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Philly Today: Let Us Now Welcome the Migrants Texas Just Sent Us on a Bus

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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Land of Hope and Dreams

It began when a girl disappeared. Dulce Maria Alavez, five years old, was taken by her mother, Noema, to the park in Bridgeton, a small […]

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City Life

A Philly Photographer’s Wrenching Images of the Migrant Caravan in Mexico

While the rest of us were watching the migrant caravan in Mexico on our TVs last fall, Philadelphia photographer Ada Trillo left her two teenage […]

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City Life

Meet the Asylum Seeker Leading Philly’s Fight Against the National Immigration Crackdown

This interview was conducted as part of our New Philly Power series, which highlights 38 Philadelphians determined to shake up the city’s status quo. Read more here. In […]

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The Immigrant on My Couch

It’s 6 a.m. in Fairmount, and my fiancé, Anush, and I are tiptoeing around our living room, getting ready for a run before work. We […]

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Longtime Social Justice Activist Erika Almirón Announces City Council Bid

Erika Almirón, a social justice activist, announced on Monday her bid for an at-large seat on Philadelphia City Council. Almirón says she is running on a progressive platform […]

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Philly’s Top Chefs Are Cooking in Support of This Undocumented Mother

Asylum-seeking undocumented mother Carmela Apolonio Hernandez and her four children have sought sanctuary from an ICE deportation order in North Philly’s Church of the Advocate for the past 10 […]


Philly Restaurants Are Banding Together to Support Healthy Immigrant Communities

Philly’s restaurant community has stepped up its support of immigrant communities, and diners have another opportunity to taste something special while contributing to a good […]


South Philly Barbacoa Was on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

We got word a few weeks ago that none other than pioneering late-night host Samantha Bee was filming a segment in Philly for her show Full […]

City Life

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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The Real Trouble With Trigger Warnings

Trigger warning: The op-ed you’re about to read might make you feel uncomfortable about your privilege, upset at the troublesome society we live in, and […]

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Police Arrest 12 People During Multiple ICE Protests

Philadelphia police arrested 12 people on Tuesday during two separate protests against Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. The demonstrations took place on a “National Day of Action […]

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Kenney Says City Will End ICE Data-Sharing Agreement

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Friday that the city will not renew a contentious agreement that allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement to access a […]

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ICE Protesters in Philly Aren’t Going Away Quietly — Or Soon

Protesters in Philadelphia marched Wednesday morning from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to City Hall, bringing their concerns — again — straight to Mayor […]

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New Philly Mural Takes a Stand Against Trump Immigration Policy

A 900-square-foot mural of an immigrant couple and their young child, all three glowing with gold halos, now illuminates a wall in the Fairhill section […]