Immigration

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5 Takeaways From the Joyous, Weird Scene at Independence Mall

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long. Independence Mall was a chaotic, bizarre, beautiful place on Saturday. Pope Francis delivered […]

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Will Syrian Refugees Settle in Philly?

Last week, the Obama administration announced that the United States will take in at least 10,000 refugees from Syria in the coming year. That figure pales in comparison to the […]

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Chaput Slams Trump on Immigration

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput assailed GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying Trump’s rhetoric on immigration “plays on our worst fears and resentments.” The […]

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Kenney Vows to Keep “Sanctuary City” Status

Jim Kenney , the Democratic nominee and presumptive next mayor of Philadelphia, says the city will continue its “sanctuary city” policy of non-compliance with federal immigration authorities.

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The Brief: Another Water Main Broke in West Philly

1. It’s the summer of water main breaks. The gist: A 12-inch water main broke in West Philadelphia on Tuesday evening, according to 6ABC. It led to interruptions […]

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Philadelphia Customs Agent Arrested for Stealing from Deportees

On February 24th, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Justin Ford met with Philadelphia police to take a prisoner facing deportation […]

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Urban Homeownership Is Dying Away

[Updated at 8:15 p.m. with context from a Pew Philadelphia Research Initiative study on the same subject.] Cities are booming, but urban homeownership is fading […]

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Immigrants Are Saving the Italian Market

The millennials get all the press whenever Philadelphia’s population growth comes up, but the city’s booming immigrant communities are actually doing as much or more to […]

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Nutter Joins Mayors Backing Obama on Immigration

Mayor Nutter has joined with mayors of two dozen other large American cities to offer President Obama support in his efforts to reduce deportations of […]

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Daryl Metcalfe’s Bad Religion

Let’s give this to Daryl Metcalfe: If you wanted to create a religious-right bogeyman that almost perfectly fit the fevered nightmares of liberals, he’d pretty […]

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Darryl Metcalfe Moves to Block Immigrant Children from Pennsylvania

You’ve probably heard by now about all those immigrant children who have arrived at America’s southern border this year. Rep. Darryl Metcalfe has, and he […]

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Activists: Immigration Enforcement Shifting to Philly Suburbs

Immigration authorities have moved the bulk of their enforcement activities to the suburbs since Mayor Nutter ended cooperation with the feds during the spring, an […]

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Chris Christie, In Mexico, Doesn’t Want to Talk Immigration

Gov. Chris Christie is in Mexico this week — ostensibly on a trade mission, but probably also burnishing his presidential credentials — but there’s one […]

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Lancaster County to Host Refugee Center

More than 300 refugees — from Burma, Cuba, Somalia, and Bhutan — settled in Lancaster County during the first six months of 2014; now plans […]

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Pa. Republicans Now Afraid Immigrant Kids Are Gang Members

Remember when Gov. Tom Corbett worried that immigrant kids coming north from drug-war-torn countries south of the border might bring diseases with them? Remember how […]