Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Past Events / Events

PICC organizes and co-sponsors many events including lobby days, public actions, educational trainings, citizenship days and member meetings. Below are upcoming and recent PICC and PICC member organization events.

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

This week’s topic: Shut Down Berks campaign

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Register Online

We are hosting a webinar led by Maripat Pileggi from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia about proposed changes to “public charge” policies.

The Department of Homeland Security has drafted new rules redefining “public charge” policies.  If these rules go into effect, some immigrants may be forced to choose between enrolling their families (including their U.S. citizen children) in key benefits programs (like Medicaid, Food Stamps, LIHEAP and WIC) and jeopardizing their immigration status and ability to stay united with their families in the U.S.  The new rules are expected to be published very soon.  Once they are published, there will be a 30-60 day period to submit comments.

Join this webinar to learn about the proposed new rules, how you can submit comments in opposition to the new rules, and how you can advocate to keep immigrant access to benefits. Please register today!
 Online Webinar

What is a Community Navigator? Community Navigators are community members who receive specialized training to provide quality immigration services for their communities in an empowering and effective way. The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) will be hosting a series of trainings in Harrisburg from April 14-21, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Registration is required using this form. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

¿Quieres son los Navegantes Comunitarios? Los Navegantes Comunitarios son miembros de la comunidad que reciben capacitación especializada para proporcionar servicios de inmigración de calidad a miembros de sus comunidades. La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) organizará una serie de talleres en Harrisburg del 14 al 21 de abril de 2018 para capacitar a líderes comunitarios con las habilidades y el conocimiento necesario para ayudar a sus vecinos a acceder a recursos legales y comprender sus derechos. Se requiere registrarse usando este formulario. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

Module 6: Presentation and Training Skills/Habilidades para hacer presentaciones

Module 6 focuses on learning the basic presentation and training skills that Navigators will need to effectively present information to others in their communities. El Módulo 6 se enfoca en aprender las habilidades de capacitación que los Navegadores necesitarán para presentar información de manera efectiva a otras personas.

 International Service Center, 21 S. River St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

REGISTER: https://bit.ly/2H6hndF

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Learn about you and your children’s rights in schools. Learn how you can use the “Welcoming Schools” toolkit to pass resolutions and policies in your school district that will help protect immigrant and refugee families.

This toolkit provides students, parents, and community members with the information and tools they need to work with their schools to enact policies to ensure that all students, regardless of immigration status, are welcome, safe, and protected in the school environment. The toolkit includes sample resolutions and policies that can help keep children safe from immigration enforcement raids, protect student privacy, and affirm a commitment to acceptance and inclusiveness.

Childcare & interpretation provided.

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REGISTRARSE: https://bit.ly/2H6hndF

Aprenda cuales son los derechos de usted y sus hijos en las escuelas. Aprenda cómo usar nuestro “Welcoming Schools Toolkit” o “Kit de herramientas de Escuelas Acogedoras” para trabajar con su distrito escolar para aprobar resoluciones y políticas que ayudarán a proteger a las familias inmigrantes y refugiadas

Este kit les ensenara herramientas a padres de familia, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad como pueden trabajar con sus escuelas para pasar este tipo de resoluciones y políticas para que todos los estudiantes sin importar su estatus migratorio se sientan seguros y protegidos en sus escuelas. Este kit incluye ejemplos de resoluciones y políticas que pueden ayudar a mantener a los estudiantes seguros contra redadas migratorias, proteger la privacidad de identidad, y afirman el compromiso de aceptación e inclusión en las escuelas.

Cuidado de ninos y interpretacion.

 Casa San José 2116 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15216

#ShutDownBerks call-in day

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services have the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center, an action that would ensure the facility can no longer be used as a prison. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail but their legal responsibility.

No more nice words about “standing” with the immigrant community, we demand real action NOW. For more information and talking points, see Facebook event or the Shut Down Berks Campaign page.

¿Quieres son los Navegantes Comunitarios? Los Navegantes Comunitarios son miembros de la comunidad que reciben capacitación especializada para proporcionar servicios de inmigración de calidad a miembros de sus comunidades. La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) organizará una serie de talleres en Harrisburg del 14 al 21 de abril de 2018 para capacitar a líderes comunitarios con las habilidades y el conocimiento necesario para ayudar a sus vecinos a acceder a recursos legales y comprender sus derechos. Se requiere registrarse usando este formulario. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

Modulo 1: Introduccion a ley de Inmigración

El primer módulo proporciona una descripción general de la ley de inmigración de EE. UU.

 

 Seminario Web

What is a Community Navigator? Community Navigators are community members who receive specialized training to provide quality immigration services for their communities in an empowering and effective way. The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) will be hosting a series of trainings in Harrisburg from April 14-21, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Registration is required using this form. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

Module 1: Overview of Immigration Law 

The first module provides an overview of U.S. immigration law to help Navigators understand the functioning and shortcomings of the U.S. immigration system.

 

 Webinar/Seminario Web

Vigil to #ShutDownBerks

MILPA, Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness

Show your support for the families currently incarcerated at the Berks Family Detention Center, and send the message that we will keep fighting until we #ShutDownBerks and #EndFamilyDetention!

This month’s vigil will be led by the Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA (MILPA).

 BCRC, 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport PA 19533

What is a Community Navigator? Community Navigators are community members who receive specialized training to provide quality immigration services for their communities in an empowering and effective way. The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) will be hosting a series of trainings in Harrisburg from April 14-21, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Registration is required using this form. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

¿Quieres son los Navegantes Comunitarios? Los Navegantes Comunitarios son miembros de la comunidad que reciben capacitación especializada para proporcionar servicios de inmigración de calidad a miembros de sus comunidades. La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) organizará una serie de talleres en Harrisburg del 14 al 21 de abril de 2018 para capacitar a líderes comunitarios con las habilidades y el conocimiento necesario para ayudar a sus vecinos a acceder a recursos legales y comprender sus derechos. Se requiere registrarse usando este formulario. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

Module 2: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos

Navigators will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes cuando interactúen con la policía y los oficiales de inmigración.

Module 3: Deportation Defense/Defensa contra la deportación

This module focuses on understanding what immigrant communities can do to protect themselves and their families from deportation. Navigators learn how to complete deportation defense plans and packets. Los navegadores aprenden cómo completar planes y paquetes de defensa contra la deportación.

 International Service Center, 21 S. River St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Immigration Lecture (Philadephia)

Chestnut Hill College

The Country We Want to Be: A Faith-Based Reflection on Immigrants and Refugees in the 21st Century

A lecture by Donald Kerwin, Executive Director of the Center for Migration Studies, New York City

Free Admission. All are welcome. Parking available on premises.

