Denver, CO -- (June 20, 2011) The Colorado office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) rejects the Department of Homeland Security’s recently announced fruitless adjustments to address the overall failure of the Secure Communities Initiative and its continued civil and human rights abuses.
As part of our Just Communities/Comunidades Justas campaignCentro Presente invites you to a Public Event to deliver more than a thousand postcards URGING the Patrick administration to not enter Massachusetts into the "Secure Communities" Program.
Where: Grand Staircase, Massachusetts State House
Andres Del Castillo- Student Immigrant Movement
Damaris López- Director of Programs, Agencia ALPHA
Immigrant groups and allies celebrated the action of the new RI Governor Chafee's rescinding of the former Governor's Executive Order on Immigration. The groups had met many times with Gov. Chafee to help him understand the devastating impact of that order on the community. At the signing ceremony Governor Chafee commented that "anyone who works hard and abides by our laws is welcome here".
This article appeared in the Providence Journal on Thursday January 6th.
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