Jasmine Torres, 39, was a secretary at a firm in the 700 block of Allegheny Avenue which specialized in immigration-related services.
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.
Supreme Court Declines To Hear Case Involving Pa. City Ordinance That Barred Undocumented Immigrants From Renting Homes
As KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg tells us, the case is a lesson to local governments regarding immigration.
The justices on Monday declined to take up appeals from the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, Texas, or the city of Hazleton, Pa., of lower court rulings that blocked local ordinances regulating rental housing.
Gov. Chris Christie has held a ceremonial signing of a bill that lowers tuition costs at public colleges for New Jersey students who lack lawful immigration status.
Chris details the latest on the Obamacare enrollment numbers and the Democrats plan to save existing healthcare plans. He also responds to Desean Jackson’s request that Eagles fans don’t boo the team on Sunday. He also talks to Senator Pat Toomey and Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery.
Last year, Ellis Island was swamped and shuttered by Sandy, but after a year of reconstruction, it’s once again open for visitors.
The proposed law would allow all youth access to in-state tuition at Pennsylvania colleges regardless of their immigration status.
Chris reviews the political response to the events in Egypt, the plane crash in San Francisco, and the implementation of the saggy pants ban in Wildwood. He also talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup.
The political divide in the U.S. has created gridlock in the nation’s capital, with immigration reform and the sequester among the matters stuck. But there is a glimmer of a movement to find compromise.
She says, the natural increase when the number of birth outpaces the number of deaths has been the main driver of population growth for nearly 200 years.
Forty-seven people, representing 29 countries, stood to take the oath of citizenship, renouncing allegiance to their former homelands, embracing America as their own.
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill work to hammer out a bill on comprehensive immigration reform, a film that explains the why behind the large number of Latinos immigrating- many illegally- to America will be screened in Philadelphia.
Chris details the story of a woman who has reappeared 11 years after walking away from her family, the decision to offer Plan B over the counter to girls as young as 15, and the third day of deliberations in the Kermit Gosnell trial. He also talks to Senator Pat Toomey, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and Scott Wagner, owner of Penn Waste Inc.
Chris discusses the dismissal of some charges in the trial against Kermit Gosnell, Pat Toomey’s response to the delays caused by FAA furloughs, Pennsylvania Democrats efforts to get Governor Tom Corbett to accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and the reported motivation of the Boston Marathon bombers. He also talks to J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier-Times.