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Notorious notarios prey on immigrants

"Jiang is among an untold number of immigrants who experts say have been victimized by people in their own communities - people who aren't qualified to work on complex paperwork, but do so anyway for a steep fee. In Hispanic communities, they are called notarios, and in Asian and Eastern European...

Philly Says 'No' to ICE Holds (Detainers)

"POLICY REGARDING U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY DETAINER REQUESTS WHEREAS, immigrants make significant contributions to every facet of The City of Philadelphia’s economic, educational and cultural life; and WHEREAS, the purpose of detainer requests by the U.S. Immigration...

Philly Ordinance Strikes Blow Against Notarios, Protects Immigrants

"Just in time for an expected surge in immigration-services fraud, Philadelphia City Council passed landmark legislation Thursday to crack down on charlatans who pose as lawyers, and others who prey on vulnerable newcomers. Advocates for immigrants say President Obama’s recent executive...

Immigration Attorney of the Week: Brennan Gian-Grasso

Samantha Schmidt, WaPo, Oct. 12, 2017 - "For nearly 11 months, Javier Flores Garcia’s world fit inside the basement of a Philadelphia church. The Mexican father of three spent 24 hours a day within the church’s walls, unable to support his family and only occasionally receiving visits...

Judge Rules for Philly in 'Sanctuary City' Case

Jeff Gammage & Aubrey Whelan, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 15, 2017 - "A federal judge has granted Philadelphia officials an injunction against the Trump administration, blocking the federal government’s attempt to withhold law-enforcement money from so-called sanctuary cities. U.S. District...

In Philly halls of justice, feds seizing more immigrants with no criminal past

Bobby Allyn, WHYY, Dec. 20, 2017 - "As the Trump administration continues its immigration crackdown, ICE agents have found courthouses a convenient place to collar undocumented immigrants, saying the security stationed there ensures the arrests go smoothly. But legal experts worry that using Philadelphia’s...