Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

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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. Please contact Sundrop Carter, Executive Director for press statements or interviews:

Senate Passes Immigration Bill with 68-32 Vote

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.

PICC Responds to Senate Immigration Bill

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.

Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform Press Event a Success

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.

Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition Joins National Partners in Call for Swift Action on 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.