Kenney Signs Series Of Executive Orders On His First Day As Mayor

By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s new Mayor, Jim Kenney, got down to business Monday afternoon, signing five executive orders.

The first four were the official announcement of cabinet positions. The fifth one, however, will have the most lasting impact on one sector of the city’s population.

“Executive order 5-16, which states that authorities will not cooperate with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainment requests.”

Former Mayor Nutter had initially made Philadelphia a sanctuary city in 2014, but he rescinded that order late in his administration.

Erika Almeron is with Juntos, a Latino immigrant organization.

“We’re super excited. Kenney was one of the first people to really meet with Juntos on getting Nutter to sign the first executive order. He was behind it from the beginning.”

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