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Last Friday, US President Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation that aims to prevent undocumented immigrants who cross the country's southern border from seeking asylum, bypassing due process in Congress.

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PICC celebró a líderes de inmigración que hacen fuerte a Pensilvania

 10/26/2015 - 09:29
El activista inmigrante Cesar Vargas junto a su madre Teresa Galindo (izq.), Maria Sotomayor, organizadora de PICC, y Sundrop Carter, directora de la organización.

La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) honró a los líderes de inmigración más destacados a nivel local, regional y nacional durante la edición 2015 del evento “Inmigrantes hacen fuerte a Pensilvania”.

La celebración incluyó una actuación musical por parte de West Philly Orchestra, así como una piñata de Donald Trump, la cual fue quebrada por los invitados por una buena causa.


PICC honra a líderes de inmigración que 'hacen fuerte a Pensilvania'

 10/14/2015 - 10:40
PICC honra a líderes de inmigración que 'hacen fuerte a Pensilvania'

Los honrados de este año son Cesar Vargas, primer inmigrante indocumentado en entrar a la Barra de Abogados de Nueva York, Helen Cunningham, antigua presidente de la fundación Samuel S. Fels Fund, y Jorge Perez Rico, inmigrante activista en Pensilvania.

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Ana Gamboa

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.”


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