Sanctuary 2014

Congressman Brady writes support letter for Angela!

NSM organizer Nicole, Angela’s mother Maria, Angela’s husband Manrique, and West Kensington Ministry pastor Reverend Adan went to Washington DC to win support for Angela’s Sanctuary campaign. After meeting with Congressman Bob Brady, who represents Philadelphia in the U.S. Congress, he pledged his support! A few days later, we got an official letter signed by […]

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200 religious leaders and politicians pledge support to Angela Navarro in civil disobedience to end deportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Nicole Kligerman, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia Nicole@www.sanctuaryphiladelphia.org. 200 religious leaders and politicians pledge support to Angela Navarro in civil disobedience to end deportation: As Angela Navarro completes 30 days in Sanctuary, family and clergy hand deliver support letters to Immigration officials WHERE: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office at

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Obama announces Executive Action on immigration

Two days after Angela entered Sanctuary, President Obama announced an expanded “Deferred Action” program for undocumented parents of citizen children. We held a “watch party” at West Kensington Ministry with about 50 people, including immigrants, citizens, clergy, and City Councilwoman Maria Quinones. Obama’s immigration announcement, which will be heard by the Supreme Court, is thanks

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NSM congregations announce sanctuary for families

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia joined a dozen cities nation-wide in announcing that our member congregations will provide physical sanctuary to immigrant families with final deportation orders. We defy President Obama’s inhumane immigration policies by moving families into four of our member congregations: Germantown Mennonite Congregation, the Philadelphia Praise Center, a Mennonite congregation

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