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This petition will be submitted to Congressional representatives to demand they do everything in their power to stop the funding and implementation of these agreements. The agreements give the U.S. power to deport asylum-seekers to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador even if they are not from these countries. By deporting asylum-seekers to countries they are not from and to places where they may face danger, the U.S. denies them protection and violates international refugee law. Please join us to demand that Congress protect people coming to our southern border who are seeking safe haven!
SINCE THE SPRING OF 2019, IRTF HAS...
IRTF has given dozens of presentations and workshops for community groups, congregations, high school and college classes, clubs, and organizations.
IRTF has organized 11 events for our community--from cozy “coffeehouses” to the Social Justice and Fair Trade Teach-Ins with hundreds of attendees.
Through these events and presentations, we have been fortunate to share our values with 3,199 people (just in the past year), 1,209 of whom engaged with IRTF for the first time!
For the people of Colombia and Central America, normal means extreme inequality, suppression of workers’ rights, and crackdowns on civil liberties.
Normal means catastrophic climate shocks like prolonged droughts that destroy land and the subsistence livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of campesinos.
Take 2 steps for peace in Colombia
IRTF takes annual advocacy trips to Washington D.C. to speak with officers in each of our representatives' and senators' W.D.C offices. We express our cries of just policy that promotes freedom, justice, peace, and dignity for our neighbors in this hemisphere. We promote humane immigration policy that sees those arriving at our southern border as refugees rather than criminals, policy that restricts the neoliberal neocolonialist actions of trans and multi-national corporations, and a budget that significantly cuts military aid to central and South America and Mexico, among other issues.
ASSOCIATION OF RURAL WORKERS (ATC) is the main member of La Via Campesina in Nicaragua, and plays an important role strengthening the peasant movements not just in Nicaragua, but across all of Central America.