Immigration advocates in Philadelphia joined Mayor Nutter on Friday in support of the president’s plan.
President Obama on Thursday defended the actions he’s taking to shield about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation as “lawful” and consistent with what his predecessors have done.
The Philadelphia immigrant community will be watching and waiting in anticipation of President Obama’s decision.
Immigration advocates are warning about a new tactic being used by con men who prey on people seeking citizenship.
Immigration reform advocates say that months of protests have fallen on deaf ears and, with November elections approaching, the impact of broken promises will be visible at the polls.
It was a range of emotions among immigrant families after hearing that President Obama will delay executive action on immigration reform.
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.
Pro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.
Some groups from our area are rallying in PA as part of a National Day of Action.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.”
The panel convened to call attention to the issue also reinforced how hard it is to combat this type of crime.