ICE no longer has access to Philadelphia's real-time police arraignment database, but activists say it is one battle won, with many to go, for the immigrant community in Philadelphia.
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Calling it an “economic dignity package,” Councilwoman Helen Gym said it was important that Philadelphia took the lead in passing both the Fair Workweek and minimum wage bills.
Through activities and community building exercises, children impacted by Hurricane Maria began to heal from the trauma of disaster at the Liberty Lutheran’s Camp Noah in Reading, PA.
With a crowd numbering in the thousands, labor union leaders and immigrants rights advocates joined in calling for an end to family detention and separation.
El tesorero Joe Torsella, guardián electo de las reservas de Pensilvania, se ha embarcado en una misión: promover la educación superior por todo el estado.
In addition to educational initiatives such as the PA 529 Program, AL DÍA News caught up with Treasurer Torsella on his concerns about the state of retirement savings in Pennsylvania, as well as his office’s role in supporting Pennsylvanians with disabilities and reuniting unclaimed property with owners.
Demonstrators donning robes evoking the dystopian Hulu television series and novel, The Handmaid's Tale, protested Vice President Mike Pence's appearance at the Union League in Philadelphia.
On Sunday, a planned demonstration resulted in the arrest of approximately 17 people, as protesters at the Berks County Residential Center called for Gov. Wolf to shut down the family detention center.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, immigrant rights organizations, Occupy ICE protesters, and others continue to call for Mayor Kenney and city officials to end ICE’s access to the police arraignment database.
Los organizadores destacaron la necesidad de acción continuada para avanzar en la protección de los inmigrantes y sus familias en toda la ciudad y el resto del estado.
The online resource outlines current federal policy and what steps Philadelphians can take to voice their opposition to the Trump administration’s current immigration policy.
Organizers stressed the need for continued action to take steps to protect immigrants and immigrant families throughout the city and state.
The protest in Philadelphia is set to take place this Saturday at 11 a.m. in Logan Circle as part of the national day of action led by Families Belong Together.
The Philadelphia City Council has passed a resolution proposed by Councilwoman Helen Gym asking Gov. Tom Wolf to take steps to close the immigrant detention facility in Berks County.
In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) cited reports of misconduct and poor living conditions at the immigration detention center in Berks County.
To avoid another death toll undercount as dramatic as what multiple studies are showing has happened in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, three Democratic representatives have introduced legislation to put in place more accurate measurements for future disasters.
A federal judge's decision Wednesday rules that the Department of Justice cannot withhold funding from Philadelphia due to the city's welcoming policies for immigrants.
On Wednesday, Kenney joined several other mayors of mainland U.S. cities to meet and talk with mayors of Puerto Rican cities to discuss continued recovery and resilience efforts on the island.
The habeas petition calls for Nuñez Martinez to be released and reunited with his husband while he fights his case in immigration court.
The three Latino candidates vying for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives debated their visions for the future of the 197th District days before the primary election.
A May Day rally at Philadelphia City Hall calls for divestment from prisons, police, and ICE, and increased community and schools funding.
La ciudad de Filadelfia y el fiscal del estado de Pensilvania, Josh Shapiro, se suman a una demanda judicial a nivel nacional que intenta bloquear el intento por parte de la Administración Trump de agregar en el cuestionario del Censo 2020 una pregunta sobre ciudadanía.
The city of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined a national lawsuit aiming to block Trump Administration’s move to ask for citizenship information on the 2020 census.
Miles de personas se reunieron el pasado sábado, animando y escuchando a los organizadores de los estudiantes y otros oradores en su demanda de mejor control de armas como consecuencia del tiroteo de Parkland y en el contexto de la violencia armada en la ciudad.
With the announcement, the Lancaster County commissioner endorsed Kathi Cozzone for Pennsylvania's second-in-command.
Thousands gathered for March for Our Lives Philadelphia on Saturday, listening to and cheering on student organizers and other speakers calling for gun reform in the wake of the Parkland shootings and in the context of the ongoing, horrific effects of gun violence in the city of Philadelphia.