 Main Room of SugarLoaf Chateau, Chestnut Hill College, 9220 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia 19118

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

This week’s topic: Welcoming Schools campaign

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Register online

Legislative Advocacy Training

Harrisburg Area NOW

Ever wanted to SPEAK UP about a state or local issue, but didn’t know where to start? Join us! This event is free and open to the public.

This training will cover:

  • State and local lawmaking
  • The best methods to contact your legislator
  • Messaging strategies for community advocacy
  • Rules of engagement for legislative meetings

The hosting organizations welcome donations of feminine hygiene products, such as, maxi pads and tampons, which will be delivered to homeless women in the area.

Register today! Share on Facebook!

Co-sponsored by: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter, Harrisburg Area NOW, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA (MILPA), LGBT Center, Planned Parenthood, Women of Color Network, AAUW, and League of Women Voters of the Harrisburg Area.

 

 HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, 1500 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102

This webinar is designed to orient prospective PA is Ready! grant applicants with the information they need to submit a successful PA is Ready! grant application. During the webinar, members of this year’s Grantmaking Committee will discuss:

  • The 2018 funding framework to understand the types of projects PA is Ready! will fund this year
  • This year’s timeline for application submission and review
  • The 2018 grant judging criteria
  • Dates for the regional trainings for our new Enforcement Resistance Initiative. Attendance is required for all Enforcement Resistance grantees.
  • Grantee reporting and other requirements

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom, a video conferencing platform. Registration is required! You will receive the necessary information to join the webinar following registration.

 

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, from 1:30-3 pm, CLS will conduct a basic training on various public benefits that immigrants can be eligible for.

We will discuss what to do if you have an issue accessing benefits (such as food stamps, cash assistance, Medicaid, and Emergency Medical Assistance) from the welfare office. We will also discuss what to do if you apply for SSI disability benefits and are denied.

This workshop will be held in English and Mandarin and/or Cantonese.

 Chinese Christian Church & Center – Spring Street Campus, 225 N. 10th Street, Philadelphia PA

Learn how you can use the Welcoming Schools toolkit to pass resolutions and policies in your school district that will help protect immigrant and refugee families. You must register in order to participate. 

This toolkit provides students, parents, and community members with the information and tools they need to work with their schools to enact policies to ensure that all students, regardless of immigration status, are welcome, safe, and protected in the school environment. The toolkit includes sample resolutions and policies that can help keep children safe from immigration enforcement raids, protect student privacy, and affirm a commitment to acceptance and inclusiveness.

En Español- Este webinar se repetirá de 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM del 27 de Febrero (después de la version en ingles). Por favor registre aquí para participar en el webinar en español.


              
            

En Español- Este webinar es de 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM del 27 de Febrero (después de la version en ingles). Por favor registre aquí para participar en el webinar en español.

Aprenda como usar nuestro “Welcoming Schools Toolkit” o “Kit de herramientas de Escuelas Acogedoras” para aprobar resoluciones y políticas en su distrito escolar que ayudarán a proteger a las familias inmigrantes y refugiadas.

Este kit le ensenara herramientas a padres de familia, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad como pueden trabajar con sus escuelas para pasar este tipo de resoluciones y políticas para que todos los estudiantes sin importar su estatus migratorio se sientan seguros y protegidos en sus escuelas. Este kit incluye ejemplos de resoluciones y políticas que pueden ayudar a mantener a los estudiantes seguros contra redadas migratorias, proteger la privacidad de identidad, y afirman el compromiso de aceptación e inclusión en las escuelas.


              
            

Pennsylvania is home to one of three immigrant family detention centers in the country, and the only publicly-owned one. Governor Wolf has known for two years that his administration could remove families from the abuse and neglect that they have been enduring in the Berks County Family Detention Center. The Governor’s administration has done the bare minimum to right the immoral and illegal detention of immigrant families.

FREE Together will lead this month’s vigil. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center. Follow the Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness and the Shut Down Berks Coalition on Facebook to get updates on events.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

Immigration Legal Clinic (Philadelphia)

AFRICOM, Nationalities Service Center, and HCP

Do you have TPS?

Come to learn if you qualify for some form of permanent immigration status or relief. Lawyers from Nationalities Service Center will conduct one-on-one legal screenings. For more information, call 215-439-5409 or email 29.michel@gmail.com

 FUMCOG (Pilling Hall), 6001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), presents its second short film; “America; I Too”, starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi and featuring the music from Grammy winners Quetzal. Writer and first time Director Anike Tourse shares the interconnected stories of three arrested and detained immigrants who navigate the system as they attempt to prevent their deportation. Film is based on real testimonies and experiences. Closed captioning for “America: I Too” is available in Spanish, Korean, and simple Chinese. Buy Tickets online.

This film is presented as part of The Women’s Film Festival, a forum that inspires and cultivates a movement to celebrate and unite the power of women in the film and entertainment industry.

 Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room, 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

FEMA Legal Clinic for Puerto Rican Evacuees (Lancaster)

Ceiba (PICC member), PA Department of State, and others

Pro Bono FEMA Legal Clinic to Assist Puerto Rico Evacuees

  • Register with FEMA
  • Submit claims with FEMA
  • Appeal FEMA Claim Denials

Clinica legal gratuita de FEMA para Asistir a los Evacuados de Puerto Rico

  • Registrese con FEMA
  • Presente sus reclamos con FEMA
  • Apelacion de reclamos denegados por FEMA

To register/para registrase: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qPBFTWyapcakex

for more information call: 717-705-5552 or email: nbristolco@pa.gov

 YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

U-Visa & VAWA Information Session & Free Immigration Legal Screening – Philadelphia

Esperanza Immigration Legal Services & Ceiba (PICC Members)

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You might be eligible for a U-Visa or VAWA if you are the victim of a series crime, including domestic violence, sexual assault, aggravated assault, trafficking, blackmail or extortion, and more. Come get information about eligibility and requirements, followed by a comprehensive legal for immigration relief. Cal 215-324-0746 to RSVP.

Es posible que sea elegible para una visa “U” o VAWA si ha sido victima de un delito grave, esto incluye: violencia domestica, abuso sexual o violacion, asalto agravado, trafico de personas, chantaje o extorsion, entre otros. Venga a obtener informacion sobre la elegibilidad y los requisitos, seguido de evaluaciones legales completas para remedios migratorios. Llame al 215-324-0746 para RSVP.

 

 

 Esperanza College, 4261 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA

Know Your Rights/Conozca Sus Derechos – Southside Pittsburgh

APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center

Come learn about how to safely interact with police and ICE in your home, your workplace, your car, and in the street. Employers and employees are also invited to come learn about proper workplace rights. Interpretation in Spanish and Mandarin; childcare provided. Please contact aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org with any questions.

