Just came across this interesting newsletter from the American Friends Service Committee [AFSC].
Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to stop Congress from expanding deadly immigrant detention (if you haven’t signed, you can still add your name here). We’ll keep you posted on ways to take action to defund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the weeks ahead.
Here are more resources to help you stay informed and support your activism.
Six things you might not know about public opinion on immigration: Polling shows that public support for immigration is at an all-time high – which means we can build support for more humane policies, like abolishing ICE.
Organizing to keep families together: As the Trump administration ends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, here’s how communities are pushing back.
Trump’s attacks on the legal immigration system explained: We look at how the administration is aggressively reshaping the legal immigration system in support of a white nationalist agenda.
Indonesians in New Hampshire get reprieve from deportation: “While these families take the next steps to seek refuge here, we must insist that Congress create humane immigration policies so that no one has to live with the uncertainty and fear that they have suffered for so long,” said AFSC’s Maggie Fogarty. (Foster’s Daily Democrat)
The United States has separated families before: Quaker Joyce Sandy tells the story of four periods in U.S. history in which the government ripped families apart and urges us to work to stop these racist practices.
Second Chance Act could give West Virginia woman fresh start: Here’s one story about how a new state law, advocated for by AFSC, is helping formerly incarcerated people apply for jobs. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
News from the No Cop Academy campaign: As community members organize against plans for a new police academy in Chicago, a new report shows that most residents want public resources to be devoted to education, youth programs, and other services that would strengthen their communities.
Young people transforming Somalia: Youth demonstrate what can happen when we invest in human potential in even the most challenging environments.
How AFSC uses research to advance social justice: Learn more about our communications research, which helps us reach a range of audiences on issues like immigration, working for peace in Palestine and Israel, and more.
Have a great weekend!