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Mayor Nutter Urges Swift Implementation of White House Immigration Reform PlanImmigration advocates in Philadelphia joined Mayor Nutter on Friday in support of the president's plan.
President Addresses The Nation On Immigration ReformPresident 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.
Philadelphia Immigrant Community Awaits President's Immigration Reform DecisionThe Philadelphia immigrant community will be watching and waiting in anticipation of President Obama's decision.
Advocates Warn Local Immigrants To Beware Of Notario FraudImmigration advocates are warning about a new tactic being used by con men who prey on people seeking citizenship.
In Philadelphia, A Push For Quicker Action on Unauthorized ImmigrantsImmigration 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.
Local Advocates React To President's Decision To Delay Immigration Reform Action It was a range of emotions among immigrant families after hearing that President Obama will delay executive action on immigration reform.
Congressmen Inspect Central Pa. Facility Housing Immigrant ChildrenCongressmen 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.
Phila. Anti-Immigration Protesters Outnumbered By Demonstrators Backing ReformPro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.
Immigration Reform Advocates Fed Up, Want President Obama To Take ActionSome groups from our area are rallying in PA as part of a National Day of Action.
NJ Lawmaker Wants To Allow Non-Legal Residents to Gain Driving PrivilegesA 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.
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.
Hearing Sought Before Nutter Modifies ICE Cooperation AgreementNow, 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.