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Immigration Reform

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Congressmen Inspect Central Pa. Facility Housing Immigrant Children

Congressmen Jim Gerlach, Pat Meehan, and Charlie Dent (all R-Pa.) visited a children’s home in western Berks County where children were being placed by the government.

07/22/2014

(Pro- and anti-immigration advocates share sidewalk space outside the Bourse Building, where the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia is located.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Anti-Immigration Protesters Outnumbered By Demonstrators Backing Reform

Pro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.

07/18/2014

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Immigration Reform Advocates Fed Up, Want President Obama To Take Action

Some groups from our area are rallying in PA as part of a National Day of Action.

06/28/2014

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

NJ Lawmaker Wants To Allow Non-Legal Residents to Gain Driving Privileges

A bill now under consideration in the New Jersey legislature would allow a resident of the state who is not a legal citizen to get a driver’s license.

04/22/2014

(A rally for immigration reform outside the office of US Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pa.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

National ‘Fast For Families’ Visits Philadelphia Area, Promoting Immigration Reform

“We’ve been calling on people to fast because now is the time,” said Lisa Sharon Harper (at lectern in photo), who works for the DC-based Sojourners.

04/02/2014

(In Philadelphia City Council chambers, councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, at lectern, discussed Philadelphia's policy of cooperting with ICE.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hearing Sought Before Nutter Modifies ICE Cooperation Agreement

Now, when Philadelphia police stop an undocumented immigrant for even a minor offense, officers will enter the person’s information into a database shared with federal immigration authorities.

02/20/2014

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing Recent IRS Screening Scandal

Dom Giordano Talks With Sen. Toomey About Republican Strategy For Immigration Reform

Giordano asked Senator Toomey why this issue has taken precedent on the Republican agenda ahead of the fight around the Affordable Care Act and the economy.

02/04/2014

(President Obama, in the Oval Office, works on his 2014 State of the Union address.  Credit: Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Obama Will Ask Congress To Increase Minimum Wage For Private-Sector Workers

US labor secretary Tom Perez says the president will call for job creation, immigration reform, and a higher minimum wage, “to insure that we have a healthy middle class.”

01/28/2014

(The panel featured Vanessa Stine of the nonprofit Notario Fraud Project, Carla Pendino and David Spaulding of USCIS, assistant Philadelphia DA Derek Ricker, and assistant US attorney Dan Velez.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Panel Says Helping Immigrants Avoid Fraud Is An Uphill Battle

The panel convened to call attention to the issue also reinforced how hard it is to combat this type of crime.

12/04/2013

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Immigration Advocates Hold UN-Thanksgiving Dinner To Protest Deportation

Dozens of immigration advocates braved the cold and rain Tuesday to hold an UN-Thanksgiving Day dinner to demand that President Obama immediately stop deportations of undocumented immigrants.

11/27/2013

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Group Trekking Across New Jersey To Ask For US Immigration Reform

The walkers, accompanied by well-wishers, set off from Camden for stops in Trenton and Freehold.

11/18/2013

(Clergy and others call on the federal government to undertake immigration reform.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Pennsylvania Clergy Call On US Government To Reform Immigration Laws

At a press conference in center city, their message was that immigration is not just a legal and economic issue, but a moral one.

11/07/2013

(Undocumented Mexican immigrant Jeanette Vizguerra, her husband Salvador, and their children walk to her immigration hearing in federal court in Denver.  Vizguerra is a mother of four children, three of whom were born in the US as American citizens.    Credit:  John Moore/ Getty Images)

Delaware Valley Groups Fight To End Illegal Predation On Immigrants By ‘Notarios’

Many of these notaries are not licensed attorneys and the customer ends up losing a lot of money.

10/11/2013

(Credit: John McDevitt)

Immigration Reform Rally Held In Philadelphia

Immigration reform rallies were being held in more than 100 U.S. cities Saturday, including in Philadelphia.

10/05/2013

(SEIU members rally for immigration reform at Love Park in June.  Credit: Molly Daly)

Pennsylvania Groups Press For Quicker Action on Immigration Reform

The events include town hall meetings, business roundtables, prayer vigils, and rallies in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and other counties.

09/05/2013

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