 Coro Pittsburgh, 26 South 27th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Darers & Dreamers Second Friday Exhibition

Common Room Philly, Planned Parenthood SE PA, PICC

Join us for a night of art inspired by immigration, border crossing, and undocumented young people! The Common Room is partnering with Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC) to raise awareness about the 690,000 people in this country protected by the #DACA program. There will be information on ways to take action, beer and snacks, and work from artists of the Philadelphia community.

More information and RSVP on Facebook.

 Common Room Philly, 1509 N. Front St., Philadelphia PA 19122

Harrisburg: Immigrant Rights are Human Rights!

PICC, Make the Road PA, MILPA, CASA

On March 4th and 5th, immigrant and refugees communities, advocates, and allies will be gathering across Pennsylvania to lift up the vision and power of immigrants through art, action, and stories.

Our communities need immigration policies that reflect our values of compassion, inclusiveness, and diversity. We need local and federal policies that end deportations and detention, reunify and keep families together, welcome those seeking asylum and refuge, and provide a just and humane pathway toward citizenship for every immigrant in this country.

More information on the Facebook event!

 228 Walnut St., Harrisburgh PA

Philadelphia: Immigrant Rights are Human Rights!

PICC, Juntos, VietLead, Aquinas Center, Africom, NSM, Al-Bustan Seeds of Change

Join immigrants, refugees, advocates, and allies on March 5th to lift up the vision and power of immigrant communities!

We need immigration policies that reflect our values of compassion, inclusiveness, and diversity. We need local and federal policies that end deportations and detention, reunify and keep families together, welcome those seeking asylum and refuge, and provide a just and humane pathway toward citizenship for every immigrant in this country.

More information on the Facebook event!

 Thomas Paine Plaza, Philadelphia

Know Your Rights/Conocza Sus Derechos – Downtown Pittsburgh

APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center

Come learn about how to safely interact with police and ICE in your home, your workplace, your car, and in the street. Employers and employees are also invited to come learn about proper workplace rights. Interpretation in Spanish and Mandarin; childcare provided. Please contact aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org with any questions.

 United Steelworkers Building, 60 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh: Immigrant Rights are Human Rights!

PICC, Casa San Jose, Pittsburgh United, Thomas Merton Center, Planned Parenthood

On March 4th and 5th, immigrant and refugees communities, advocates, and allies will be gathering across Pennsylvania to lift up the vision and power of immigrants through art, community, and stories.

Our communities need immigration policies that reflect our values of compassion, inclusiveness, and diversity. We need local and federal policies that end deportations and detention, reunify and keep families together, welcome those seeking asylum and refuge, and provide a just and humane pathway toward citizenship for every immigrant in this country.

More information on the Facebook event!

 Market Square, Pittsburgh

Modern African dance and traditional African music, an African marketplace, a mancala game station, craft making for families and more converge at the Penn Museum’s annual Celebration of African Cultures. Local storytellers and artists lead guests in an interactive exploration of traditions from across the African continent, set among the Museum’s collection of textiles, sculpture, and masks in the Africa Gallery, and among statuary and tomb materials from 5,000 years of Egyptian culture in the Egyptian galleries.

For more information on the event, including a detailed schedule for the day, please follow this link:
https://www.penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail/777/celebration-of-african-cultures

 Penn Museum 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Modules 4&5 of our Community Navigator Training Series will be taught on the same day. Thank you to our partners Aquinas Center for hosting us and HIAS Pennsylvania for facilitating the training. Language interpretation and childcare available upon request and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-0615.

Los módulos 4 y 5 de nuestra serie de capacitación para Navegantes Comunitarios se impartirán el mismo día. Gracias a nuestros socios del Centro de Aquinas por hospedarnos a HIAS Pennsylvania por facilitar el taller. Se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación de idiomas y cuidado de niños a pedido. Registro es obligatorio. Haga clic aquí para acceder al formulario de registro. Para obtener más información acerca de esta capacitación, comuníquese con Carlos Adolfo González, coordinador de creación de capacidades del estado, en carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org o llamando al 215-832-0615.

Module 4: Eligibility Screening

One of the primary ways Navigators assist lawyers and DOJ accredited representatives is by completing eligibility screenings. In this module, Navigators learn how to use and complete the eligibility-screening tool. They also learn how to properly interview others and address sensitive questions while screening other community members during a pro se legal clinic under the supervision of an attorney and/or DOJ accredited representative.

Module 5: Citizenship

Becoming a U.S. citizen confers onto immigrants full legal protections, as well as the right to full civic participation in American society. This module focuses teaching Navigators how to assist others with the application process. Navigators first learn about the requirements and process to become a U.S. citizen. Then they learn how to screen for citizenship eligibility and complete an N-400 application in a pro se legal clinic under the supervision of an attorney or DOJ accredited representative. Navigators will also learn the requirements for application fee reductions and waivers and how to file these forms.

 Aquinas Center,

Pennsylvania is home to one of three immigrant family detention centers in the country, and the only publicly-owned one. Governor Wolf has known for two years that his administration could remove families from the abuse and neglect that they have been enduring in the Berks County Family Detention Center. The Governor’s administration has done the bare minimum to right the immoral and illegal detention of immigrant families.

The United Church of Christ Pennsylvania Southeast Conference will lead this month’s vigil. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center. Follow the Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness and the Shut Down Berks Coalition on Facebook to get updates on events.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

Modules 2&3 of our Community Navigator Training Series will be taught on the same day. Many thanks to our partner Casa San Jose for facilitating these modules. Language interpretation and childcare are available upon request and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Alicia Quebral, WE Lead Program Staff, at aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org or (412) 387-7422.

Los módulos 2 y 3 de nuestra serie de capacitación para Navegantes Comunitarios se impartirán el mismo día. Muchas gracias a nuestros socios AFRICOM y Juntos por facilitar estos módulos. La interpretación de idiomas y el cuidado de los niños están disponibles bajo petición y se proporcionará el almuerzo. Registro es obligatorio. Haga clic aquí para acceder al formulario de registro. Para obtener más información acerca de esta capacitación, comuníquese con Alicia Quebral, WE Lead Program Staff, at aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org or (412) 387-7422.

Module 2: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos

Navigators will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes cuando interactúen con la policía y los oficiales de inmigración.

Module 3: Deportation Defense/Defensa contra la deportación

This module focuses on understanding what immigrant communities can do to protect themselves and their families from deportation. Navigators learn how to complete deportation defense plans and packets. Los navegadores aprenden cómo completar planes y paquetes de defensa contra la deportación.

