Against ICE Raids

Sanctuary in the Streets Update & Save-the-Dates!

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, our Sanctuary in the Streets trainings prepared over 650 people to offer rapid response in the event of ICE raids and mobilized a network of 1800 allies, while our ICE raid hotline numbers (English/Spanish and English/Indonesian) were distributed to thousands of immigrants in Philadelphia. Although further trainings for

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4 Ways to Fight Trump

NSM launches massive campaign to fight Trump’s extremist anti-immigrant agenda.  Sign up today! This is terrifying. Trump’s campaign of hate, racism and exclusion took the White House.  The backlash of white voters was harsh and strong, and Trump’s rhetoric now has the power of the White House behind it.    Immigrant members respond to the election results: “I am

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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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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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275+ Pennsylvania clergy sign letter against Obama’s raids!

On January 2, 2016, the Obama Administration began a series of deportation raids targeting Central American refugee families who fled their countries in fear for their lives. The raids could come at any moment to Pennsylvania. New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, an interfaith immigration justice organization, has an open sign-on letter (below) from clergy, faith

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We Win Phila City Council Resolution to #StopTheRaids

Philadelphia – On Thursday, January 28, Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution condemning the Obama Administration’s recent deportation raids focused on Central American refugees. The resolution was sponsored by Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez with Councilwoman Helen Gym as the co-sponsor. The resolution passed 16-1, with only Councilman Brian O’Neil voting against. Councilmembers Quinones Sanchez, Gym,

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Know Your Rights trainings in immigrant congregations

To help our immigrant members fight back against the raids, we’re holding a series of Know Your Rights trainings in our immigrant member congregations. We’ve held trainings in Spanish at Holy Innocents Parish, Santa Juana de Arco, and Annunciation BVM Parish (for congregants of Annunciation and St Thomas Aquinas), and in Indonesian at St Thomas

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