City Politics: New Sanctuary Movement Responds To ICE “Safe City” Raids With Prayer

City Politics: New Sanctuary Movement Responds To ICE “Safe City” Raids With Prayer

New Sanctuary Movement, an interfaith immigrant justice organization, held a prayer vigil and Sukkot ritual outside of the Philadelphia offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday, October 5, in response to what ICE has titled “Operation Safe City.” The operation targeted individuals in sanctuary cities across the United States, culminating in a […]

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Immigration: South Philly Barbacoa Pushing For Reform, One Dish At A Time

Immigration: South Philly Barbacoa Pushing For Reform, One Dish At A Time

Priority No. 1 for Cristina Martinez (above), the head chef at South Philly Barbacoa, is “to change the hearts” of customers at the restaurant at 11th and Morris streets. “They come in and eat the food here, and maybe at the table they talk immigration reform,” Martinez said. Since acquiring their own brick-and-mortar space, the […]