Category Archives: Immigration

At Home Together: The Church and the Immigrant Family—September 1, Philadelphia

In advance of Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States to participate in the 2015 World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the World Meeting of Families, the Center for Migration Studies of New York, Villanova University, the … Continue reading

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CGRS Denounces Obama Administration’s Response to Family Detention Ruling

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Circulation date: August 11, 2015 The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) condemns the Obama administration’s recent response to U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee’s ruling on the imprisonment of mothers and children seeking … Continue reading

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Act on Immigration during Summer Recess

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): As you know it has been a very tough time as Congress attacks Sanctuary Cities and drafts legislation that would further criminalize immigrants. This means that our activities while Congress is out on recess … Continue reading

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Statewide Summer Immigrant Youth Leadership Conference—August 29-30, Milroy

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Youth from around Pennsylvania are organizing this weekend to come together and develop their skills and power as leaders. This is a weekend dedicated bringing together 30 immigrant youth that originate from … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—July 31, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition is Hiring: PA is READY! Coordinator—August 20 Deadline

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Join August 10 Week of Action to End Immigration Detention Quotas

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): In August members of Congress will return to their districts to hear directly from constituents about pressing issues in their community. Now is the time for us to raise up our concerns about immigration … Continue reading

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PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition is Hiring: PA is READY! Coordinator–August 20 Deadline

Application Deadline: August 20, 2015 The Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is looking for a motivated individual to lead the development and coordination of the PA is READY! statewide coalition. PICC is a diverse coalition of 50 member organizations … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Exposes Torture and Child Abuse at For-Profit Prison

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/27/whistleblower-exposes-torture-and-child-abuse-profit-prison Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 by Common Dreams Social worker Oliva López, formerly employed at a family immigrant detention center in Texas, testifies that prison is plagued by mistreatment By Sarah Lazare, staff writer Oliva López, … Continue reading

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Support the Pennsylvania DREAM Act

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Summer is the time to encourage Pennsylvania legislators to support the PA DREAM Act (SB 760) and the dream of higher education for immigrant students in Pennsylvania. Here’s what you can do: … Continue reading

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Act to Help Undocumented Students in Pennsylvania

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Many undocumented students here in PA graduated this week and are not going to be able to attend college in the fall because they can’t afford the high out-of-state or international tuition rates charged … Continue reading

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