immigration

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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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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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The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, June 20, 2019.
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AP News
March 03, 2020 - 1:36 pm
The Supreme Court made it easier Tuesday for states to prosecute immigrants who use fake Social Security numbers to get a job. Read more here.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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AP News
February 26, 2020 - 12:50 pm
The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts. Read more here.
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Kim Glovas
February 24, 2020 - 4:13 pm
An old but seldom enforced federal immigration policy called the "public charge rule" goes into effect Monday. Advocates want to stop fearmongering by the government toward the most vulnerable of the immigrant population. 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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Police guard next to a graffiti wall with the name of a gang as part of a routine patrol in Lourdes, La Libertad, El Salvador.
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AP News
February 06, 2020 - 9:37 am
At least 138 people deported to El Salvador from the United States in recent years were subsequently killed, Human Rights Watch says in a report that comes as the Trump administration makes it harder for Central Americans to seek refuge here. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.
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AP News
February 05, 2020 - 10:20 am
The "great American comeback" President Donald Trump claimed in his State of the Union speech drew on falsehoods about U.S. energy supremacy, health care and the economy as well as distortions about his predecessor's record. Read more here.
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2020 Iowa Caucus satellite location at Houston Hall on Penn’s campus
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Andrew Kramer
February 04, 2020 - 7:20 am
Registered Iowa voters didn't have to be in the Hawkeye State to take part in the first caucus of the Democratic primary election. One of the satellite locations was right here in Philadelphia, at Houston Hall, on the University of Pennsylvania campus, where 14 people came to debate and endorse...
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