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Supreme Court blocks DAPA: Immigrant leaders respond

EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION DISASTROUSLY BLOCKED: Supreme Court announces 4-4 decision, Immigrant leaders respond June 23, 2016 – Today we weep over the Supreme Court’s disastrous  4-4 decision against President Obama’s Executive Order on immigration. Because of the Supreme Court tie, the decision of the lower court, which was negative, will be upheld. If it had […]

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United Methodist Conference of Eastern PA Endorses Licenses For All!

Great news for the campaign for driver’s licenses for all in Pennsylvania! On June 17, 2016, after organizing for months, today the Eastern PA Conference of the United Methodist Church passed a formal resolution supporting our legislation at their Annual Conference! The  Conference represents over 100,000 people in the state and sends a powerful message to

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“Sanctuary in the Streets” Raid Response!

In case of a raid, call NSM’s emergency hotline number: 267-333-9530 On May 25, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia faith leaders gathered to launch “Sanctuary in the Streets” – direct action to stop Obama’s deportation raids targeting refugee families.  To fight back against the Obama Administration’s new round of raids, congregations across the city are building teams of people ready

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Thanking Mayor Kenney for standing strong as a Sanctuary City

After Mayor Kenney yet again re-affirmed Philadelphia’s status as a “Sanctuary City” – that all police and jails will not cooperate with ICE to deport community members out of our city – the Philadelphia Family Unity Network (PFUN) coalition delivered him our thank you in City Hall! Latino, Cambodian, and Indonesian immigrants delivered him a

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Immigrant leaders react to new round of deportation raids targeting Central American refugee families

On May 12th, the Obama Administration revealed plans to do another set of deportation raids targeting Central American mothers and children. This comes after a wave of raids deported at least 121 refugees in January. The announcement also comes one week after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson came to Philadelphia to convince Mayor Kenney and the

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Philly stands strong as a Sanctuary City

Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson held a meeting with New Sanctuary Movement, the coalition Philadelphia Family Unity Network, Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, Councilwoman Helen Gym, representatives of Mayor Kenney’s office, and others. He came to convince us to give up our Sanctuary City policy and collaborate with ICE again through the Priorities Enforcement Program.

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2016 Harrisburg lobby day for driver’s licenses!

On Monday, April 11, we went to the Pennsylvania capitol, Harrisburg, for the annual lobby day with the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. Along with other coalition partners (MILPA, CASA, Make the Road PA), we held legislative visits with state representatives to push forward our bill for unmarked driver’s licenses for all.  Let’s keep moving

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PA Legislators follow Trump with Anti-Immigrant and Racist Legislation

(Espanol abajo) On March 23, 2016, a group of PA State Representatives, including Representative Martina White of N.E. Philadelphia, Representative Daryl Metcalfe of Butler, Dom Costa of Allegheny, Doyle Heffley of Carbon, and Jerry Knowles of Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill have introduced a package of anti-immigrant bills to address what they call the “alien invasion” of Pennsylvania. Following Donald

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Petition: Win religious denomination support for driver’s licenses for all in PA

As part of a state-wide coalition fighting for unmarked licenses for all, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia is seeking official endorsement from religious denominations in Pennsylvania. Through a process of strategic analysis, our immigrant members have concluded that harnessing the unified power of our religious denominations is a critical way to move forward the legislation to

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Step Forward, Step Back: Municipal IDs & Anti-Sanctuary City Bill in PA

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] (Espanol abajo) What a difference one day makes for immigrant justice. On Wednesday, February 24, Rep. Martina White, who represents parts of Northeast Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, announced plans to introduce a bill that would harshly punish “Sanctuary Cities” like Philadelphia, which have ended local cooperation with federal deportation officials.

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