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Judge: Philly “Is Not a ‘Sanctuary City'”

In a major update in the sanctuary cities dispute, a federal judge has moved to prevent the Department of Justice from withholding essential funding to Philly. In […]

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DOJ Slams Philly for “Violating” Immigration Law

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. The Department of Justice has reportedly sent letters to five jurisdictions accused of violating federal […]

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Asplundh Tree Company to Pay $95M in Undocumented Workers Case

Willow Grove-based Asplundh Tree Expert pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of illegally recruiting, hiring and employing undocumented immigrants. The massive company agreed to pay […]

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Feds Slam Asplundh Tree Company Over Undocumented Workers

Willow Grove-headquartered Asplundh Tree Expert – one of the largest private companies in Pennsylvania, with an estimated annual revenue of $3.9 billion – has been charged by […]

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LGBTQ&A: Rafael Alvarez Febo

Rafael Alvarez Febo is the community economic development coordinator for the Office of City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez. We chat with the long-time social justice advocate […]

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More Than 5,000 “Dreamers” Could Be Deported From Pa.

The White House announced on Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump plans end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed nearly 790,000 people who […]

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Here Is the Lawsuit That Philly Just Filed Against Jeff Sessions

Philly sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday in the latest development of the heated sanctuary cities debate. In its lawsuit, the city argues that conditions […]

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AG Jeff Sessions Will Speak in Philly Friday Morning

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak about sanctuary cities and violent crime in Philly Friday morning. Sessions is scheduled to address law enforcement agencies at 11 a.m. at […]

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Wolf Pushes to Revoke License of Berks County Immigration Detention Center

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is attempting to revoke the license of a controversial Pennsylvania immigration detention center. The contentious Berks County Residential Center, located about […]

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Why Sen. Casey Just Tried (and Failed) to Stop an ICE Deportation

An undocumented immigrant mother and her five-year-old son were reportedly deported from a Berks County immigration detention facility and sent back to Honduras, their native […]

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City Council Passes Immigration Resolution

Amid heated national debate about so-called sanctuary cities, Philly is making its immigration stance loud and clear. City Council has passed a resolution this week “recognizing […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Attempt to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities

A federal judge has thwarted President Donald Trump’s attempt to cut funding from so-called sanctuary cities. Trump issued an executive order in February that would strip federal […]

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DOJ: Philly Must Prove it Complies With Federal Immigration Officials

The Department of Justice has requested Philadelphia and eight other jurisdictions to prove that they comply with federal immigration officials. In a letter posted by the Los Angeles Times, […]

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Philly to Remain “Sanctuary City” Despite Threats From Sessions

The Mayor’s Office has responded to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘s threat to cut federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities. 

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AG Sessions: No More Funds for Sanctuary Cities

During a speech in Washington, D.C. today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that so-called sanctuary cities – or jurisdictions that do not comply with federal immigration laws […]