Pennsylvania Legislation

DACA Delay Materials

Due to a technical error this spring by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DACA renewal application have been delayed for thousands of young people across the country. In Pennsylvania, that means hundreds of young people are currently facing the loss of jobs, health coverage and financial aid, and are being pushed back into the shadows and the fear of possible deportation and separation from their families.

Stop HB1885 - Advocacy Resources

The Pennsylvania Senate is expected to vote this week on HB1885, a bill that would punish cities and counties that limit collaboration with ICE, and would increase racial profiling in PA. If passed into law, this bill would make our communities less safe and would open every municipality in PA to costly litigation.

REPORT: Driver's Licenses for all: The Key to Safety and Security in Pennsylvania

On June 25, 2015, the Sheller Center for Social Justice at Temple University released Driver's Licenses for all: The Key to Safety and Security in Pennsylvania, a report on the benefits of providing driver’s licenses for all in Pennsylvania.

2015 Tuition Equity Toolkit

This toolkit includes 4 easy ways for advocates and allies to support the campaign for tuition equity. All materials, including tips, fact sheets and social media graphics are downloadable from this page or in our dropbox folder. If you have any questions, or want to get more involved, please contact PICC’s youth organizer, Maria Sotomayor at: 215-832-3482 or

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2015 Advocacy Packet

The 2015 Advocacy Packet was put together for use during PICC's annual Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Day on April 20th, 2015. We have made the packet available for use by any individual or organization who would like materials for local meetings with their elected representatives.

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2015 Advocacy Day Report

On April 20, 2015 immigrant and refugee community members, advocates and allies convened in Harrisburg to talk to legislators about issues affecting immigrant and refugee communities in Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania undocumented youth and supporters speak at Press Conference on Pennsylvania Dream Act

More than 40 undocumented youth and supporters came out to Harrisburg  today to attend a Press Conference on the Pennsylvania Dream Act organized by PICC in collaboration with Senator Lloyd Smucker.  The Pennsylvania Dream Act was introduced on March 18th and would  provide undocumented students who have graduated from high school in Pennsylvania, or have a GED certificate, the opportunity to access affordable college education through in-state tuition rates.

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State Senator Lloyd Smucker to Introduce PA DREAM Act!

PICC is happy to announce that State Senator Lloyd Smucker (R- West Lampeter) yesterday announced his intention to introduce an in-state tuition bill for undocumented youth in Pennsylvania. Under current policy, many talented and committed young students who have lived in Pennsylvania for years do not qualify for the lower in-state tuition rate and therefore cannot afford to go to college.

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Take Action on SB 9!

Tell your representative to vote "No" on SB 9! Please click here to make a call or send an email today!

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Immigration News

PICC Participates in Public Hearing on the Pennsylvania Compact

Today, PICC and our allies particpated in a public hearing chaired by Councilman Kenney on immigration reform and the benefits of the Pennsylvania Compact.

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