Immigration Advocates Oppose Bill Forcing Pa. Agencies To Verify Citizenship Before Issuing BenefitsPhiladelphia's immigration advocates held a press conference Wednesday demanding that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf veto the bill.
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.
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.
Philadelphia Ends Local Cooperation With ICE DetainersMayor 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.
Advocacy Group Calls For Halt On Deportations Following Immigrant Household RaidsAt 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.
Local Advocates Watch Cautiously As Immigration Reform Heads To The US HouseThe immigration reform bill sailed through the United States Senate yesterday, offering hope of citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants across the country.
Local Experts Weigh In On Immigration ReformPresident 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.
Teachers, Students And Parents Gather To Protest Closing Of 37 Philadelphia SchoolsThe 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.
Latino Community In Spotlight After ElectionPresident 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.