PICC is often contacted to provide information and commentary on immigration issues. We are eager to help journalists with articles about issues impacting immigrant communities in Pennsylvania, and to provide a local perspective on national developments.
Jun 28 2013
PENNSYLVANIA—Yesterday, Senator Toomey was in the minority of Senators opposing the passage of the landmark Senate immigration reform bill (Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013). The bill cleared the Senate with a bipartisan majority of 68-32, including every Democrat and 18 Republicans.
Apr 17 2013
Philadelphia, PA—Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition applauds the introduction today of a bipartisan immigration reform bill in the Senate. The introduction of this bill marks a historic step towards comprehensive immigration reform that will repair our country’s broken immigration system. It shows that bipartisan compromise is possible and that we can break through the gridlock in Congress.
Feb 13 2013
Last week, Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform announced a coalition effort to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform in Pennsylvania. The coalition includes more than 35 community groups, immigrant advocates, faith-based organizations, unions and service providers, as well as local immigrant individuals and families. The coalition was joined by City Council members Kenney and Quinones-Sanchez, who have since introduced a City Council resolution in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.
Nov 13 2012
The election results have demonstrated the growing influence of Latino, Asian and immigrant voters across the United States and pushed immigration reform to the top of the national political agenda. PICC joins its national partners in the Fair Immigration Reform Movement to call on President Obama and Congress to take swift action on comprehensive and humane reform of our immigration system.