We are delighted to share the news that the Board of Directors has selected the next Executive Director of PICC – Andy Kang!
From April 19-23, immigrant serving organizations and immigrant leaders across Pennsylvania will be lifting up a collective message that Congress must provide a pathway to citizenship for all, end deportations, and include all families in COVID relief.
Maria Tinoco is PICC’s new Capacity Development Director. Maria will be taking over leadership of all of PICC’s public education and capacity building work, including Community Navigator trainings, developing educational webinars and materials, and building programs to support member organizations. Maria was raised in Reading, PA after migrating from Mexico at the age of four. […]
The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) joins in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. We are disheartened and outraged by the violent deaths of Hyun Jung Grant, Xiaojie Tan, Yong Ae Yue, Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, and Paul Andre Michels along with the critical wounding […]
A year ago, I announced that I would be leaving PICC in 2021. As my final day at PICC draws closer, I wanted to give all of you an update on our transition process.
The Capacity Development Director will be focused on helping PICC answer the question: how do we build the organizational capacity, individual leadership, and infrastructure of our movement so that immigrant communities can access the services they need and have powerful vehicles for creating systemic and structural change?
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with a final deadline of February 15, 2021.
The PA Immigrant Relief Fund was a joint project of PA is Ready! and Philadelphia-Area Immigrant Collective Action to provide direct emergency assistance to people excluded from federal COVID-19 assistance programs due to their immigration status or the immigration status of a family member and were in need of immediate financial assistance.
The Policy Director will be focused on helping PICC answer the question: how do we change the political landscape in Pennsylvania to win more pro-immigrant policies and stop all anti-immigrant policies?
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a final deadline of November 15, 2020.
The Executive Director of PICC is a highly effective communicator, masterful storyteller and bridge builder who demonstrates the ability to lead collaboration among groups representing multiple nationalities, languages, ethnicities, religions, and other identities and their intersections. They are a compassionate, persistent, and adaptable leader who will strengthen PICC’s vision.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, ideal start date will be February 2021.
Now in its fifth year, PA is Ready! is thrilled to announce its 2020 grant awards, totaling $228,750, to 22 organizations serving communities across Pennsylvania.
PICC is Hiring – Apply today!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2020 CONTACT: Maria Sotomayor, 610-883-3459 Pennsylvania – Today, the Supreme Court announced in a 5-4 ruling that President Trump did not have the authority to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program cases. This decision impacts the lives of over 700,000 current DACA recipients and their families across the […]
The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement.
ACTION DEADLINE: June 30, 2020
Help restore funding for PAIFUP and ask Philadelphia City Councilmembers and Mayor Kenney to commit to continuing to protect Philly’s immigrants, families, and communities.
The statewide fund will provide one-time emergency cash assistance to individuals excluded from federal COVID-19 relief programs.
ACTION DEADLINE: Weekly until June 30, 2020
Join us every Wednesday to call on state and county officials to release everyone in ICE detention. RSVP to the Facebook event to get weekly updates.
ACTION DEADLINE: July 30, 2020
Call your Senators and tell them we need to pass legislation that includes everyone – because #WeAreEssential.
PICC has put together this open-source list of resources for organizations and individuals working with immigrant and refugee communities in Pennsylvania. You can also view this document directly. Support the PA Immigrant Relief Fund, a statewide fund that will provide direct emergency assistance to people excluded from federal COVID-19 assistance programs due to their immigration […]
The 2020 Census is happening this year! The census only happens once every 10 years, and will impact each of us – our friends, our families, our neighbors, our communities- for the next decade and beyond. By completing the census form we can ensure that our community gets important resources for things like our schools […]
At PICC’s 2019 fall membership meeting I made an important announcement, and as PICC’s valued supporters, I wanted to make sure you heard the news directly from me.
ACTION DEADLINE: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
PA is Ready! strives to be an adaptive, well-coordinated Pennsylvania statewide network of organizations – rooted in and serving diverse immigrant and refugee communities – that is equipped to: Make legal and other immigration services accessible; Build power, organizational capacity, and the leadership of immigrant community members; and Address community-identified needs and root causes in […]
ACTION DEADLINE: Sept. 26, 2019
Help get Salud out of detention!
Action Deadline: October 1, 2019
Call Congress to help save the refugee resettlement program.
The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is a diverse coalition of over 50 member organizations across the state. Our mission is to advance immigrant rights and promote immigrants’ full integration into society by advocating with a unified voice for greater public understanding and welcoming public policies throughout Pennsylvania. PICC leads and supports campaigns to […]
On April 25th, organizations across the country are calling for the end of immigrant family detention, separation, and deportation. The ongoing violations to human and due process rights, the physical and mental abuse and medical neglect by ICE and the Border Patrol are immoral and disgusting. These attacks on the immigrant community must cease immediately […]
PICC’s youth organizing project aims to strengthen leadership among immigrant communities by helping immigrant and refugee youth become grassroots organizers and leaders of immigrant rights campaigns.
Action Deadline: January 16, 2019
Sign this petition to join the call for the 116th Congress to take action to provide #RefugeForFamilies
Action Deadline: November 27, 2018
The Trump administration has proposed a regulation change that will prevent an estimated hundreds of thousands of elderly and working poor immigrants from becoming United States citizens every year by prohibiting the use of income-verified public benefits as a way of establishing an inability to pay application fees.
The Statewide Political Director will lead PICC’s efforts to increase the political power of immigrant and refugee communities to pass policies at the local and state level. Please submit resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Action Deadline: Ongoing
Sign the petition to ask Governor Tom Wolf and Acting State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick to immediately enact a policy protecting immigrants in PA!
Action Deadline: December 10, 2018
You can take action to stop this harmful rule change by submitting a comment!
On September 22, the Trump administration released the text of the proposed public charge rule change and announced it would soon be published for comment. If the rule is finalized in its proposed form, this would mark a significant and harmful departure from the current policy. For over a hundred years, the government has recognized […]
Action Deadline: November 6, 2018
Submit a comment and tell the administration we need an END to family detention, not rules making it easier to detain children indefinitely.
PICC is hiring staff in Pittsburgh. Apply today!