Immigration

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City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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Support Refugees and Immigrants at Saté Kampar’s Can’t-Miss Dinner Series

South Philadelphia, with its diverse immigrant and refugee populations and a tight-knit community of forward-thinking chefs and restaurateurs, has become ground zero for the dining […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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, […]

Business

Q&A: Takeaways From Philadelphia’s First Immigrant Business Week

This week Philadelphia hosted its inaugural Immigrant Business Week, to celebrate the vast contributions of the city’s immigrant businesspeople. The joint effort on the part […]