Office of Immigrant Affairs

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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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Philadelphia city officials discuss a new path for immigrants to get visas.
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Justin Udo
October 24, 2019 - 4:51 pm
There's a new path to get a visa for immigrants in Philadelphia who are victims of crime or need to report certain kind of crimes, and officials say it will also help make the city safer.
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
February 14, 2019 - 5:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Under bills passed Thursday in City Council, Philadelphia voters will be asked at least two questions on the May primary ballot. Voters will be asked to eliminate gender-specific language from the city charter. For instance, Councilman Derek Green says, councilman...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
December 04, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney wants the Office of Immigrant Affairs to outlast him, so he's seeking a charter change to make the office a permanent part of city government. The mayor's office said a bill to put the charter change on the May 2019 primary ballot will be introduced...
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