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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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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On October 5, Philadelphia joined 180 other cities in the national day for immigrant dignity and respect. We rallied at Love Park and marched to the ICE building where we demanded an immediate end to deportations. 

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFTGacGPdbc?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque&w=500&h=281] Day 11 of 40 Days of Action, Fasting, and Prayer for Immigration Justice: “If we wouldn’t want our family to be separated because of deportation, how can we stand by and let our brothers and sisters from places like Mexico and Nigeria be separated because of unjust immigration policy?” -Brian Valdez, who’s fasting

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Day 10 of 40 Days of Action, Fasting, and Prayer for Immigration Justice:Many Indonesian members of the Philadelphia Praise Center are fasting for all 40 days in support of just and humane immigration policies!  Dia 10 de los 40 Dias de Accion, Ayuno, y Oracion por la justicia migratoria:Much@s miembr@s de Indonesia del Centro de

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Day 8 of 40 Day fast for immigration  “While I was fasting I thought about the deprivation that people, my family, my friends have had to deal with in their lives. And that’s why I believe in stopping police-ICE collaboration. Whatever happened to empathy?” -Amanda Portillo, on why she’s fasting with NSM to end local

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NSM invites you to an “un-barbecue” party on Wednesday, July 3 at 12pm at the Liberty Bell!  While Philadelphia gets ready to celebrate July 4, we demand liberty and justice for all Philly’s immigrants by ending police/ICE collaboration! All are welcome to join NSM’s members and supporters fasting and praying with the 40 Days of

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