 Global Switchboard, 305 34th St., Pittsburgh PA

Modules 2&3 of our Community Navigator Training Series will be taught on the same day. Many thanks to our partners AFRICOM and Juntos for facilitating these modules. Language interpretation and childcare are available upon request and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-0615.

Los módulos 2 y 3 de nuestra serie de capacitación para Navegantes Comunitarios se impartirán el mismo día. Muchas gracias a nuestros socios AFRICOM y Juntos por facilitar estos módulos. La interpretación de idiomas y el cuidado de los niños están disponibles bajo petición y se proporcionará el almuerzo. Registro es obligatorio. Haga clic aquí para acceder al formulario de registro. Para obtener más información acerca de esta capacitación, comuníquese con Carlos Adolfo González, coordinador de creación de capacidades, en carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org o llamando al 215-832-0615.

Module 2: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos

Navigators will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes cuando interactúen con la policía y los oficiales de inmigración.

Module 3: Deportation Defense/Defensa contra la deportación

This module focuses on understanding what immigrant communities can do to protect themselves and their families from deportation. Navigators learn how to complete deportation defense plans and packets. Los navegadores aprenden cómo completar planes y paquetes de defensa contra la deportación.

 6328 Paschal Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142

Modulo 6: Habilidades para hacer presentaciones

Esperaos que los navegantes comunitarios pongan los conocimientos y habilidades recién adquiridos para beneficio de sus comunidades. EEl Módulo 6 se enfoca en aprender las habilidades de capacitación que los Navegadores necesitarán para presentar información de manera efectiva a otras personas. Los navegadores aprenderán a planificar y presentar un taller de informacion de manera efectiva. Registration es necesaria. Hagan click aqui para registrarse. Ponganse en contacto con Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez si tienen alguna pregunta al correo carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org.

 

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Module 6: Presentation and Training Skills

Navigators are expected to put their newly acquired knowledge and skills to use for the benefit of their communities. Module 6 focuses on learning the basic presentation and training skills that Navigators will need to effectively present information to others in their communities. Navigators will learn how to effectively plan and present a workshop, as well as what support they can expect from PICC.

Language interpretation and childcare available upon request and dinner will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-0615.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Modulo 1: Información general sobre la Ley de Inmigración

El primer módulo proporciona una descripción general de la ley de inmigración de EE. UU. Para ayudar a los navegantes a comprender el funcionamiento y las deficiencias del sistema de inmigración. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los cuatro caminos principales para inmigrar a los Estados Unidos, así como también podrán distinguir entre diferentes estatus legales de inmigrantes, e identificar potenciales formas de alivio para los inmigrantes indocumentados. Este módulo también proporciona una visión general de los cambios recientes en la política de inmigración. Por último, los Navegadores aprenden cómo identificar, informar y evitar la práctica no autorizada de la ley mientras evalúan o ayudan a otros miembros de la comunidad a completar sus solicitudes.

Para participar en este seminario virtual usando un computor, haga click en siguiente enlace: https://zoom.us/j/135683757

Alternativamente, pueden participar atravez de un telefono llamado al +1-669-900-6833 y marcando el ID numbero 135-683-757.

Registro es obligatorio. Hagan aqui para registrarse. Para obtener más información sobre este taller, comuníquese con Carlos Adolfo González, coordinador estatal de capacidades, en carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org o al 215-832-0615.

 Seminario virtual

Module 1 will be offered via Webinar.

Module 1: Overview of Immigration Law

The first module provides an overview of U.S. immigration law to help Navigators understand the functioning and shortcomings of the U.S. immigration system. Navigators will learn about the four primary paths for immigrating to the United States, as well as be able to distinguish between different non-immigrant and immigrant status and identify potential forms of relief for undocumented immigrants. This module also provides an overview of recent changes in immigration enforcement policy. Lastly, Navigators learn how to identify, report, and avoid the unauthorized practice of law while screening or assisting other community members to complete their applications.

To participate in our video conference using a computer, click the following link: https://zoom.us/j/661487453

Alternatively, you can participate via phone by dialing +1-669-900-6833, followed by the meeting ID: 661-487-453.

Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-0615.

 Webinar

Free Immigration Legal Clinic – Philadelphia

AFRICOM, Hiaitan Coalition of Philadelphia, & Nationalities Service Center

Lawyers from Nationalities Service Center will screen participants for forms of immigration relief and leaders from AFRICOM will lead a know your rights workshop. Participants will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. For more information, call 215-439-5409.

 6001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA FUMCOG (Pilling Hall)

Prepare yourself and your family in case of an encounter with immigration officers. Immigration lawyers will be present to answer questions and meet with you one on one.

Infórmese y prepárese en caso de un encuentro con inmigración. Abogados de inmigración estarán presente para responder sus preguntas.

 

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 San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, 425 S. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Las oficinas de inmigracion han comenzado a acceptar solicitudes de renovacion de DACA pero solamente para personsa que ya lo tenian.
Este lunes tendremos expertos y abogados de inmigracion contestando sus preguntas sobre como renovar y quien califica para hacerlo. Mas informacion en Facebook. 

Este evento es completamente gratis!

 600 Washington Ave, 2nd floor, Unit 18UA, Philadelphia PA

The Grupo de Apoyo e Integracion Hispanoamericano will be offering a no-cost DACA renewal workshop with Atty. Katie Albarelli in Allentown. More information on Facebook.

El Grupo de Apoyo e Integracion Hispanoamericano se complace en anunciar un TALLER para RENOVAR DACA en Allentown, DOMINGO 28 enero, de 1-4 pm, en la Iglesia de San Lucas, al 417 N. 7th Street.La abogada Katie Albarelli estara, brindando su apoyo y pericie y confirmando que las aplicaciones se hagan bien. Sera un buen momento para que TODOS nos reunamos para hablar del futuro y para hablar de los jovenes y sus familias que siguen en un imbo legal. Vengan, si pueden renovar el DACA. Vengan si quieren apoyar nuestros esfuerzos!

 St. Luke's Church, 417 N. 7th Street, Allentown, PA

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

This week’s topic: Sanctuary policy advocacy for allies

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Register online

Seminario Virtual Sobre la Renovación de DACA

PICC & Nationalities Service Center (NSC)

PICC y nuestro socio NSC estámos organizando un seminario web de emergencia sobre las renovaciones de DACA. Un juez federal recientemente impidió que la administración de Trump terminara el programa de DACA mientras el caso avanzaba hacia los tribunales y dio instrucciones al gobierno para que reanude el procesamiento de las solicitudes de renovación de DACA. USCIS ha comenzado a aceptar solicitudes de renovación una vez más. El Departamento de Justicia apeló la decisión. Mientras tanto, todas las personas que son elegibles deben enviar sus solicitudes de renovación. Participen en este seminario virtual para conocer quién es elegible para renovar y otros detalles relacionados con DACA.

