Dear Friend of the Welcoming Center,

We have some important news to share. In December 2014, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed a new ordinance regulating immigration legal service providers.

Sponsored by Councilman Dennis O'Brien and Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, the ordinance will help to protect immigrant consumers from scam artists and other unscrupulous providers. 

Numerous advocates, elected officials, and community leaders worked together to develop the legislation, which was passed unanimously by Council earlier in December.Read a Philadelphia Inquirer story about the ordinance. 

This vital legislation establishes an important safeguard for Philadelphia's immigrant communities. Please share this information broadly!

The Welcoming Center Team 

View the entire newsletter here: Bill Will Help to Prevent "Immigration Helpers" and Notarios from Defrauding Public