Sanctuary: What does it mean for Easthampton?

Given the steps taken toward making Easthampton a “sanctuary city”, and in an effort to build support and understanding in town, Jeff Napolitano of American Friends Service Committee and Merri Ansara have organized a community forum called “Sanctuary: What does it mean for Easthampton.” The forum is for those who live and work in Easthampton.…

Immigration Policies and Local Answers to a Global Issue

Monday, March 9 4:30 p.m. Lewis Global Studies Center Smith College’s Lewis Global Studies Center and the Center for Community Collaboration is organizing a panel entitled “Immigration Policies and Local Answers to a Global Issue: Resettlement Experiences and Challenges of Displaced People.” Panelists will include AFSC Program Coordinator Jeff Napolitano and Susannah Crolius of the…

US: Migrants Returned to Danger

Serious Flaws in Border Screening of Fleeing Central Americans October 16, 2014 from Human Rights Watch (San Pedro Sula) – The US government’s rapid-fire screening of unauthorized migrants at the border is sending Central Americans back to the risk of serious harm, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 44-page report, “‘You…