Para participar en el seminario atravez de una computadora, hagan click en el siguiente enlace: https://zoom.us/j/312788630

Alternativamente, pueden participar llamando al:  +1 646-558-8656, segido por el ID de la reunión: 312-788-630

 

Get updates and ask questions regarding recent changes to DACA, including the federal court order mandating that the government accept DACA renewals. If you qualify, receive free legal assistance to renew your DACA. If you qualify, receive free legal assistance to renew your DACA. Please RSVP by calling(215) 324-0746.

Ponte ala dia sobre los cambios recientes de DACA, incluyendo la orden judicial federal que exige que el gobierno acepte renovaciones de DACA. Si calificas, abogados de inmigracion te ayudaran con tu aplicacion de renovacion. Para reservaciones, llamar al (215) 324-0746.

 Esperanza College, 4261 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

PICC and our partner HIAS PA are hosting an emergency webinar on DACA renewals. A federal judge recently blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA while the case moves forward in the courts and instructed the government to resume processing applications for DACA renewals. USCIS has begun accepting applications for renewals once again. The Justice Department has appealed the decision. In the meantime, all eligible DACA recipients should submit their renewal applications. Join us to learn about who is eligible to renew and other details surrounding DACA.

To join the webinar from a computer, click: https://zoom.us/j/256130577
Alternatively, to join the webinar via phone, dial: +1 669-900-6833, followed by the Meeting ID: 256-130-577

Help Bensalem Resist 287g

BuxMonth Inclusive and Progressive, Make the Road PA (PICC Member), PICC

The recent announcement made by Bensalem’s Public Safety Director, Fred Harran, that Bensalem Police Department has applied to be part of 287g program, in which local police are trained to act as immigration officers, is alarming. Collaboration of local police with ICE opens townships to legal liability, encourages intolerance, and drives immigrant families away. Already, there has been an increase in racial profiling incidents in Bensalem. Community leaders will be speaking out against 287g at the Council Meeting. More information on the event and background on 287g on the Facebook event.

 2400 Byberry Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020-6101

Pennsylvania is home to one of three immigrant family detention centers in the country, and the only publicly-owned one. Governor Wolf has known for two years that his administration could remove families from the abuse and neglect that they have been enduring in the Berks County Family Detention Center. The Governor’s administration has done the bare minimum to right the immoral and illegal detention of immigrant families.

Pastor Maria and Daniel Erdman from Iglesia Presbiteriana Resurreccion will leading our next vigil. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center. Please read more about the event and RSVP.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

DACA Renewal Clinic – Pittsburgh

Casa San Jose (PICC Member)

Puedes renovar su DACA este sábado (GRATIS!!) entre 11am y 2pm. Tendremos cuidado de niños y comida.

Si tienes preguntas, llame a 412-343-3111!

 2116 Broadway Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15216

The Summit Against Racism is the leading educational and skills-building gathering centered on racial justice in the Pittsburgh region.  The Summit, in its 20th year, is a forum for learning, connecting and visioning for a more just Pittsburgh and world. with the aim of assessing the current needs of our community while developing strategies to combat racism in the coming year.

This year’s theme is “The Struggle Continues: Healing Trauma, Building Community, and Inspiring Action.” Join PICC partners Casa San Jose, Friends of Farmworkers, and LCLAA in their panels on trauma and healing in immigrant communities!

More information on their Facebook event and registration here.

 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 616 N. Highland Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Representative Lloyd Smucker must vote to stand with DREAMers when Congress votes on the 19th! Bring candles for a vigil and stand with us in solidarity to make a statement to Smucker that he represents ALL of us! RSVP and more info.

 815 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601-3615

Representative Charlie Dent must vote to stand with DREAMers when Congress votes on the 19th! Bring candles for a vigil and stand with us in solidarity to make a statement to Dent that he represents ALL of us! RSVP and more info.

 3900 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103-6146

Representative Lloyd Smucker must vote to stand with DREAMers when Congress votes on the 19th! Bring candles for a vigil and stand with us in solidarity to make a statement to Smucker that he represents ALL of us! RSVP and more info.

 51 South Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

This week’s topic: Effective legislative advocacy

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Register online

Once again, immigrant families in PA will spending the holidays in jail. Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 19th to send a coordinated message to Governor Tom Wolf that he needs to act immediately to release the families and #ShutDownBerks!

Read more information on the event page.

Show your support for the families currently incarcerated at the Berks Family Detention Center, and send the message that we will keep fighting until we #ShutDownBerks and #EndFamilyDetention!

Read more on the event page.

 BCRC, 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport PA 19533

Immigration Legal Clinic/Clinica Legal de Inmigracion

Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Upper Darby (PICC Member)

Learn about your rights, the immigration process, if you qualify for an immigration relief and to learn how to fill out a immigration defense packet and plan for you and your family!

Aprender mas sobre sus derechos, si califica para algún proceso migratorio y como llenar un plan de defensa contra la deportación para usted y su familia.

More information on Facebook.

 Multicultural Community Family Services, 7016 Terminal Square, Suite 1-A, Upper Darby

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

This week’s topic: TBA

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Video - registration required

Join CASA to sing Christmas carols! We’ve written funny lyrics in both English and in Spanish. We will have Santa Claus hats, musical instruments and coffee/hot chocolate. In addition, you can sign a giant postcard that we have prepared asking Smucker to protect the DREAMERS.

Únase a CASA para cantar unos villancicos de Navidad un tanto diferentes. Las letras serán muy divertidas, tanto en inglés como en castellano. Tendremos gorritos de Santa Claus, instrumentos musicales y café/chocolate caliente. Además, podrá firmar una postal gigante que hemos preparado pidiéndole a Smucker que proteja a los DREAMERS.

More information and RSVP on Facebook.

 Penn Square, Lancaster

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Glatfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

Free Citizenship Clinic / Clinica de ciudadania gratuita – Philadelphia

Ceiba & Esperanza Legal Services (PICC Members)

Call us to reserve a place at our upcoming citizenship eligibility screening session where our accredited representatives, attorneys, and trained volunteers will screen you for US citizenship. To be eligible to attend, you must: be over 18 years old, have basic english skills (or be eligibile for a language waiver), have a green card for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to an American citizen). Please bring your green card. Space is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. This session is screening ONLY. Appointments for the application assistance clinic will be given at the screening. Call 215-324-0746 to reserve your place.

