Last updated on: 12/19/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“AFSC works to stop detention and deportation, which needlessly tears families and communities apart. We work to create fair immigration policies that protect human rights, provide a path to citizenship, and address the root causes of migration so that those most brutally impacted by economic hardship are not further punished.”

“Detention and Deportation Pipeline,” afsc.org (accessed Dec. 6, 2016)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action…

AFSC has more than nine decades of experience building peace in communities worldwide. Founded in the crucible of World War I by Quakers who aimed to serve both humanity and country while being faithful to their commitment to nonviolence, AFSC has worked throughout the world in conflict zones, in areas affected by natural disasters, and in oppressed communities to address the root causes of war and violence.”

“About AFSC,” www.afsc.org (accessed Dec. 14, 2016)

Mission:

“The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.”

“Mission, Values, and Vision,” afsc.org (accessed Dec. 6, 2016)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit religious worldwide charity
Quoted in:
  1. Should US Customs and Border Enforcement Use Military Equipment to Help Prevent Illegal Immigration?
  2. What Is Immigration Amnesty?