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Civil disobedience! 9 New Sanctuary Movement members were arrested on July 31, 2014 at the White House to protest mass deportation. We joined 112 immigrants and clergy in the arrests, and everyone was safely released. 

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Reflection on Obama’s Executive Action Speech: If We Were President

(espanol abajo) We listened to President Obama’s recent White House speech about immigration with deep frustration and dismay. Instead of taking responsibility for the 2,000,000+ deportations that have occurred under his watch, President Obama continues to blame Congress and Republicans, commit more money to the border, and prioritizes deportation. In his speech, Obama vowed to take

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May 10, 2014: 100 supporters came to PhillyCAM studios to see the release of our film “Kids United Against Deportation,” which highlights the stories of young Philadelphians from 10 different countries who have been personally impacted by deportation. We also released the youth story doll project. Each doll, made by immigrant youth, was implanted with

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On November 26, 2013, New Sanctuary Movement held an “un-Thanksgiving” dinner outside of Philadelphia’s City Hall. While there’s still deportation, we say: no THANKS no GIVING! 

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City Council unanimously votes to hold public hearing on police-ICE collaboration

Philadelphia, PA—November 21, 2013 — For the first time in Philadelphia’s history, City Council voted unanimously to hold public hearings on the collaboration between the Philadelphia Police Department and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The resolution calling for the hearings was introduced by Councilmember Kenney and approved by all members.  Also, on the same morning, Councilmember Quinones-Sanchez introduced a bill that would supply

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70hGmIRe1o?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=281] The 40 Days of Action, Fasting, and Prayer for Immigrant justice ended on July 31, but our community continues to work together for just and humane policies! Watch this video that highlights just some of our 100+ fasters, and visit our website at www.www.sanctuaryphiladelphia.org to learn more.  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v94VohjZerw?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=375] Dia 13 de 40 Dias de Accion, Ayuno, y Oracion: “Estoy ayunando para nosotros que tenemos documentos en este lugar nombrado America; para que recordemos que este pais es un gran experimento en la convivencia multicultural; para que recordemos que nuestra fortaleza es nuestra diversidad; para que las generaciones que vienen no nos

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0vufi1AN8s?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=281] Day 3 of 40 Day Fast:  “I do not believe in a country where we shackle and chain our hardworking neighbors and deprive them of basic human rights.”-Iliana, on why she’s fasting for 15 days for local and federal immigration justice  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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