Llámenos para reservar un lugar en nuestra próxima sesión de selección de elegibilidad para la ciudadanía en la que nuestros representantes acreditados, abogados y voluntarios capacitados lo seleccionarán para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense. Para ser elegible para asistir, debe: tener más de 18 años, tener conocimientos básicos de inglés (o ser elegible para una exención de idioma), tener una tarjeta de residencia durante al menos 5 años (o 3 años si está casado con un ciudadano estadounidense). Por favor traiga su tarjeta verde de residencia. El espacio es limitado. Las solicitudes se aceptarán por orden de llegada. Esta sesión se selecciona SOLAMENTE. Las citas para la clínica de asistencia de solicitud se darán en la proyección. Llame al 215-324-0746 para reservar su lugar.

 Esperanza College, 4261 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Glatfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

This week’s topic: update on the status of the various Muslim and refugee bans

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Video - registration required

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Glatfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

Clínica de Inmigración / Immigration Screening Clinic – Upper Darby

Centro de Apoyo Comunitario & Friends of Farmworkers (PICC Members)

Taller informativo de paquetes de defensa contra la deportación. Información sobre renocación de ITINs. Información sobre otros alivios migratorios como visa T, visa U, y estatus de protección temporal (TPS), residencia permanente, y ciudadanía.

Sabe si califica para estos u otros alivios migratorios? Ha sido víctima de un crimen o de abuso domestico? Asista a esta clínica de Inmigración para saber si califica.

para más información llame a Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, 610-713-5954.

This session is targeted for the Spanish Speaking community, but no one will be turned away because of language.

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Informative workshop on deportation defense package. Information about renewing ITINs. Information about other migratory reliefs such as T visa, U visa, and temporary protection status (TPS), permanent residence, and citizenship.

Do you know if you qualify for these or other forms of immigratory relief? Have you been the victim of a crime or domestic abuse? Attend this Immigration clinic to find out if you qualify.

For more information call the Community Support Center, 610-713-5954.

 Upper Darby Welcome Center, 7000 Walnut St, Upper Darby, PA 19082

From November 27-December 9, PICC will be hosting an in-person training series for Community Navigators. Navigators will receive specialized training to provide quality immigration services for their communities in an empowering and effective ways. The schedule is below- please see the registration page for locations and more details. Interpretation and childcare will be available. Please register by Nov. 20th and contact Alicia at aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org with any questions.

  • 11/27: Orientation for Community Navigators
  • 11/28: Overview of Immigration Law
  • 12/2: Eligibility Screening & Citizenship
  • 12/6: Presentation & Training Skills
  • 12/9: Know Your Rights & Deportation Defense

Free Citizenship Clinic/clínica de ciudadanía gratuita – Philadelphia

Ceiba & Esperanza Legal Services (PICC Members)

Call us to reserve a place at our upcoming citizenship eligibility screening session where our accredited representatives, attorneys, and trained volunteers will screen you for US citizenship. To be eligible to attend, you must: be over 18 years old, have basic english skills (or be eligibile for a language waiver), have a green card for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to an American citizen). Please bring your green card. Space is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. This session is screening ONLY. Appointments for the application assistance clinic will be given at the screening. Call 215-324-0746 to reserve your place.

Llámenos para reservar un lugar en nuestra próxima sesión de selección de elegibilidad para la ciudadanía en la que nuestros representantes acreditados, abogados y voluntarios capacitados lo seleccionarán para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense. Para ser elegible para asistir, debe: tener más de 18 años, tener conocimientos básicos de inglés (o ser elegible para una exención de idioma), tener una tarjeta de residencia durante al menos 5 años (o 3 años si está casado con un ciudadano estadounidense). Por favor traiga su tarjeta verde de residencia. El espacio es limitado. Las solicitudes se aceptarán por orden de llegada. Esta sesión se selecciona SOLAMENTE. Las citas para la clínica de asistencia de solicitud se darán en la proyección. Llame al 215-324-0746 para reservar su lugar.

 Esperanza College, 4261 N 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Clínica de Inmigración / Immigration Screening Clinic – Upper Darby

Centro de Apoyo Comunitario & Friends of Farmworkers (PICC Members)

Taller informativo de paquetes de defensa contra la deportación. Información sobre renocación de ITINs. Información sobre otros alivios migratorios como visa T, visa U, y estatus de protección temporal (TPS), residencia permanente, y ciudadanía.

Sabe si califica para estos u otros alivios migratorios? Ha sido víctima de un crimen o de abuso domestico? Asista a esta clínica de Inmigración para saber si califica.

para más información llame a Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, 610-713-5954.

This session is targeted for the Spanish Speaking community, but no one will be turned away because of language.

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Informative workshop on deportation defense package. Information about renewing ITINs. Information about other migratory reliefs such as T visa, U visa, and temporary protection status (TPS), permanent residence, and citizenship.

Do you know if you qualify for these or other forms of immigratory relief? Have you been the victim of a crime or domestic abuse? Attend this Immigration clinic to find out if you qualify.

For more information call the Community Support Center, 610-713-5954.

 

 Sótano de la Iglesia San Lorenzo (St. Laurence Church), 8245 W. Chester Pike, Upper Darby

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

This week’s topic: Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Glatfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

 Learn more about how immigration works –and where it doesn’t—and how you and your congregation can support your immigrant neighbors.

 St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 417 N. 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Gratfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

Our civil rights are in jeopardy. Support your favorite cause and those that impact your neighbors and friends. Come and learn about, make a donation to, or sign up to volunteer with these great organizations doing important work in Montgomery county. Come for the food, stay for the cause!

Proceeds from the 5k run/2k walk will benefit PICC! Facebook event here.

 1700 W. Main St. Norristown, PA

Multicultural Community Orientation – Harrisburg

International Service Center (PICC Member)

In an effort to increase the awareness of the various community representatives and Language Consultants regarding the mission and services of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the International Service Center is organizing a Multicultural Community Orientation on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Officers Alisha Welch and Shawnee Swinton from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Region III, have accepted our invitation to be the main presenters.

Knowing of your special interest in such issues as Language Access for Limited English Proficient immigrants and Civil Rights Protection for refugees, we would like to invite you to participate in this important event.

We would be very grateful if you could inform us of your intent to participate by Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by contacting Mr. Tuan at (717) 236-9401, e-mail: tuan@isc76.org;  or Ms. Hang at (717) 236-1523, e-mail: hang@isc76.org.

 Fellowship Hall, Market Square Presbyterian Church, 21 South River Street, Harrsiburg, PA 17101

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

This week’s topic: digital surveillance

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

Dia De Los Muertos is a celebration of those who have passed on. THIS NOVEMBER 3RD, we say, Jose Vive! (Jose Lives)! We say, La Lucha Sigue (The Struggle Continues). This First Friday, we will remember Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez and all who have died at the hands of our country’s xenophobic and racist policies. Jose Antonio was a 16 year old boy who was shot 10 times by Border Patrol agents in 2012.

