Category Archives: Immigration

Free Legal Clinics for Citizenship—April 9 (attendance at information sessions required)

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): On April 9th, attend a legal clinic with pro bono attorneys who will help review your application to become a US citizen. An appointment is required for this event. You MUST attend … Continue reading

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Tell House Leadership Not to Bring Anti-Refugee Bill to a Vote

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Background: In mid-March, the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 4731, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act” out of committee. As House Leadership decides whether to bring this bill to the House floor … Continue reading

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Support a Fair Shot at Justice for Unaccompanied Children

Have you contacted your members of Congress yet to urge them to support the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act? It just takes a minute—go to http://org.salsalabs.com/o/625/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19367 to urge Congress to support legislation that would give vulnerable kids and … Continue reading

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2016 International Women’s Conference: Women and Immigration: A Multi-Cultural Perspective—March 19, Harrisburg/Summerdale

Purchase tickets here Info: www.wacharrisburg.org wacharrisburg@gmail.com 717-221-1627 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 Central Penn College – Conference Center 600 Valley Rd., Summerdale, PA THREE PANELS WITH DYNAMIC SPEAKERS DISCUSS WHAT’S FUELING THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS — THE REPERCUSSIONS … Continue reading

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Immigration Fact Check: Undocumented Immigrants Already Paying Billions in State/Local Taxes

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2016/february/immigration-fact-check-undocumented-immigrants-already-paying-billions-statelocal-taxe Feb 26, 2016 10:39 am | John Neurohr Immigration has been a hot-button topic on the campaign trail this year, and it will continue to be as the Supreme Court hears arguments in the coming months regarding … Continue reading

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Study: Immigration Actions Would Net Tax Revenue for PA

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-25/immigrant-issues/study-immigration-actions-would-net-tax-revenue-for-pa/a50566-1 February 25, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – The 26 states suing to block President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration may be wrong about the potential … Continue reading

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As We Deliver Our Cease and Desist Letter, Help Us Call-In So They Release Our Families

From Juntos (http://vamosjuntos.org/): After months of advocacy by community members, local immigrant rights activists, lawyers and faith based organizations, the Berks County Family Detention Center (BCRC) no longer has a license to detain families. But our fight is not over. … Continue reading

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National Day of Action to #ShutDownBerks!—February 22, Leesport

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): After months of advocacy by community members, local organizations and lawyers, on February 22, 2016 the Berks County Family Detention Center (BCRC) will no longer be licensed to legally hold refugee families. … Continue reading

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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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