Immigration Debate Leads to Removal of Protesters From Philly’s City Hall - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Immigration Debate Leads to Removal of Protesters From Philly’s City Hall

Immigration Protesters Demonstrate at City Hall

NBC10’s Deanna Durante has the details on a rally that took place outside City Hall in protest of Mayor Michael Nutter’s immigration policy. (Published Friday, Dec. 11, 2015)

Police removed protesters who gathered inside City Hall Friday to voice their opposition to a divisive immigration issue.

The protest was aimed at a promise by Mayor Michael Nutter to revoke Philadelphia’s “Sanctuary City” status, which would subject immigrants to deportation.

Immigration groups gave Nutter a 48-hour deadline to sign a “people’s executive order” against deportation.

The groups delivered a petition to Nutter’s office and returned to City Hall Friday.

There were no immediate reports of any arrests, but police removed several people from inside City Hall.

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has promised to roll back any change made by Nutter when he takes office in January.

  

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