In the wake of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, more than 2,500 children were separated from their parents and placed into detention “shelters” across the US. The cruelty of this policy has captured the world’s attention and unleashed a series of debates regarding human rights and criminality. […]
Press Contact: Joe Watson Phone: 602.383.4155 Tucson, Arizona — June 14, 2018 — The American Friends Service Committee of Arizona was disheartened to hear of Speaker J.D. Mesnard’s decision to dissolve the Ad Hoc Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform today in response to Rep. David Stringer’s derogatory […]
The for-profit private prison industry is breaking new ground, and not just in Dilley, Texas where the largest family immigrant detention center is currently being built. Aside from the tortured history of family detention centers in Texas (see list below), what makes this plan ground-breaking in the worst […]
Statement of Arizona Border Communities on the Central America Refugee Crisis Recently, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a border security appropriations bill, while the House of Representative adjourned for August without responding in a viable way to the Obama administration’s request for emergency funding to address the […]
AFSC Arizona Program Director, Caroline Isaacs, discusses the impacts of border enforcement expansion on private detention centers.