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New Sanctuary Movement

Honduran Mother Living In Philadelphia Church Wins Reprieve From Deportation

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Latino Voices

By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - An undocumented immigrant who has taken sanctuary in a Philadelphia church since Nov...

Arizona Church May Usher In A Revived 'Sanctuary Movement'

AP | Astrid Galvan | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - On her 27th day of living in a tiny room at a Tucson church known for pioneering the popular immigrant sanctuary movement in the ...

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is Refusing Blessings

Donna Schaper | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion
Donna Schaper

Immigrations are a blessing, not a curse. They are assets, not deficits. The current bill does not help the 11 million people here. It puts them at the end of the citizenship line.

Elise Foley

Philadelphia Immigrant Rights Groups Fight Enforcement Program | Elise Foley | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant rights groups in Philadelphia are pushing back against an immigration enforcement program, hoping they can convince Mayor Mich...

Transfers Imminent as Varick Street Immigration Detention Center Set to Close

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

The decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to close its 300-bed facility at Varick Street in Manhattan is of great concern to immigrant rights advocates.

Protestors Agitated, ICE Responded - and a Haitian Immigrant is Released from Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene M. Roberts

The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that Temporary Protected Status - and suspension of deportation - would be granted to Haitian ...

The Faces of Detention and Deportation: Jean Murat Montrevil

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Instead of expending its resources to deport immigrants like Jean Murat Montrevil, ICE should exercise its discretion to grant Deferred Action.

The Least of These: Family Detention in America

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Given the financial and other challenges of housing families in detention centers, Obama should consider more 'civil' alternatives available, such as releasing families into the community.

Time to De-ICE the Department of Corrections

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Dora Schriro, the new commissioner of corrections for New York City, should fight to remove Immigrations and Customs Enforcement from New York City's jails.