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Immigration: Philadelphia Embraces Refugee Resettlement

Immigration: Philadelphia Embraces Refugee Resettlement

In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to end the country’s refugee resettlement program shortly after taking office, Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney signed an open letter requesting President Barack Obama and his administration to continue to protect immigrants, including those whose home countries are too unsafe to return to. In compliance with Governor Tom Wolf’s statement in 2015 […]

 By Dan Snyder and Juliet DeRose

South Philadelphia: Home Repair Crisis Looms Large in Neighborhoods

South Philadelphia: Home Repair Crisis Looms Large in Neighborhoods

Blocks of row homes with broken windows, chipped paint and an abundance of visible safety hazards. This sight is all too familiar in the Southeast district of Philadelphia. In the working class neighborhood, many of the residents simply cannot maintain the upkeep of their older homes. In uncertain economical times, maintaining the internal safety and […]

 By Dan Snyder and Juliet DeRose

South Philadelphia: Refugees Find Homes in Local Neighborhood

South Philadelphia: Refugees Find Homes in Local Neighborhood

Immigration has been a long withstanding aspect of Philadelphia culture. Individual and families from Ireland, Italy, Poland and Germany came in droves throughout the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Today, Philadelphia’s population remains diverse throughout each distinct neighborhood. While the South Philadelphia district has historically been an Italian community, today, it is […]