AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE – IOWA
Iowa Immigrant Rights Program
Based in Des Moines & directed by Erica Johnson, AFSC’s Iowa Immigrant Rights Program works with immigrants in Central Iowa to help build a sense of community so that new immigrants will be able to participate in the political processes in their communities. In collaboration with immigrant and immigrant-ally organizations, AFSC is educating and organizing for comprehensive immigration reform. Sandra Sanchez is the Organizing and Advocacy Director for the program.
AFSC Iowa’s Legal Services Program helps hundreds of immigrants and refugees from dozens of countries each year. The program is directed by Jody Mashek, who is accredited through the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
Centro de Justicia Laboral (CWJ) es una organizacion de miembros que une a los trabajadores de bajos sueldos a través de raza, etnicidad, y de estatus imigratorio para perseguir justicia social y economica a través de la organización a nivel local de las comunidades, la educacion, desarollo de lideres, servicios directos, y alianzas comunitarias.
The Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project works with bond-eligible detained immigrants and their families to pay their bond and get them back in the community. We bond people out of detention to protest and resist unfair policies, to keep families together, and to mitigate the damage our immigration enforcement system does to the health and strength of Iowa communities.
Our goal is to support and defend some of Iowa’s most marginalized populations: those without regularized immigration status or financial resources to navigate the immigration system. The Bond Project’s work is especially valuable now: in the first seven months of 2017, total arrests of immigrants in the interior of the US increased by 43% from the end of 2016. The number of interior arrests of non-citizens never convicted of any crime has almost tripled.
Mission: To strengthen community by embracing our diversity, united in the belief that what we have in common is greater than our differences.
ONE HUMAN FAMILY QCA
A Quad-Cities based organization that sponsors action in support of immigrants.
Celebrating the many faces of our Iowa communities. This page is a place for refugees immigrants and citizens to build a strong integrated state.