Stop the deportation of our beloved community member Angela Navarro! Angela is the mother of two U.S.-born children, spouse of a US citizen, a leader at her church, and a worker contributing to Philadelphia’s economy. Until Angela’s final deportation order ends, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia will give Sanctuary to Angela in West Kensington Ministry …

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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. 

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! 

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. 

At Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s office asking him to end the mass deportation license.  Photo by Harvey Finkle. 

[youtube] 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 to learn more.  (Source:

[youtube] Day 37 of 40 Days of Action, Fasting, and Prayer: “I’m joining New Sanctuary Movement’s fast because I am also undocumented and fighting for immigrant rights. If my dad could walk here and not eat or drink anything for 3 days, I can fast for at least a day.” -Maria who works for …

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