Immigrants, clergy and others want Republican State Representative John Taylor of Port Richmond to support the bill.
It was a range of emotions among immigrant families after hearing that President Obama will delay executive action on immigration reform.
Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order today that changes Philadelphia’s policy on immigration and customs enforcement detainers, known as ICE holds. Immigration advocates are calling the new policy is one of the most progressive in the country.
It was standing room only as the newly formed Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform made a collective statement on the type of comprehensive legislation they would like to see.