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Members of Syrian Family Deported at PHL Sue President Trump

Members of a Syrian family who were detained and deported by officials at the Philadelphia International Airport this past weekend have sued President Donald Trump, the Department […]


Pa. Senate Considering Bill That Would Defund Philly

Update, 5 p.m.: Senate Bill 10 was pulled from the Senate Appropriations Committee agenda this afternoon. Earlier: The Pennsylvania Senate is scheduled to consider a […]

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Penn President Amy Gutmann Rips Into Trump’s Immigration Ban

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann blasted President Donald Trump‘s executive order on immigration yesterday, calling it “injurious to our work and inimical to our values.” 

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Toomey (Finally) Speaks Up In Support of Trump’s Immigration Ban

While thousands of protestors – and a few politicians – convened in Philadelphia this weekend to protest President Donald Trump‘s recent executive order on immigration, […]

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The Latest: How Philly’s Reacting to Trump’s Immigration Ban

Between 5,000 and 6,000 people gathered at the Philadelphia International Airport yesterday to protest President Donald Trump‘s executive order to limit travel for refugees and […]


Trump: I’ll Strip Federal Funding From Philadelphia

At a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump’s press secretary told reporters that the president has signed an executive order to strip federal grant […]

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Philly Law Enforcement Officials Create Human-Trafficking Task Force

Law enforcement officials in Philadelphia have created a human-trafficking task force, thanks to a $1.3 million federal grant. 

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State College Borough Passes Resolution Vowing to Protect Immigrants

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mistook a resolution passed by the Borough of State College for an action by Pennsylvania State University. While […]

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Pa. Legislator Wants to Punish “Sanctuary Campuses”

A Pennsylvania legislator plans to introduce a bill that, if passed, could cut funding from colleges and universities in the state that declare themselves “sanctuary campuses.”

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Penn: We Won’t Share Info About Undocumented Students

Saying it will “continue to advocate passionately for comprehensive immigration reform,” the University of Pennsylvania’s top administrators said today in an email to the staff […]

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After Trump Win, Undocumented Father Seeks Sanctuary in Philly Church

You can trace the tradition of churches offering physical sanctuary to those who sought it back to the early Christian Church in Rome. In England, […]

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This Anti-Immigration Bill Has Stalled In Harrisburg — And It Should Stay Stalled

Philly Republican state Rep. Martina White’s controversial HB 1885 bill, which would penalize and make liable municipalities with sanctuary city protections in place for undocumented residents, did […]

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Detaining Asylum-Seekers in Berks Is a Tragedy; Detaining Their Children Is Immoral

I’ve been reading and rereading Warsan Shire’s poetry lately. The Somali-British poet was launched to a level of fame poets rarely achieve when Beyoncé extensively […]


Watch: The Story of South Philly Barbacoa’s Cristina Martinez

As part of Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants coverage, the magazine produced a video on Cristina Martinez, the undocumented Mexican chef who runs the #6 restaurant on […]

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City to Host Immigration Forum During the Democratic National Convention

The Mayor’s office will host a discussion on immigration during the Democratic National Convention this month. Mayor Jim Kenney will join Bill de Blasio, the […]