We will drink, we will dance, and we will honor and celebrate our lives for the sacredness that they are. Full menu will be posted on this event as updated. We will have a pop-up restaurant, plenty of space to sit and eat, live music, drinking, dancing, and more celebrating.

There will be a donation-based bar, a dance floor, hot food, hot beverages (cold ones too!), and most importantly, our alter and prayer flags. The altar should be decorated with flowers, candles, and pictures of loved ones. Please bring anything else you want to add. 

 5120 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

¿No está seguro si ahora es elegible para solicitar la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos? Asista a nuestra clínica de elegibilidad para averiguarlo. Los abogados de inmigración de Friends of Farmworkers evaluarán a los residentes legales permanentes para la elegibilidad de ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos. Todos los participantes aprenderán si son elegibles para presentar una solicitud ahora y qué documentos necesitan para solicitar la ciudadanía de los EE. UU. Póngase en contacto con Leslie Avila al 717-557-6038 para concertar una cita. ¡El evento es gratis!

Are you unsure if you are now eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship? Attend our eligibility clinic to find out. Immigration attorneys from Friends of Farmworkers will screen legal permanent residents for U.S. citizenship eligibility. All participants will learn if they are eligible to apply now and what documents they need to apply for U.S. citizenship. Contact Leslie Avila at 717-557-6038 to secure an appointment. The event is free!

 

 

 St. Francis of Assisi Church Basement, 1439 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17103

Art and Action to #ShutDownBerks

ShutDownBerks Campaign

Join members of the #ShutDownBerks campaign and artist Michelle Angela Ortiz to honor the families incarcerated at the Berks Family Detention Center and call on Governor Wolf and PA DHS Commissioner Miller to issue an ERO and shut down the facility.

 Philadelphia City Hall, North Entrance

Nuestra segunda reunion comunitaria! Puntos de conversacion:

  • DACA
  • Con quienes quieren hablar/conocer?
  • Que es santuario?
  • Noticias nuevas de Casa

Evento gratis, todos son bienvenidos!

 United Church of Christ, 1805 Tonopah St. Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 online

El cuarto módulo de nuestra serie de capacitacion para navegadores comunitarios explicará sus funciones como voluntarios durante las clínicas legales y le enseñará cómo completar una herramienta elegibilidad para un cliente. La formación se ofrecerá a través de Zoom, un sitio web de videoconferencia. Las instrucciones sobre cómo unirse a la formación se compartirán en el correo electrónico de confirmación una vez que se haya completado el registro. Este entrenamiento será facilitado por abogados de Nationalities Service Center. Haga clic aqui para registrarse.

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Zoom

FREE Citizenship Clinic – Scranton

EILS & UNCPA (PICC Members)

FREE citizenship screening and naturalization application assistance for eligible immigrants in the Scranton Area.

To apply you must:

  • Be over 18
  • Have basic English skills (or be eligible for a language waiver)
  • Have a green card for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to a US Citizen)
  • Live in Lackawanna or Luzurne Counties.

Space is limited! Applicants will be accepted on a first-come basis. Call 215-324-0746 to reserve your spot.

 United Neighborhood Centers of NE PA, 509 Cedar Ave, Scranton PA 18505

Community Navigator Module 5: Citizenship

Esperanza Immigration Legal Services

This is the fifth module of our six-part Community Navigator Training Series. Module 5 focus on citizenship. Participants will learn the eligibility requirements for applying for U.S. citizenship and be able to provide application assistance under the supervision of an immigration attorney and/or DOJ accredited representative. This training will be conducted in English. The training will be offered via Zoom, a video conferencing website. Instructions on how to join the training will be shared in the confirmation email once registration is complete. The training will be facilitated by a lawyer from Esperanza Immigration Legal Services. Click here to register.

Navegadores Comunitarios Modulo 5: Ciudadania

Church World Service - Lancaster

Éste es el quinto módulo de nuestra Serie de Entrenamiento para Navegadores Comunitarios de seis partes. El módulo 5 se centra en la ciudadanía. Los participantes aprenderán los requisitos de elegibilidad para solicitar la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos y ser capaces de proporcionar asistencia para la solicitud bajo la supervisión de un abogado de inmigración y / o representante acreditado por el Departamento de Justicia. Esta capacitación se realizará en español. La formación se ofrecerá a través de Zoom, un sitio web de videoconferencia. Las instrucciones sobre cómo unirse a la formación se compartirán en el correo electrónico de confirmación una vez que se haya completado el registro. La capacitación será facilitada por un abogado de Church World Service – Lancaster. Haya click y complete el formulario aqui.

 Zoom

DACA Renewal Legal Clinic/Taller Legal de Renovación DACA – Allentown

Grupo de Apoyo e Integración Hispanoamericano

Attorneys and volunteers will help you complete your DACA renewal application before the Oct. 5 deadline. No need to call in advance to make an appointment. Please bring your current work permit. The clinic is free and open to everyone. Questions? Call 610-972-0736 or 610-908-531.

Abogados y voluntarios le ayudarán a completar su solicitud de renovación de DACA antes de la fecha límite del 5 de octubre. No es necesario llamar con antelación para hacer una cita. Por favor traiga su permiso de trabajo actual. El eveno es gratis y abierto a todos. ¿Preguntas? Por favor llamar al 610-972-0736 *o* 908 531 3499.

 St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Immigration Law Attorneys and Assistant will be providing FREE legal consultations and services. We can also help you explore other options that may be available to you. If you need help paying fee(s) we can help you during the clinic.

PLEASE CALL (412) 343- 3111 to sign up and schedule a time. Share on Facebook.

 1810 Belasco Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216-3502

HIAS lawyers will assist eligible DACA beneficiaries complete and submit their renewal applications before the Oct. 5th deadline. Please call  (215) 832-0900 to pre-register.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Community Navigator Module 4: Eligibility Screening Tool

Friends of Farmworkers & HIAS Pennsylvania

The fourth module of our Community Navigator training series will explain your roles as volunteers during legal clinics and train you on how to complete an eligibility screening tool for a client. This training will be conducted in English. The training will be offered via Zoom, a video conferencing website. Instructions on how to join the training will be shared in the confirmation email once registration is complete. This training will be facilitated by lawyers from Friends of Farmworkers and HIAS Pennsylvania. Click here to register.

Para todos a los que su estatus y permiso de trabajo de DACA expira entre el 5 de septiembre del 2017 y el 5 de marzo del 2018 y tiene que ser renovado antes del 5 de octubre.

Que hay que traer?

