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10 Things You Might Not Know About Philly’s June 1919 Anarchist Bombings

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling blocking President Obama‘s executive actions on immigration. A terrible hate crime against a club full of mostly Latino gays in Orlando. Foreigners blamed […]

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Why the Co-Owner of One of Philly’s Favorite Taquerias Was in Jail Yesterday

The simple story is this: Yesterday, for about an hour or so, the I-676 ramp at Vine street was blocked by a 13-year-old boy, a […]

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SCOTUS Deadlock on Obama’s Immigration Plan: Shameful and Wrong

One of my most vivid memories in recent years is of the evening of November 20th, 2014, when I was in an overcrowded South Philly eatery […]

People assemble for a press conference at Juntos in response to today's Supreme Court ruling on immigration

Philly Latino Activists: Obama Is “Deporter-in-Chief”

According to Philadelphia’s Latino immigrant activists, Barack Obama’s primary legacy from his eight years in office can be summed up in three words: Deporter in […]

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New Play Asks: What’s It Actually Like to Be an Immigrant

The current presidential saga has brought the subject of immigration to an unfortunate and incendiary head, but what’s it like to actually be an immigrant? […]

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Face It, Sen. Toomey, You’re a Cafeteria Catholic Like the Rest of Us

“I was born and raised Catholic. I am a practicing Catholic. We are active members of our church. Our kids attend Catholic school, so my […]


WATCH: NE Philly Rep. White Clashes with Immigration Activists

Al Día has posted a video showing Northeast Philly State Rep. Martina White yelling at immigrants’ rights activists in her Harrisburg office. Last month, White […]


Bill Would Create Municipal ID in Philly

City Hall may soon issue its own “municipal ID” to Philadelphia residents, a new form of identification modeled on programs in New York, San Francisco and other […]


Pa. “Sanctuary Cities” Could Face Crackdown

A Philadelphia Republican plans to introduce a state bill that would hold “sanctuary cities” liable for damages and crimes caused by undocumented immigrants — and […]

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Area Clergy Rebuke “ICE Raids” Against Immigrants

Nearly 300 clergy members across the Philadelphia area have signed a letter protesting recent “ICE raids” — a series of actions by the federal Immigration […]


Darrell Clarke Is Already Upstaging Mayor Kenney

In 48 short hours, newly minted Mayor Jim Kenney has already set a tone that could very well define his next four (or, more likely, eight) years in office. […]

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Temple Prof: Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Perfectly Constitutional. Sort Of.

In today’s New York Times, Temple University professor Peter Spiro penned an op-ed delving into the legal nuances of Donald Trump‘s proposal to ban all […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to Sanctuary Cities

Immigration has been a long-debated issue in American politics, especially in the past decade. However, upon Donald Trump announcing his candidacy for President and calling […]

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Pro-Immigration Groups Rally Against Nutter’s Proposal to Reverse “Sanctuary City” Policy

More than 50 people gathered at City Hall Monday to condemn the Nutter administration’s proposal to reverse an executive order that limits cooperation between local law enforcement officials and federal immigration […]


South Philly Barbacoa’s Benjamin Miller Hosting Right to Work Events

South Philly Barbacoa’s Benjamin Miller has been a vocal supporter of immigrant restaurant workers and he is going to be hosting a series of events to […]