Advocates, legal and illegal immigrants expressed optimism about President-elect Joe Biden’s immigration policies and possible executive orders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday.
Oneita Thompson, 48, has avoided deportation by living in sanctuary at the Tabernacle Unites Church in University City with her family for over two years, The Inquirer reported.
“I feel hopeful that liberation has come,” Thompson said, The Inquirer reported. “Sanctuary is going to be in the past.” (RELATED: Joe Biden Promises A Pathway To Citizenship For 11 Million Illegal Immigrants)
Dreamers and Latinx undocumented youth cautiously celebrate Joe Biden’s victory as they remain vigilant on his promises to reinstate DACA and provide 11M undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.
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An immigrant from Ecuador, Blanca Pacheco, is co-director of a Philadelphia-based immigrant support group called the New Sanctuary Movement, according to The Inquirer.
“We get to catch a breath,” Pacheco said, The Inquirer reported. “I cried a lot. I didn’t realize how much weight, and physical abuse and manipulation, this administration has put on our shoulders.”
Pacheco said that a Biden victory doesn’t mean advocacy groups can