  1. Tarjeta vigente de permiso de trabajo
  2. Pasaporte vigente u otra identificacion
  3. Notificacion mas reciente de aprobacion de DACA y autorizacion de trabajo
  4. Dos fotos tamaño pasaporte
  5. Si es posible, una copia de la ultima aplicacion para ahorrar tiempo

Duante este evento, personal del Consulado de Mexico en Filadelfia evaluara los casos de los beneficiarios DACA mexicanos que requieren asistancia, para conocer si califican para un apoyo parcial para el costo de la cuota de renovacion de USCIS.

 

Free DACA Legal Renewals at LCH/Renovaciones Gratuitas del Programa Legal DACA

Who/Quienes: For those whose DACA status and permit will expire between September 5th 2017 and March 5th 2018 and must renew by October 5th……/Para todos a los que su estatus y permiso de trabajo de DACA expira entre el 5 de Septiembre del 2017 y el 5 de Marzo del 2018 y tiene que ser renovado antes del 5 de Octubre.

More information on Facebook event/Mas information en event de Facebook.

 La Comunidad Hispana (LCH), 731 W. Cypress St. Kennett Square, PA 19348

Immigration Law Attorneys and Assistant will be providing FREE legal consultations and services. We can also help you explore other options that may be available to you. If you need help paying fee(s) we can help you during the clinic.

PLEASE CALL (412) 343- 3111 to sign up and schedule a time. Share on Facebook.

 1810 Belasco Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216-3502

HIAS lawyers will assist eligible DACA beneficiaries complete and submit their renewal applications before the Oct. 5th deadline. Please call  (215) 832-0900 to pre-register.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Free DACA Clinics- Pittsburgh

Jewish Family & Children's Service, Latino Community Center

Immigration Law Attorneys and Assistant will be providing FREE legal consultations and services. We can also help you explore other options that may be available to you. If you need help paying fee(s) we can help you during the clinic.

PLEASE CALL (412) 343- 3111 to sign up and schedule a time. Share on Facebook.

 Catholic Charities 212 9th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Casa de la Cultura and HIA Pennsylvania will hold a DACA renewal clinic followed by a know your rights session. HIA attorneys will assist eligible DACA beneficiaries to complete their renewal applications. HIAS lawyers will do DACA renewals from 10-1pm. Individuals can register for a DACA renewal appointment by calling Brenda at 717-321-5394 or emailing casagettysburg@gmail.com. We will have a Know Your Rights session from 2-3pm and people can come in for immigration relief screenings from 2-5pm. Questions? Email casagettysburg@gmail.com

 

Casa de la Cultura y HIA Pennsylvania llevarán a cabo una clínica de renovación DACA seguida de una sesión de conocer sus derechos. Los abogados de HIA ayudarán a los beneficiarios DACA elegibles a completar sus solicitudes de renovación. Los abogados de HIAS harán renovaciones de DACA de 10-1pm. Las personas pueden inscribirse para una cita de renovación de DACA llamando a Brenda al 717-321-5394 o enviando un correo electrónico a casagettysburg@gmail.com. Tendremos un taller para orientar a los participantes sobre sus derechos a partir de las 2-3pm y la gente puede venir para los exámenes de inmigración de 2-5pm. ¿Preguntas? Correo electrónico casagettysburg@gmail.com.

 Gettysburg College, Master Hall

How to Open Borders & Defeat Deportations

Free Migration Project (PICC Member)

Immigrant communities are under attack, and the Trump administration is eliminating the DACA program. Yet public support for open immigration policies is also increasing, and the public is more engaged with immigration policy than ever. Public opinion on immigration is fiercely divided.

In this volatile environment, what is the way forward for immigration policy? Can DACA be saved or replaced? What can you do to support immigrant communities right now?

Hear from experts in immigration law, advocacy, and community organizing.
Join guided small-group workshops to learn how you can fight for immigrant communities.

Speakers/Workshop Leaders:

Jazmin Delgado, New Sanctuary Movement: Community organizing
Domenic Powell, Penn Law School: Communications and policy
Juliette Gomez, Law Office of Juliette E. Gomez: Immigration law
Erika Guadalupe Nunez, Fleisher Art Memorial: Art and activism
Benjamin Miller, South Philly Barbacoa: Food activism

Please register here.

 Van Pelt Library, Room 113 – 3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

DACA issuances and work permits expiring between September 5th, 2017 and March 5th, 2018 must be submitted for renewal by Ocotber 5th, 2017. Come get assistance with your DACA renewal!

Las emisiones de DACA y los permisos de trabajo que vencen entre el 5 de septiembre de 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018 deben ser sometidos a renovación el 5 de Octubre de 2017. ¡Venga para obtener asistencia con tu renovación de DACA!

 501 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign.

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Online

El cuarto modulo de nuestra serie de capacitacion para Navegadores Comunitarios explicara su responsabilidades como voluntarios durante clinicas de asesoria legales y les ensechara como usar la herramienta de eligibilidad para beneficios durante una clinica legal. Este taller se realizará en español. El taller se ofrecerá a través de Zoom, un sitio web de videoconferencia. Las instrucciones sobre cómo participar en el taller se compartirán en el correo electrónico de confirmación una vez que se haya completado el registro. El taller sera facilitado por abogados de la organizacion Amigos de los Trabajadores Agrícolas. Haga click aqui para registrase.

Register here. 

PICC would like to invite members of the Pittsburgh immigrant community to join us for a listening session about what their needs are and how PICC can meet those needs through our new WE Lead program.

WE Lead is a new program in 6 cities across the US that will host Community Navigator trainings, empower immigrant women and their communities, and expand access to legal immigration services. We want to hear from local, grassroots, community organizations and their members about how we can best meet the needs and wants of the people that you serve.

 1805 Tonapah St. Pittsburgh, PA 15216

If your DACA expires between SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 and MARCH 5, 2018 and you are interested in help renewing your DACA, please complete this form with as much information as possible. A CASA staff member will contact you to set an appointment. Please fill out this google form for an appointment time at the clinic.

Si su DACA expira entre el 5 de septiembre de 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018 y usted está interesado en ayudar a renovar su DACA, por favor complete este formulario con toda la información posible. Un empleado de CASA se comunicará con usted para fijar una cita.

Queremos compartir información importante con todos ustedes. Ahora es el tiempo que necesitamos unir a la comunidad latina, especialmente por la reciente decisión de DACA.

Casa San José tendrá su primera reunión comunitaria. Estas reuniones se haran una vez al mes.
¡Queremos escuchar sus pensamientos! Por favor únete a nosotros; habrá comida y cuidado de niños.

Queremos escuchar de todas las edades! Los esperamos!

 1805 Tonapah St. Pittsburgh, PA 15216

HIAS lawyers will assist eligible DACA beneficiaries complete and submit their renewal applications before the Oct. 5th deadline. Please call  (215) 832-0900 to pre-register.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103