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Philadelphia Passes Resolution Condemning ICE Raids


Friday, January 29, 2016   

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a resolution condemning recent deportation raids by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

The resolution, introduced by Councilwomen Maria Quinones Sanchez and Helen Gym, comes just two weeks after Mayor Jim Kenney reinstated Philadelphia's status as a "sanctuary city." Nicole Kligerman, a community organizer for the New Sanctuary Movement, said stepped-up immigration raids on people whose asylum claims have been denied have had a serious impact.

"There certainly has been an increase in fear in the immigrant community," she said, "with people not going to school, to work, to hospitals because of fear of the raids."

According to Kligerman, ICE only has reported recent raids in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. However, she said, ICE agents are on the streets of Philadelphia every day.

"Yesterday, here in Philadelphia, we got a call that ICE had broken into someone's house and was taking away the husband," she said, "and we were there immediately."

On Tuesday, 275 Pennsylvania clergy signed an open letter calling for an immediate end to the ICE raids.

More information is online at newsanctuaryphilly.wordpress.com.

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