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Mayor Nutter signs the executive order. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Ends Local Cooperation With ICE Detainers

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.

04/16/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Advocacy Group Calls For Halt On Deportations Following Immigrant Household Raids

At a time with immigration reform has many undocumented immigrants feeling empowered, a local advocacy group is calling for a moratorium on deportations following alleged FBI raids of immigrant households in South Philadelphia.

07/03/2013

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

Local Advocates Watch Cautiously As Immigration Reform Heads To The US House

The immigration reform bill sailed through the United States Senate yesterday, offering hope of citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants across the country.

06/28/2013

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Local Experts Weigh In On Immigration Reform

President Obama and the US Senate has agreed that immigration reform will be a top priority this year, but local advocates for undocumented immigrants are wary.

02/03/2013

(Credit: Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio)

Teachers, Students And Parents Gather To Protest Closing Of 37 Philadelphia Schools

The rally was organized by the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools and Juntos, a non-profit that works for equal rights for the Latino immigrant community.

01/29/2013

US President Barack Obama arrives on stage after winning the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by defying the dragging economic recovery and high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Latino Community In Spotlight After Election

President Obama won last week’s election with an electoral landslide, largely because of the Latino vote. Philadelphia has a large Latino population and they’re hoping immigration reform will be a top priority.

11/12/2012