January 22, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA
Immigrant communities in Philadelphia and nationally reacted with outrage today as the Department of Homeland Security announced that former Mayor Nutter would be named to the DHS advisory committee.
“When Mayor Nutter betrayed our communities and his own policy, we knew it was more about his own future than about the well-being of the city of Philadelphia,” explainsErika Almiron, executive director of Juntos. “We can’t have people who say they represent us putting their career before the people. We hope in his new role he considers the community whose pressure made him a temporary hero instead of his career that left his legacy in disgrace.”