Against ICE Holds

Unity Statement on the ICE Hold victory from the Philadelphia Family Unity Network

We stand here today as members of the Philadelphia Family Unity Network to celebrate the historic victory of ending ICE holds in Philadelphia. This moment represents years of organizing, coalition building, and hard work by community groups across Philadelphia against immoral deportation policies. It also represents successful partnerships with Mayor Nutter’s administration and City Council,

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Successful City Council hearing leads to pending end to ICE holds, deportation requests

Community-Led Coalition Calls for an End to All ICE Holds Philadelphia—On Wednesday, March 12th, City Council held a historic public hearing on Philadelphia’s compliance with ICE holds, which are non-mandatory requests from the federal immigration enforcement office to local Philadelphia law enforcement to hold someone who should otherwise be released. Immigrant leaders, advocates, and allies

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Philadelphia City Council hearing on ICE Holds

Philadelphia City Council holds a hearing about Philadelphia’s ICE hold policy. The PFUN coalition organizes speakers and packs Council chambers with hundreds of supporters. Although City Council doesn’t have the power to change this policy, it puts unprecedented pressure on Mayor Nutter as Council members come out in our favor and urge Mayor Nutter to change

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New Sanctuary Movement written testimony for 3/3/14 City Council hearing on ICE holds

To: Chairman of City Council’s Public Safety Committee, Councilman Curtis Jones CC: Philadelphia City Council, Mayor Michael Nutter Dear Councilman Jones, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia writes in support of the March 3, 2014 City Council public hearing on the collaboration between the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and urges

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Press Conference with City Council, Citywide Coalition to Demand End to All ICE Holds

Press Conference with City Council, Community Organizations to Demand End to All ICE Holds Immigrants and City Council members: “Philadelphia police should not cooperate with non-mandatory requests from deportation agents!” WHAT Press Conference: City of Philadelphia Must End All Cooperation with ICE Holds WHO Councilman Kenney, Councilwoman Quinones Sanchez, 1Love Movement, JUNTOS, New Sanctuary Movement,

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Three Things You Can Do to End ICE hold requests in Philly

(Espanol abajo) On Monday, March 3 at 1pm, Philadelphia City Council will hold a public hearing on the impact of the collaboration between the Philadelphia Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The toxic relationship between local police and federal deportation agents has resulted in the unjust deportation of hundreds of people out of

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Mayor concedes to weak policy, coalition rejects the concession

Mayor Nutter concedes to stopping some – but not all – ICE holds and asks the PFUN coalition to call off the planned City Council hearings. He wants to continue deporting people with criminal convictions but stop ICE  holds of people without convictions. PFUN unanimously rejects this weak concession because we believe in second chances

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