Politics: Working to Ease Language Barrier for Immigrants

Politics: Working to Ease Language Barrier for Immigrants

As part of its status of a sanctuary city, Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs is a resource that develops programs and policies that attempt to provide opportunity and access to services to immigrant communities. Orlando Almonte works at the Office of Immigrant Affairs as the language access program manager. Before working for the city, Almonte worked for […]

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Immigration: Five Organizations Offering Community Services

Immigration: Five Organizations Offering Community Services

An influx of Latino and Asian immigrants have added to the city’s sizable black population and new ethnic neighborhoods have emerged in Philadelphia during the past several years. According to a 2008 report from the Brookings Institution, the most recent data measuring immigrant population in Philadelphia, the city had one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations among similar-sized cities. […]

 

Immigration: New Report Claims ICE is Becoming More Intrusive

Immigration: New Report Claims ICE is Becoming More Intrusive

In the corner of Snyder Avenue and 8th street in South Philadelphia, Juntos, a local grassroots organization, held a meeting regarding information that angered the local immigration community. A recent report by The National Day Laborer Organizing Network suggests that the U.S. Immigration Custom Enforcement are becoming more aggressive as the Obama administration continues to […]

 

Immigration: Five Organizations Helping Immigrants

Immigration: Five Organizations Helping Immigrants

Community organizations have evolved into some of the most powerful advocates for immigrants. Some groups focus solely on activism, while others perform multiple services to ease the fear of refugees who are in dire need of assistance. Here are five organizations willing to lend aid to legal immigrants, undocumented residents and refugees alike. Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia CAGP serves […]

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Al Día: Philadelphia Nonprofit Helps the Latino Immigrant Community

Al Día: Philadelphia Nonprofit Helps the Latino Immigrant Community

[vimeo 62800136] A large crowd recently gathered for a rally at Love Park in support of immigration reform. Several organizations including Juntos were involved with the event. One of the key speakers was Miguel Andrade. He is the youth organizer for Juntos. “I myself am an immigrant,” said Andrade. ” I know firsthand what it’s like […]