refugees

Mayor Jim Kenney and President Donald Trump
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Pat Loeb
August 05, 2019 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump's response to the mass shootings over the weekend did not go over well with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney's dislike for the president and his policies are well-known, but he took it perhaps a step further this time. He directly blames...
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In this June 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, from right, from Oregon, speaks to the media
Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP, File
July 09, 2019 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A book by Sen. Jeff Merkley on the treatment of refugees at the Texas border is coming out next month. The publisher is calling "America Is Better Than This" a "cry of outrage." Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, made headlines when he traveled to Texas in 2018 and streamed his efforts to...
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Nancy Pelosi
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
June 25, 2019 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House proposed somewhat tighter requirements for the care of unaccompanied refugee children as they sought to pass a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis involving the thousands of migrant families detained after crossing...
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About 200 people protested Monday outside of the Philadelphia ICE office on North Eighth Street. The rally was against what immigrant rights advocates see as an attempt to use the threat of raids as leverage to push lawmakers to pass reforms.
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Cherri Gregg
June 24, 2019 - 4:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About 200 people protested Monday outside of the Philadelphia ICE office on North Eighth Street. The rally was against what immigrant rights advocates see as an attempt to use the threat of raids as leverage to push lawmakers to pass reforms. "When our communities are...
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Venezuelan migrants
Ariana Cubillos/AP
June 19, 2019 - 11:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. The...
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Sri Lankan refugee Supun Thilina Kellapatha (third from left), his partner Nadeeka (left), with their baby boy Dinath, daughter Sethumdi, Sri Lankan refugee Ajith Puspa (third from right),and Filipino refugee Vanessa Rodel (right) with her daughter Keana
Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
March 25, 2019 - 9:31 pm
By Joshua Berlinger, CNN (CNN) -- Canadian authorities have granted asylum to a woman and her daughter who housed Edward Snowden in Hong Kong after the former NSA contractor leaked classified documents on US surveillance programs around the world in 2013. The decision allows Philippines national...
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Police escort men from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.
Mark Baker/AP Photo
March 15, 2019 - 6:29 am
UPDATED: 3:15 p.m. By Mark Baker and Nick Perry, Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were shot to death at two mosques during midday prayers Friday — most if not all of them gunned down by an immigrant-hating white supremacist who apparently used a helmet-mounted...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Pa. Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler stand with students from, Taggart elementary School in South Philly.
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Steve Tawa
January 22, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A South Philadelphia elementary school with a growing enrollment of refugee students has a new "Family Welcome Center" to help them and their families get settled. As Mayor Kenney walked into Taggart Elementary School at 4th and Porter streets, student musicians sawed...
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Tours of Middle East Galleries at Penn Museum will now be led by refugees and immigrants
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Shara Dae Howard
October 06, 2018 - 10:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's no longer just teachers and retirees leading tours. The Penn Museum is introducing gallery tours led by immigrants and refugees in its new Middle East Galleries. What better way to learn about another culture than to speak to someone from that culture? That's the...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo finishes speaking about refugees as he makes a statement to the media Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the State Department in Washington.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
September 18, 2018 - 12:46 pm
By Susannah George, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people...
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