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Court ruling: VisionQuest can proceed with plans to house 60 undocumented immigrant children in North Philly

VisionQuest’s previous North Philadelphia shelter closed in 2017 after staff members were found to have punched and choked children there.

Undocumented Mexican population in the U.S. falls sharply

For the first time, Mexican migrants represent less than a majority of the United States' undocumented population since federal immigration policy was overhauled in 1965.

Number of immigrants living in the U.S. reaches record 44.4 million

The number of immigrants living in the United States is projected to almost double by 2065.

Newest undocumented immigrants are better educated, more fluent in English, study finds

The share of newer immigrants with college degrees hit 30 percent in 2016, up from 17 percent in 2007.

In battleground states, strong support for DACA immigrants, poll shows

Big majorities of 78 percent in Michigan, 74 percent in Colorado, and 71 percent in Pennsylvania believe the federal government should offer a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.

In Philly lies a casualty of the Battle of the Little Bighorn — and a question of duty

Second Lieutenant Benjamin Hodgson, of Kensington, was shot down on the Little Bighorn river on June 25, 1876, five days short of his 28th birthday.

Despite Trump’s racial rhetoric, white prejudice has gone down, Penn study finds

The research suggests limits on the ability of racially charged rhetoric to heighten prejudice among white people.

Undocumented and unafraid, as Philly’s Latino LGBT immigrants and organizers push back on immigration crackdown

Immigrant advocates say people with untraditional sexual and gender orientations are frequently mistreated in federal detention centers.

Gay, trans activists come to Philly from across the U.S., will strategize over treatment by immigration enforcement agencies

People are coming from as far as Seattle to meet and strategize, gathering at a moment when the treatment of LGBT people has emerged as an animating issue in the national debate over immigration.

Trump cites Philly plea deal to rip local prosecutors as soft on crime

The president — without mentioning the names of those involved — made specific reference to the case of Jovaun Patterson, 29, a would-be robber who shot and critically wounded a West Philadelphia beer-deli owner in May