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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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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Hundreds Flood Rittenhouse to Protest Pence in Philly

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Rittenhouse Square to give Mike Pence a true Philadelphia welcome on Tuesday evening. The vice president arrived around 5 p.m. to […]

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Toomey: Let’s Look Into Opening More Family Detention Centers

Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers (as well as all five living First Ladies) have spoken out against the federal government allowing nearly 2,000 children to be […]

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Report: Philly’s Immigrant Population Has Boomed Since 2000

According to a new study conducted by Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts, the city’s foreign-born population has experienced a boom since 2000, contributing to sustained population […]

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Kenney Celebrates After Judge Sides With Philly in Sanctuary City Case

Mayor Jim Kenney did a literal dance on Wednesday after a federal judge ruled in favor of Philadelphia in its ongoing high-profile “sanctuary city” case […]


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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Brady: I’ll Propose a Bill to Help Immigrant Family in Sanctuary in Philly

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady was among the officials who joined the fight to support Carmela Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant mother currently in sanctuary with her […]

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ICE Criticized for Arresting Married Gay Man During Green Card Interview in Philly

Social justice organizations GALAEI and Juntos have joined forces to protest the detainment of a married undocumented gay immigrant on January 31st in Philadelphia. A […]