing them for speaking with US Senators and Representatives on their topics of choice. Alex and Jodie chose to focus on immigration reform, which was a hot topic; the immigration reform bill S744 passed the Senate while they were in DC.

An Evening with David Bacon, September 14, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

David Bacon 2013

David Bacon is a California-based photojournalist and labor activist

"As a documentary photographer and journalist, I don't claim to be an unbiased observer. I'm on the side of immigrant workers and unions in the United States and share their struggle for rights and a decent life. I take the side of people in Mexico trying to find alternatives for democratic political change. If the work I do helps to strengthen these movements, it will have served a good purpose."

David Bacon

Annual Fundraising Dinner to Benefit the New Hampshire Program

David Bacon, author of the new book, The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration, will be the guest speaker at the NH Program's annual fundraising event.  As usual, the event will feature a dinner prepared by AFSC volunteers or donated by local restaurants.   The event will kick off David's East Coast tour launching his new book, published by Beacon Press.   

Statement on the Legal Workforce Act and SKILLS Visa Act

 Philadelphia (June 27, 2013) - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization with nearly 100 years of experience working to support the needs and aspirations of communities across the globe, including immigrant communities in the U.S.  We are deeply concerned that the Legal Workforce Act (HR 1772) and the SKILLS Visa Act (HR 2131) will only continue to perpetuate the heartbreaking impacts of the broken, punitive, and unjust U.S. immigration system we see daily in our work. 

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