Immigration

Pittsburgh May Day march for immigration rights

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 3:55pm - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

Rally, march, and celebration of resistance

People will rally at Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers hall and at 6 p.m. will march for immigration rights to the IBEW Local 5 Hall where there will be food, music, and dance from the many cultural and ethnic traditions that built Pittsburgh. 

On Sacred Ground: Encountering God's transforming power at an immigrant rights march

Boston Immigrants Rights March 2010

Boston immigrants rights march, 2010

Boston Immigrants Rights March 2010

Note: This post, a reflection on the immigrant rights march in Boston in 2010, was originally published in 2011 in The Crier, the newsletter of the NEYM Racial, Social, and Economic Justice Committee.

Immigration Hotline Available thru Immigrant Rights Program, Newark

Questions about immigration issues, VAWA, detention, asylum, TPS, etc.? Call the Hotline in Newark -- Tuesday 11 AM - 1 PM.

973-643-1924

 

Legal services work brings a family together

An Eritrean refugee in Iowa is reunited with his family, with help from AFSC.

Jody Mashek can tell you all about the headaches, heartaches and frustrating delays of U.S. immigration law.

She can also show you the joy on a father’s face when he’s finally reunited with his family.

Jody directs the legal services component of AFSC’s Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines. Each year the program assists several hundred immigrants and refugees from around the world.

After detention and decades of waiting, family can apply for green cards

For Fredd Reyes, the U.S. is home. He’s lived here since he was two years old and has no memory of his native Guatemala. He was a top student at East Davidson High before attending a local college.

Fredd’s English is better than his Spanish. He is a taxpayer with no criminal record. His younger brother is a U.S. citizen. There was no reason to suspect his past was unusual. Fredd’s friends did not know he was living in the country without documents until he was arrested, detained, and threatened with deportation.

New U.S. citizens in Miami celebrate

In November, just a week after the U.S. presidential election in which immigration issues played a prominent role, over 200 Miami-area residents gathered together to celebrate their new status as U.S. citizens.

Each student took the stage to shake the hand of their teacher, Paul-Andre Mondesir, AFSC’s Haitian community social advocate, who guided them through the complex path to becoming a citizen in the twice-weekly class he teaches in a tiny strip mall storefront.

To heal the world: Building an immigrant rights movement in Denver

"Families belong together" protest puppet download

Puppet holding sign that says families belong together

Press conference in front of Senator Bennet's office in Denver.

Fair treatment of all residents of Denver is the focus of the grassroots immigrant rights movement that has built up over the past few decades. 

Fair treatment of all residents of Denver is the focus of the grassroots immigrant rights movement that has built up over the past few decades. 

To Heal the World: Building an immigrants' rights movement in Denver, Colorado (PODCAST)

What do safe communities really look like? That question has been the focus of many in Denver, Colo., a city that has been home to many immigrants over the past 20 years. For AFSC, the answer can only be found by bringing together immigrants and non-immigrants to work together to ensure the fair treatment of all of the city's residents and work for equal human rights. Listen to the voices of community members working with AFSC to support the rights of immigrants in the Denver area.

Recommended films on immigration

Compiled by Coloradans for Immigrant Rights, a list of DVDs and VHS on the subject of immigration to help educate you and your community about the issues.

Film discussion questions

Compiled by Coloradans for Immigrant Rights, a list of discussion quetsions to explore ethical issues raised by any film.

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