Jeff covers immigration ― the people, the issues, the conflicts.

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Parlez-vous français? New Philly hub aims to connect French-speaking immigrants.

It’s the creation of four francophones from Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, who want to cut across national lines and connect immigrants based on language.

Philadelphia Cricket Club removes sign with Native American logo that a neighboring church called offensive

The national discussion over the use and misuse of Native American image came to one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

Immigration activists sue Berks commissioners to learn plans for ICE detention center

In March the center was emptied without explanation of the immigrant families it confined for two decades

Deporting Asian refugees, activists say, is anti-Asian violence – and removals are up

Activists call it double punishment, that refugees convicted of crimes serve their sentences — then still get deported.

Carmela Hernandez formally ends more than three years in Philly church sanctuary

The move inside, first to one church, then to another, shielded Hernandez and her four children from deportation.

Churches protected dozens of families under Trump. Now that they’re leaving, is sanctuary over?

Nationally the number of people in sanctuary has dropped from 40, in 2020, to 23 now.

An undocumented Pennsylvania family is driven to the center of American misery

“I came here to support my family. It breaks my heart, because I’m not doing it.”

Immigrant family to leave Philly church sanctuary as ICE says they’re ‘not a priority’

New guidelines say ICE should focus on immigrants who pose risks to national security, border security and public safety.

Philadelphia needs ‘sanctuary schools,’ immigrant rights group demands

“How is it that parents bringing their children to school have that fear of being picked up by ICE? … We need to say no to ICE," a school counselor told a group outside the district's headquarters.

Berks detention center is now empty, but will it stay that way?

ICE says that while no one is currently in custody at Berks, the nation's family detention centers "remain fully operational"