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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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Pope Francis Blesses Daughter Fighting to End Her Father’s Deportation

September 2015 was a historic moment not just for Philadelphia but for the Immigrant Rights movement. In his six days in the U.S. , Pope Francis made justice for immigrants a central point of his visit. He implored to the U.S. Congress that, “Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the second World War…”thousands of persons (who) are led to travel north in search of

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Congratulations to our DACA scholarship winners!

DACA applications can be a long and difficult process, especially when going about it alone. So this past Sunday at Juntos we held a legal clinic to help young people complete their applications. With the support of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), we had trained volunteers and pro-bono attorneys available to help people get screened for DACA, start their applications, and complete them. DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,

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Juntos Open House, A Celebration with Community and Allies

Juntos’ Open House; A Celebration with Community and Allies On Sunday Oct. 4th, 2015  Juntos officially celebrated our new space with an Open House for community and allies. Our move in August to our new office marked a historic moment for Juntos’ and we chose to celebrate with the people who made it happen. And during the Open House we were proud to raffle off three full DACA scholarships for young people who have

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