America's 'sanctuary cities' are resisting Donald Trump's immigration policies

April 30, 2017
In The News

In the United States there are 39 "sanctuary cities" that shelter illegal immigrants to help them avoid deportation. Philadelphia is one such sanctuary city, with many of its churches and the local government now challenging the new direction on immigration policy in the face of the threat to remove federal funding. tate Representative and civic leader Dwight Evans told ITV News it's about inclusion. "We don't want to exclude people. And I always tell people 'we may have come over here on different boats but we're in the same boat now.'"

State Representative and civic leader Dwight Evans told ITV News it's about inclusion. "We don't want to exclude people. And I always tell people 'we may have come over here on different boats but we're in the same boat now.'" One of Philadelphia's churches has become a symbol of the city's resistance. It has granted Javier Garcia, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, asylum to escape deportation.

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