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Mayor Nutter Prioritizes Politics Over Immigrant Communities

Mayor Nutter with Juntos member Maria Elena Cardenas in City Hall, a mother of two who had just lost her husband Pablo to a deportation just days before. Mayor Nutter Prioritizes Politics Over Immigrant Communities November 20th, 2015 will mark the one year anniversary of Obama’s announcement on immigration in which he created Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens (DAPA). Despite the promise of relief from deportations for millions of

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My Existence is Resistance: An Evening with Jennicet Gutiérrez, the Activist who Interrupted Obama

On June 24, 2015 Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez, an undocumented trans Latina leader, interrupted President Obama at the White House, calling out the detention and abuse of trans undocumented immigrants. She risked her own deportation to elevate and fight for the trans detainees who face human rights abuses and torture inside detention centers here in the US. A week later immigration authorities finally changed their policy for gender identity in immigration

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Juntos leader Olivia Vasquez receives P.I.C.C. Youth Leader Award

It is with much pride and joy that we announce that on Oct. 22nd Juntos’ own Olivia Vasquez was PICC’s 2015 Youth Leader Award recipient! In 2012 Olivia co-found Fuerza, the Juntos Youth Committee, focusing on college access for undocumented youth. She help spearhead college access trainings of school counselors in South Philadelphia, develop a comprehensive college access guide through Juntos and the Mayor’s Office of Education and was part

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BREAKING NEWS: Pennsylvania Strikes Major Blow to Family Detention Centers

Pennsylvania Strikes Major Blow to Family Detention Centers Berks Detention Center Denied Expansion and Warned of Shut Down Through Letter Issued By PA Dept. of Human Services.  Philadelphia, PA — After months of demanding the shut down of Berks County Family Detention Center, a prison that has violated the human rights of those inside; from medical neglect of children and parents to labor abuses of the detainees and a rape of

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