Immigration

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City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

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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 […]

City Life

Philly’s El Carnaval de Puebla Festival Is Back After Brief Hiatus

One of Philly’s largest Latin American heritage celebrations is making a triumphant return at the end of April after taking a year off over fear […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

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City Life

Philly Officials and Church Leaders Helped an Undocumented Mom Send Her Kids to School

Church leaders, city officials and community organizers gathered at the Church of the Advocate in North Philly on Monday morning to help an undocumented immigrant […]

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City Life

DA Larry Krasner Hires Staffer to Protect Immigrants’ Rights

District Attorney Larry Krasner has announced a new position in the Philly prosecutor’s office geared toward protecting immigrants’ rights. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Krasner said […]

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Buy Herman’s New “Shithole Blend” Coffee, Support Local Immigrants

One Philly coffee shop is fighting back against racism and xenophobia by donating a portion of proceeds from a new whole-bean blend to programs that support immigrants in […]

City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]