Carmela Hernandez and her four children have sought sanctuary in a North Philly church for six weeks. Now they’re stepping outside — and defying ICE — to get an education.
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Church leaders, city officials and community organizers gathered at the Church of the Advocate in North Philly on Monday morning to help an undocumented immigrant mother do what so many other mothers have: send her children to school.
Carmela Apolonio Hernandez and her four children — 15-year-old Fidel, 13-year-old Keyri, 11-year-old Yoselin and 9-year-old Edwin — are under federal order to be deported to Mexico. The family has sought sanctuary in the Episcopal church, where Immigration
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