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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the census, approved adding a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census in March. Win McNamee/Getty Images.

A 2017 memorandum seems to show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied under oath to Congress by claiming that it was the Justice Department that had requested to incorporate the citizenship question into the 2020 census.

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Refugees welcome: Soccer has its We Are the World moment

 09/30/2015 - 17:10
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the League of Champions match between Malmoe and Real Madrid, Sept. 30, 2015. EFE/Anders Wiklund 

There are crises in which we, as human beings, are able to join together and rise to the occasion. One of these happened last week in a packed soccer stadium in Madrid, when 7-year-old Zied Abdel-Mohsen Alghadab walked onto the field hand-in-hand with soccer mega star Cristiano Ronaldo to open a Real Madrid home match.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias

The Pope and the elephant

 09/11/2015 - 04:12
A cardinal walks through the the streets of the Vatican on his way to a meeting prior to the election of Pope Francis. March 5, 2013. Photo: © Alberto Vourvoulias

The elephant in the room is immigration, and each country in Europe is up against a different part of the problem, while intentionally, obtusely, pretending to not see how the parts fit together. The United States too faces hard choices over the reception and treatment of immigrants. And Pope Francis has emerged as a central figure in this world debate.

Archbishop Chaput on Trump's birthright citizenship repeal: 'A profoundly bad idea'

 09/02/2015 - 10:06
Archbishop Chaput on Trump's birthright citizenship repeal: 'A profoundly bad idea'

The Archdioceses of Philadelphia held a discussion on immigration in advance of the World Meeting of Families. Regional Catholic and immigration leaders gathered on Tuesday to lead the panel “At Home Together: The Church and the Immigrant Family.”

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Trump's immigration shill

 08/20/2015 - 11:35
“Donald Trump — Drum Major Clown” illustration from DonkeyHotey’s Flickr photostream (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Trump’s plan isn’t a great political document or even a mediocre one. What it is, is a confidence game and those folks who believe they can follow the Donald’s three-card monte and come out on top are going to lose everything from their money to their self-respect before it’s over.

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Caminata en la ruta 66 para pedir servicios trasplante a indocumentados

 08/16/2015 - 17:32
Caminata en la ruta 66 para pedir servicios trasplante a indocumentados

Activistas, religiosos y enfermos renales que necesitan diálisis y trasplantes en Illinois caminarán la próxima semana hasta Springfield, capital del estado, para exigir al gobernador Bruce Rauner que no elimine los fondos estatales que permiten tratamientos médicos gratuitos a indocumentados.

Según señaló hoy el pastor José Landaverde, uno de los abanderados de la lucha por la atención de indocumentados sin seguro médico, Rauner estaría considerando eliminar estos beneficios como parte de sus planes para equilibrar el déficit de presupuesto.

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Pilar C. Casi

Kenney stands with immigration activists against 'Donald Trump Act'

 07/29/2015 - 16:59
Beneath the LOVE Park sculpture, Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney took a stand Thursday against the "Donald Trump" Bill. Photo: Samantha Madera/AL DÍA News

Despite the scorching summer heat, about thirty immigration activists gathered Wednesday at LOVE Park to speak out against a bill that would limit federal aid to 22 sanctuary cities across the U.S. Under the bill, which just passed in Congress, Philadelphia stands to lose $5 to $6 million in annual aid if it continues Mayor Michael Nutter’s limited cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Max Marin

Advocates step up efforts to secure driver's licenses for undocumented PA residents

 07/26/2015 - 15:17
State Rep. Mark Cohen (D), the sponsor of HB 1450, meets with members of Luchas Pro Licencias PA.

Members of the advocacy group Luchas Pro Licencias PA recently met with Rep. Mark Cohen, the sponsor of HB 1450, which allows Pennsylvania residents to apply for a driver's license if they have an ITIN (a federal taxpayer identification number).

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Sabrina Vourvoulias

Meet an Immigrant (Donald Trump Experiment)

 07/07/2015 - 16:37
Meet an Immigrant (Donald Trump Experiment)

While Donald Trump can’t seem to stop talking about Mexican immigrants (he released a three-page statement detailing the worst elements in Mexico), YouTube videographer Sergio Mejia launched the project “Meet an Immigrant (Donald Trump Experiment)” to find out if other Americans felt the same way about immigrants.

Mejia published the following description for the project:

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Ana Gamboa
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State-wide day in support of driver’s licenses for undocumented Pennsylvanians

 06/18/2015 - 14:13
State-wide day in support of driver’s licenses for undocumented Pennsylvanians

According to organizers, participants will attempt to deliver more than 2,700 support letters from Pennsylvania people of faith and 220 support letters from Pennsylvania clergy, to State Rep. John Taylor, chair of the House Transportation Committee.

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Ana Gamboa
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Third anniversary of DACA sets new goals of outreach for Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia

 06/15/2015 - 16:00
(L to R) Sergio Davila and Carlos Giralt Cabrales, Consul of México in Philadelphia, next to Gabriela Pedroza. Ana Gamboa/AL DÍA News

“While we deeply regret that currently the two executive actions by President Obama, one known as the expanded DACA and DAPA are temporarily blocked by a court order, it is important to stress that the original DACA initiative remains in force and continues to benefit thousands of young Mexicans,” Consul Giralt-Cabrales said.

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