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New Sanctuary Movement

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

(In Philadelphia City Council chambers, councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, at lectern, discussed Philadelphia's policy of cooperting with ICE.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hearing Sought Before Nutter Modifies ICE Cooperation Agreement

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.

02/20/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Immigration Advocates Hold UN-Thanksgiving Dinner To Protest Deportation

Dozens of immigration advocates braved the cold and rain Tuesday to hold an UN-Thanksgiving Day dinner to demand that President Obama immediately stop deportations of undocumented immigrants.

11/27/2013

(Clergy and others call on the federal government to undertake immigration reform.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Pennsylvania Clergy Call On US Government To Reform Immigration Laws

At a press conference in center city, their message was that immigration is not just a legal and economic issue, but a moral one.

11/07/2013