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Carmela Hernandez has lived at Germantown Mennonite Church for nearly a year.
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Cherri Gregg
November 27, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Carmela Hernandez, a Mexican mother of four, will celebrate her second Thanksgiving Day in sanctuary. She is launching a new form of protest to bring attention to her case. Read more here.
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Archbishop Jose Gomez and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
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AP News
November 12, 2019 - 11:40 am
Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, overwhelmingly won election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read more here.
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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties
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John McDevitt
July 25, 2019 - 5:23 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After 13 months of hard work, members of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties welcomed Hani and Hayam Samaan and their sons, 4 year-old Matthew and 5-year-old Karas, into their new three-bedroom Bridgeport twin home. The Samaans were one...
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Cherri Gregg
June 27, 2019 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a politically charged decision Thursday, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census — for now. Philadelphia immigrant advocates say the Supreme Court made the right call. "It's amazing news," said Miguel...
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President Donald Trump
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May 17, 2019 - 4:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an "arbitrary and capricious" manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that...
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Mayor Jim Kenney has created an office to help the city get the most complete count possible on the 2020 census.
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Pat Loeb
January 29, 2019 - 2:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney has created an office to help the city get the most complete count possible on the 2020 census. The census determines congressional representation and the distribution of an estimated $675 billion in federal funds. After a big push for the 2010 census...
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Ben Miller and Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 16, 2019 - 6:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the partial government shutdown continuing over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the debate over immigration remains open. Meanwhile, some local chefs are working hard to bring attention to the plight of immigrants in the restaurant industry during a fundraiser...
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In this April 29, 2010 file photo, census employees, including Joseph Mintz, seated, and Lesley Rubinger, far right, assemble after a training course in New York.
Bebeto Matthews/AP, file
January 15, 2019 - 11:01 am
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending that officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to...
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FILE - This June 20, 2014, file photo shows a Southwest Key program sign.
AP Photo/Eric Gay, File
December 31, 2018 - 8:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities said Monday they sent prosecutors the results of an investigation into a now-shuttered shelter for immigrant children where videos showed staffers dragging and shoving kids. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigated incidents that took place on three days...
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More than a dozen people stood in solidarity with religious leaders and participated in a prayer meeting in front of the Immigration Customs Enforcement building in Center City.
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Justin Udo
October 29, 2018 - 11:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than a dozen people stood in solidarity with religious leaders and participated in a prayer meeting in front of the Immigration Customs Enforcement building in Center City on Monday morning. Collectively, they prayed that the agency will approve a two-year stay...
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