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The pandemic labor market through the eyes of Philly’s immigrant restaurant workers

The lack of social safety net in the undocumented immigrant community pushed many people towards other professions. At the same time, the higher vacancies in restaurants created newfound leverage in salary negotiations for some who have remained.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Pa. Haitian community hails temporary protected status, questions immigration future

Undocumented Haitians in the United States can now apply for Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, which allows those who are eligible to legally live and work in the country for the next 18 months.

By Anthony Orozco

Lawmakers, undocumented immigrants call on Biden for relief for families in refuge

Sanctuary leaders and advocates say they spoke with Biden’s transition team earlier this month and are hoping to reconnect with the Biden Administration.

By Anthony Orozco

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Updated: January 26, 2021 | 4:50 pm

Pa. immigrants, advocates look to Biden Administration with hope and eye on accountability.

A slew of executive orders and legislative proposals during Biden's first week in office have changed the country’s approach and tone to immigrants.
By Anthony Orozco

Pa. and Texas immigration groups work to undo penalties for asylum seekers in sanctuary

Women in sanctuary call on President Joe Biden to give them relief.
By Anthony Orozco

Second stimulus to help more homes with an undocumented parent, but some U.S. citizen children will miss out

There are about 4 million U.S. citizens under age 17 whose parents are both undocumented — meaning they can’t receive stimulus money.
By Anthony Orozco

President-elect Biden promises immigration overhaul, but some activists are wary

The President-elect has mad big promises about immigration reform but activists are going into the next four years ready to push for action.

By Anthony Orozco

Immigrant advocates sound alarm on PennDOT sharing drivers’ personal info

Advocates for tighter immigration rules have long argued that such a process rewards those who break the law.
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Latinos, immigrants among those bearing the brunt of the pandemic

Studies and testimonials show that Latinos and immigrants face disproportionate financial and health-related hardships during the pandemic.

By Anthony Orozco
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