immigrants

Deja Lynn Alvarez shops for a support service for undocumented immigrants.
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Shara Dae Howard
April 14, 2020 - 3:06 pm
A Philadelphia activist says the COVID-19 pandemic has made survival even more difficult for a group of people already facing an uphill battle: undocumented immigrants. And she's taking matters into her own hands. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
April 07, 2020 - 6:57 pm
A federal judge has ordered the immediate release of 22 more immigrants detained in two Pennsylvania ICE facilities because of the coronavirus. Philadelphia city lawmakers have joined the call to shut down the facilities. Read more here.
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razor wire on perimeter fence
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Cherri Gregg
March 31, 2020 - 8:05 pm
A federal Judge in Harrisburg issued an order Tuesday freeing 13 medically vulnerable immigrants who were in ICE detention centers across Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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razor wire on perimeter fence
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Cherri Gregg
March 24, 2020 - 9:41 pm
The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking the release of more than a dozen detainees housed in Pennsylvania facilities due to the spread of coronavirus. Advocates are demanding Gov. Tom Wolf to step in. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
February 17, 2020 - 5:42 pm
A pregnant mother was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Feb. 11, as she dropped her child off at a South Philadelphia Head Start program. An ICE spokesman said she was later released for humanitarian reasons, but School District of Philadelphia officials are...
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Attorney General William Barr waves as he walks on stage to speak at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington.
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AP News
February 10, 2020 - 7:08 pm
The Justice Department is filing suit against the state of New Jersey and King County, Washington — home to the city of Seattle — over “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers, Attorney General William Barr said Monday. Read more here.
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Cherri Gregg
February 02, 2020 - 10:39 am
The U.S. Supreme Court recently allowed the Trump administration to move forward with a harsh rule that could keep low-income immigrants, who are on public assistance, from staying in the U.S. Read more here.
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Gavel in a courtroom.
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Cherri Gregg
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
Berks County will pay tens of thousands of dollars to a woman who was detained in its ICE facility. The settlement came on the eve of a trial scheduled to begin Friday — the woman was sexually abused as a teenager by one of the staffers. Read more here.
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New Jersey Capitol
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AP News
December 16, 2019 - 5:45 pm
New Jersey lawmakers passed legislation Monday to allow immigrants who cannot prove they're in the country legally get driver's licenses. Read more here.
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Trapeta B. Mayson
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Hadas Kuznits
December 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The city debuted its newest poet laureate Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia, who will be a champion for the verse over the next two years. Read more here.
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