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Philly Unions Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

Around 2,000 union workers gathered on Penn’s Landing on Wednesday to protest President Trump’s immigration policies, including the separation of asylum-seeking families and the denial […]

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I Love My Job: Stop Telling Immigrants to Get in Line, Says Welcoming Center CEO Peter Gonzales

If you ask the Welcoming Center’s president & CEO Peter Gonzales why he’s in the role he’s in, he’ll tell you powerful stories about the […]

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Philly’s ICE Office Arrests More Immigrants Without Convictions Than Any Other

According to a joint investigation conducted by ProPublica and the Inquirer/Daily News, Philadelphia’s regional Immigration and Customs Enforcement office (ICE) arrested more immigrants without convictions […]

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ICE Arrests 107 Immigrants in Philly This Week During “Operation Safe City”

Ever since Donald Trump took control of the White House, there have been frequent rumors of large-scale ICE raids in Philadelphia — rumors that have […]

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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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There’s a Defend DACA Protest Happening in Philly This Morning

Activists plan to protest in Old City on Tuesday morning as President Donald Trump prepares to announce whether or not he’ll keep a program that allows immigrants who were […]

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Trump’s ICE Chief Promises to Crack Down on “Sanctuary Cities”

The acting director of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wants to further crack down on so-called sanctuary cities. In a recent interview with the Washington Examiner, Thomas Homan said […]

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Here’s How Much Spending Power Immigrants Hold in Philly

If last week’s national “Day Without Immigrants” boycott wasn’t enough to signal the impact of immigrants on the economy, a data map released on Tuesday […]

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Pew Report: Philly Is Home to 50,000 Undocumented Immigrants

A new study from the Pew Research Center claims that Philadelphia is home to about 50,000 undocumented immigrants. 

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Protesters Gather at ICE Headquarters After Philly Immigration Arrest

More than 60 activists gathered at Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Philadelphia yesterday to protest an immigration arrest. 

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Area Clergy Rebuke “ICE Raids” Against Immigrants

Nearly 300 clergy members across the Philadelphia area have signed a letter protesting recent “ICE raids” — a series of actions by the federal Immigration […]

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Darrell Clarke Is Already Upstaging Mayor Kenney

In 48 short hours, newly minted Mayor Jim Kenney has already set a tone that could very well define his next four (or, more likely, eight) years in office. […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to Sanctuary Cities

Immigration has been a long-debated issue in American politics, especially in the past decade. However, upon Donald Trump announcing his candidacy for President and calling […]

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Will Syrian Refugees Settle in Philly?

Last week, the Obama administration announced that the United States will take in at least 10,000 refugees from Syria in the coming year. That figure pales in comparison to the […]

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Urban Homeownership Is Dying Away

[Updated at 8:15 p.m. with context from a Pew Philadelphia Research Initiative study on the same subject.] Cities are booming, but urban homeownership is fading […]