Immigration

City Life

Philly to Remain “Sanctuary City” Despite Threats From Sessions

The Mayor’s Office has responded to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘s threat to cut federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities. 

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City Life

AG Sessions: No More Funds for Sanctuary Cities

During a speech in Washington, D.C. today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that so-called sanctuary cities – or jurisdictions that do not comply with federal immigration laws […]

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City Life

Philly’s Largest Cinco de Mayo Festival Canceled Over Fear of ICE Raids

The organizers of the biggest Cinco de Mayo festival in Philadelphia have canceled the event this year, citing concerns stemming from immigration reform under President […]

Business

SXSW Day 2: Mayor Kenney Keeps It Real on Immigration

The Trump administration has been looming over SXSW this year — there was a well-attended discussion titled “A Conversation With the Failing New York Times” […]

Business

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 […]

City Life

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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Today is Un Dia Sin Inmigrante

This post has been updated: Last update: 4:05pm As we discussed a couple days ago, today is Un Dia Sin Inmigrante–a day without immigrants. Today, […]

City Life

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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Can Philly Restaurants Survive Even a Single Day Without Immigrant Workers?

This story has been updated. Less than a week after the Pennsylvania Senate cleared a controversial bill restricting $1.3 billion in state funding to sanctuary cities, a […]

City Life

Sanctuary Cities Bill That Could Defund Philly Clears Pa. Senate

A bill that could drastically restrict state funding to so-called sanctuary cities like Philadelphia has cleared the Pennsylvania Senate. State lawmakers yesterday pushed the controversial […]

Business

This Tech Company’s Donating $100 to the ACLU for Every Applicant It Interviews

We’re witnessing a big trend here in Philly tech. First Seer Interactive CEO Wil Reynolds spoke out against Trump’s immigration ban, then Blackfynn and O3 […]

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City Life

WATCH: Syrian Family Deported From PHL Lands at JFK

The Syrian family who was deported from the Philadelphia International Airport on January 28th – one day after President Donald Trump passed his executive order on […]

Business

Comcast Employees: “Immigrants Are Welcome Here”

About 48 hours after plans of a protest began to spread over an internal Slack channel, more than 600 Comcast employees in Philadelphia took to […]

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Business

Comcast Employees to Protest Trump Immigration Ban

Some Comcast employees will take time off the job on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive ban on immigrants and migrants from seven predominantly […]

City Life

Pa. Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Anti-Union, Anti-Immigrant Bills

Much like President Donald Trump, Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are wasting no time in using their majority status to pass bills on their agenda.