immigration

Migrants charge on the Mexican National Guardsmen at the border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Saturday.
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AP News
January 18, 2020 - 4:18 pm
Mexican authorities closed a border entry point in southern Mexico on Saturday after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala. Read more here.
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Berna Altok at Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 15, 2020 - 4:15 pm
The city of Philadelphia is joining forces with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians to improve job prospects for immigrants. The mayor launched the new program, today, at a news conference. Read more here.
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Located inside of Logan Plaza on Old York Road, The Grace Dix Center will provide temporary residential housing and services for to up to 60 migrant youth between ages 13 and 17.
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Cherri Gregg
January 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Philadelphia judge has reinstated the block that would keep a North Philadelphia facility from housing migrant youth from the Southern U.S. border. It's yet another blow to the company which recently laid off all of its workers. Read more here.
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Migrants who are applying for asylum in the United States go through a processing area at a new tent courtroom at the Migration Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facility, in Laredo, Texas.
Eric Gay/AP Photo, File
AP News
January 02, 2020 - 7:50 pm
The U.S. government on Thursday began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles (563 kilometers) away in Juarez, Mexico. Read more here.
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New Jersey Capitol
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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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New Jersey Capitol
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 2:47 pm
New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation to permit immigrants who cannot prove they're in the country legally to obtain driver's licenses. Read more here.
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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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Local residents with visas walk across the Puerta Mexico international bridge to enter the U.S., in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico.
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AP News
November 27, 2019 - 8:46 am
A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday said a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts. Read more here.
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Vanessa, guest of HIAS PA's 11th annual Thanksgiving event.
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Shara Dae Howard
November 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Pennsylvania held its 11th annual Thanksgiving event in Society Hill on Sunday night. The day was organized for guests to experience the welcoming spirit of American communities during what is a frightening political climate for many immigrants.
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