Our Victories

New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia builds community across faith, ethnicity, and class in our work to end injustices against immigrants regardless of immigration status, express radical welcome for all, and ensure that values of dignity, justice, and hospitality are lived out in practice and upheld in policy.

NSM’s grassroots organizing efforts

have successfully fought to make Philadelphia a Sanctuary City, campaigned to stop anti-immigrant legislation in the state multiple times, fought and won 4 Sanctuary campaigns, and continue to lead our campaigns to release detained immigrants in the state of Pennsylvania and beyond.

In 2021, NSM worked

with local partners in the  #ReleaseNotTransfer campaign which ensured the release of 100 people who would have otherwise been transferred to other facilities far from their families and legal representation.

NSM's Community Fund for Bond

and Legal Support is the only fund in PA run by immigrants to help immigrants. Since its establishment in 2018, the Fund has helped 78 families seek justice and freedom.

In 2022, NSM supported

500+ people with immigration as well as domestic violence, childcare, mental health and wellness, rental assistance, and job search assistance.

In 2022, NSM held 3 events

 in cooperation with the City of Philadelphia to help 387 people in the Philly immigrant community attain their City ID’s. The PHL City ID provides a secure and affordable photo identification card for anyone living in Philadelphia and is especially beneficial for those who have a hard time obtaining other forms of identification because of cost or other barriers.

NSM is a lead organization in the statewide

 coalition Driving PA Forward, which is fighting to ensure that all Pennsylvania residents have access to non-real ID driver’s licenses. In 2022, NSM collected over 75 business sponsorship letters of support for the Driver’s License for All bill and held 5 lobby days, including 2 interfaith lobby days.

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We work to end injustices against immigrants regardless of immigration status!