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@AFSC_org help families testify about deportations and separation

July 17, 2012
Artwork by Sophia Villarreal and Jeanette Lim

Artwork by Jeanette Lim and  Sophia Villarreal

Re-posted from the American Friends Service Commitee

Seventy men, women and children visited Washington, DC, seeking justice for families divided by immigration, describing the impact of deportation and detention in a briefing on Capitol Hill to an audience of 90 and during personal visits to lawmakers’ offices.

The group traveled from New Jersey, with support by AFSC’s Newark Immigrant Rights Program and the Interfaith Immigration Coalition.  The families and children had roots in Albania, Togo and Ivory Coast, and four of them told their stories during the June 28 briefing. Immigration attorney and policy expert David Leopold discussed the seriously flawed immigrations system and recent developments as well…To continue, visit the original post.

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