New Sanctuary Movement

Philadelphia Immigrant Community Awaits President's Immigration Reform DecisionThe Philadelphia immigrant community will be watching and waiting in anticipation of President Obama's decision.
11 Philadelphia Congregations Promise Sanctuary For Immigrants Facing Deportation "The goal is to make President Obama act," said Peter Pedemonti, executive director of the New Sanctuary Movement.
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.
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.
Immigration Advocates Hold UN-Thanksgiving Dinner To Protest DeportationDozens 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.
Pennsylvania Clergy Call On US Government To Reform Immigration LawsAt a press conference in center city, their message was that immigration is not just a legal and economic issue, but a moral one.