sanctuary city

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Steve Tawa
April 12, 2019 - 2:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When Mayor Kenney heard that the Trump administration had reportedly considered releasing detainees to "Sanctuary Cities," to retaliate against political critics, he would have taken any and all sent this way. While the Washington Post reports the plan never...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
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April 12, 2019 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds — just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials said the idea had been discussed but quickly rejected. "Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change...
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Justin Udo
December 13, 2018 - 7:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A family’s fight to stay in the United States reaches an important milestone and brings a big change to their living situation. If Carmela Hernandez and her four children leave sanctuary shelter they risk being deported to their home country of Mexico. A new place...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
October 12, 2018 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A federal judge handed Philadelphia a victory in June, upholding its "sanctuary city" immigration policy, but that was not the last word on the issue. The Justice Department appealed the ruling in July. The city filed its response last week and, on Friday, received...
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Carmela Hernandez and her 14-year-old daughter, Keyri, held a press conference in the lobby of 2000 Market Street.
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Cherri Gregg
October 10, 2018 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An undocumented mother of four who has been holed up in a North Philadelphia church since last December and seeking asylum, left sanctuary Wednesday to hold a sit-in at the office of Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey. Carmela Hernandez and her 14-year-old daughter, Keyri,...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a strongly worded opinion, a federal judge has ruled in favor of Philadelphia in its lawsuit against the Trump administration over immigration policy. Judge Michael Baylson handed Philadelphia an unequivocal victory, finding the city's policies are "reasonable,...
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Pat Loeb
May 21, 2018 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The city of Philadelphia and the U.S. Department of Justice have rejected a federal judge's suggestion that they find common ground on an issue of immigration enforcement. That means the judge will have to determine the outcome of the city's lawsuit against DOJ. The...
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