Category Archives: Immigration

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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Sign Letter—Dads Should be With Families on Father’s Day (not in Detention)

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Do you think dads need to be with their children on Father’s Day? If so, help us SHARE the word about a Father’s Day Sign-On Letter directed toward two dads – President Obama and … Continue reading

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33 Senators Join Chorus of Voices Condemning Obama’s Family Detention Policies

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/06/04/33-senators-join-chorus-of-voices-condemning-obamas-family-detention-policies/#.VXWzi89Viko By Joanne Lin June 4, 2015  [Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the American Civil Liberties Union’s blog,Washington Markup, on June 3. If you represent a national organization, please sign this letter being circulated by CHN urging President Obama … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Sign On to End Family Detention

Maria Rosa fled Honduras with her 9-year-old son, Yoandri, to escape brutal domestic violence.  Yet, when they arrived at the U.S. border seeking protection, they were subjected to a different kind of cruelty.  Maria and Yoandri were locked up in … Continue reading

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Call for an End to Immigrant Detention

The whole terrain of the immigration debate is shifting right now. We’re in a moment when institutions we couldn’t imagine being moveable are suddenly called into question. Add your name to those calling for immigrant detention to be put in … Continue reading

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State and Local Immigration: Toolkit for Action

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Check out this toolkit on Immigration at the State and Local Level! As issues on immigration are jammed up in courts and won’t move in Congress this year, there are still many active fights … Continue reading

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New Report: Rise in For-Profit Detention Corresponds with Millions in Lobbying by Private Prisons

From Grassroots Leadership (http://grassrootsleadership.org/): NOTE: One of the “asks” at Ecumenical Advocacy Days was the elimination of the immigration detention bed quota. Wednesday, April 15 2015 AUSTIN, TEXAS — A new report released today by Grassroots Leadership, a national social … Continue reading

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PA Immigration Annual Advocacy Day—April 20, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): This event will bring together immigrant and refugee communities, advocates and allies for a short advocacy training in the morning and visits to legislators in the afternoon. Please register today at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IVmHVl5FsOG-2ep96pSr_E_mBovOQsom3BzkC75BW4U/viewform?c=0&w=1. … Continue reading

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PICC’s Annual Immigration Advocacy Day—April 20, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): This event will bring together immigrant and refugee communities, advocates and allies for a short advocacy training in the morning and visits to legislators in the afternoon. Please register today at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IVmHVl5FsOG-2ep96pSr_E_mBovOQsom3BzkC75BW4U/viewform?c=0&w=1! … Continue reading

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