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Members of Juntos, the immigrant rights advocacy and community organization that brings together dozens of Mexican families that live in South Philadelphia. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

The community organization recently marked 15 years of advocacy and struggle for the rights of undocumented immigrants in Philadelphia. Take a moment to walk together, juntos, through the group’s past, present, and future.

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Pastor salvadoreño pide santuario en Carolina del Norte tras 32 años en EEUU

 07/05/2017 - 14:11
El pastor de origen salvadoreño, José Chicas, de 52 años y oriundo del departamento La Unión, posa junto a su hijo Ezequiel hoy, miércoles 5 de julio 2017, en su refugio en la Escuela para la Conversión (SFC), un centro de educación religiosa en Durham, ciudad ubicada a 24 millas de la capital del estado, Raleigh, en Carolina del Norte. EFE/Walter Gómez

 Luego de vivir 32 años en Estados Unidos, un pastor de origen salvadoreño se convirtió en el tercer inmigrante indocumentado en Carolina del Norte en buscar santuario, tras recibir una orden del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) de abandonar el país.

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Trump meets with victims of crimes by undocumented immigrants

 06/29/2017 - 03:38
US President Donald J. Trump (C) listens as he meets with immigration crime victims to urge passage of House legislation to save American lives, in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL

On Thursday the House of Representatives is scheduled to hold two "crucial votes" on immigration and national security bills, both sponsored by Republican Congressmen Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. One of the bills, dubbed Kate's Law, is designed to increase the penalties for immigrants convicted of certain crimes who, after being deported, have returned to the US illegally.

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[OP-ED]: Conservatives get tangled up trying to define ‘sanctuary cities’

 06/06/2017 - 08:33
Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE

Talk about putting the cart before the horse. 

That’s what the Trump administration, and Republicans around the country, did when the conversation turned to sanctuary cities. They got all worked up. They declared their opposition. They threatened to withhold federal funding. 

All before they had even defined the term.

Demonstrators gather at Texas Capitol to protest law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state.

 05/30/2017 - 02:56
Demonstrators gather at Texas' Capitol, to protest a recently-passed law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state, in Austin, United States, May 29, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

About 1,000 demonstrators arrived from Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Arizona, North Carolina, New Mexico, Maryland and Virginia and protested with other Texas organizations to express their disagreement with SB4, which allows local authorities to question the immigration status of people who, for example, are detained or arrested for a traffic violation.

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Deportation deferred, Mexican woman fights for undocumented immigrants in US

 05/13/2017 - 04:53
Deportation deferred, Mexican immigrant Jeanette Vizguerra for undocumented immigrants in US.

An undocumented Mexican woman, considered by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017, left the church in the United States on Friday where she sought sanctuary three months ago, now that immigration authorities have given her a two-year stay of deportation.

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40 detenidos en varias marchas del Primero de Mayo en Estados Unidos

 05/02/2017 - 05:45
A May Day marcher makes fist while holding up a banner reading 'No Ban No Wall Resist' as they rally in the streets of downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, 01 May 2017. EPA/PAUL BUCK

Miles de personas tomaron las calles en más de 200 ciudades de los Estados Unidos el pasado lunes para mostrar su descontento con las políticas anti-inmigración de Donald Trump. Algunas manifestaciones se volvieron violenteas y terminaron con una cuarentena de detenidos.

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