Category Archives: Immigration

Philadelphia Passes Resolution Condemning ICE Raids

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-29/immigrant-issues/philadelphia-passes-resolution-condemning-ice-raids/a50135-1 January 29, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a resolution condemning recent deportation raids by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Takes DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) Case

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): This week, the Supreme Court announced that this spring it will hear Texas v. United States, the case keeping DAPA from being implemented. Following the President’s announcement on November 20, 2014 creating … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Call for End to ICE Raids

New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia has an open sign-on letter from clergy, faith leaders, and women religious in opposition to the devastating ICE raids to demonstrate to the Administration that people of faith in our state stand united against unjust family … Continue reading

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Calling all Youth for Immigrant Rights

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Youth interested in fighting for immigrant rights are encouraged to contact Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org. Groups in Delaware and Chester Counties and Reading meet once a month to discuss strategies and actions … Continue reading

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2016 Immigrant Advocacy Day—April 11, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): When: April 11, 2016 Where: Harrisburg, PA Join PICC for our annual Immigrant & Refugee Rights Advocacy Day! Community members and allies will spend the day in Harrisburg educating legislators about issues important … Continue reading

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January DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Clinic—January 27, Philadelphia

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): First time and renewal DACA applicants are invited to receive free assistance at the end of this month! Meet with trained volunteers and a pro bono attorney. For more information and to … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Mayor’s First Act Is to Rescind Cooperation with Immigration Agency

By Fox News Latino Philadelphia’s new mayor, Jim Kenney, signed an executive order only hours after being sworn in that rescinds the city’s participation in a controversial program set up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Kenney’s order comes only a … Continue reading

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Tell U.S. House and Senate Leaders to Help Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

From Justice for Immigrants (http://www.justiceforimmigrants.org/index.shtml): Oppose HR 4038 and oppose including any such legislation as part of the Omnibus appropriations bill Background: With the violent attacks in Paris and the tragic shooting in San Bernardino, 31 governors continue to call … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Keep US a Place of Refuge for Persons Fleeing Violence

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): In Washington, DC, politicians like to talk about the importance of defeating ISIS. Unfortunately, when it comes to helping the very people who are victims of ISIS and other violent groups, some … Continue reading

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A Public Forum—The Syrian Refugee Crisis: How People in Central Pennsylvania Can Help—December 5, Harrisburg

Harrisburg Friends Meeting (Quaker) and The Harrisburg Center for Peace and Justice present: A Public Forum—The Syrian Refugee Crisis: How People in Central Pennsylvania Can Help With Christine Baer, Congregational Resource Developer, Lancaster office of Church World Service Saturday, December … Continue reading

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