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.

The Public Youth Call is every 2nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in leading & engaging with immigrant rights in Pennsylvania. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 14th at 7:00- 8:00 PM 
Register by Clicking HERE! 

Feel free to e-mail Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org  for more information

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

 Via Zoom

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. This is a critical election year and we want to ensure our communities have the correct information they need to Vote.  Join us this month for our monthly education webinar  This month’s topic will be Voter Rights & Voter Education. Register today!

 Virtual

Call new citizens to educate them about Vote by Mail and how to request a mail-in ballot.

Sept. 24-Oct. 3

Training will be offered an hour before each phone bank. Sign up today!

Register for our information session! 

Learn how we can partner this year to bring important information to our immigrant and refugee students and parents and educators across the state. Our Welcoming Schools campaign goal is to educate school administration and educators about how they create policies and practices that welcome and support immigrant and refugee students and families. The Welcoming Schools Campaign calls for schools districts and local colleges and universities to:

  • Create and enact policies to protect students, parents, and members of the community where they reside regardless of immigration status, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
  • To denounce immigration raids in the community and publicly support community members detained by ICE.
  • To create resolutions and policies that protects the safety of immigrant and refugee students, including prohibiting ICE officials from entering schools or school property without a judicial warrant.

At the core of this campaign are students and parents

Our trainings and sessions will be virtually from September 2020 until December 2020.  We will also release our Welcoming Schools Questionnaire for students and parents from January 2021- March 2021.

Please see and fill out our Speaker Form for a list of sessions we are able to provide as part of our Education Justice work. 

 virtual

This event will showcase the City of Philadelphia’s user friendly vote-by-mail guides available in over 10 languages to enable LEP (Limited English Proficiency) voters to strengthen our democracy with civic participation and the work table organizations are doing to get out the vote in LEP communities.

Join the event on FB Live Thursday morning!

Immigrant Americans are an essential part of the United State’s civic and political fabric. Citizens for Language Access, a table of voting and immigrant rights organizations representing over 15 language minority communities in Philadelphia, in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs, is working to ensure that language is not a barrier for any US citizen to exercise their fundamental right to vote. The event will also highlight the positive role multilingual poll workers can serve on election day, as well as provide a forum for state and local elections officials to continue collaboration with immigrant communities on expanding language access going forward.

 FB Live
Are you interested in learning more about basic immigration law and how to advocate for community safety through knowing your rights and organizing for better policies? We will be doing our quarterly Community Navigator Training on Wednesday, Septenber 16th, 6-8pm and Thursday, September 17th, 6-8pm in both English and Spanish! Come join us!
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Introduction to Immigration Law
Información general sobre la Ley de Inmigración
Wednesday, September 16th, 6pm-8pm
Know-Your-Rights & Organizing for Better Policies
Conozca sus derechos & Organizarse para unas mejores políticas
Thursday, September 17th, 6pm-8pm
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The Community Navigator Training is intended to prepare advocates, organizers, and allies to provide accurate information and immigration-related assistance to immigrant communities. If you are interested in becoming a Community Navigator in Pennsylvania, please attend both parts of the training program. This workshop is free and open to the public. It will be done via Zoom.
 Zoom
Are you interested in learning more about basic immigration law and how to advocate for community safety through knowing your rights and organizing for better policies? We will be doing our quarterly Community Navigator Training on Wednesday, Septenber 16th, 6-8pm and Thursday, September 17th, 6-8pm in both English and Spanish! Come join us!
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Introduction to Immigration Law
Información general sobre la Ley de Inmigración
Wednesday, September 16th, 6pm-8pm
Know-Your-Rights & Organizing for Better Policies
Conozca sus derechos & Organizarse para unas mejores políticas
Thursday, September 17th, 6pm-8pm
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The Community Navigator Training is intended to prepare advocates, organizers, and allies to provide accurate information and immigration-related assistance to immigrant communities. If you are interested in becoming a Community Navigator in Pennsylvania, please attend both parts of the training program. This workshop is free and open to the public. It will be done via Zoom.
 Zoom
We are excited to announce our 6th Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Youth Leadership Conference! We believe in the important role and impact of young leaders in our movement. This is why PICC has continued to engage immigrant youth from across the state in advocacy, provided support and direct leadership development! In order to ensure that youth voices are at the core of the immigrant rights movement and decision making PICC has developed a new Youth Membership Initiative and continued to host our annual Summer Immigrant and Refugee Youth Leadership Conference.
Our convening will bring together 30 immigrant youth that originate from different walks of life across PA. During the weekend attendees are able to share their stories and develop leadership skills, organizing skills, and have a chance to build relationships with other youth who share similar experience and goals!Sign up for more information and to learn more about our convening! Here by filling out this:  Registration form 
 Via Zoom

Free virtual DACA information session and free legal consultation for potential DACA applicants. 

Wednesday, August 26

6:00 pm via zoom (see zoom link below to join)

Sesión virtual gratuita de información sobre DACA y consulta legal gratuita para posibles solicitantes de DACA.

Miercoles 26 de agosto

6:00 pm por zoom (vea la información abajo para entrar)

ZOOM LINK:

Topic: DACA Info Session
Time: Aug 26, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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FREE Online Citizenship Screening & Information Session

Esperanza Immigration Legal Services

This info session will be held via Zoom. After the presentation, EILS will call participants for a 30-45 minute individual cleaning. Please have your green card & tax returns available.

To enroll for the info session, you must:

1. Be 18 years old
2. Have been a lawful permanent resident for 5 years (3 years if you are married to a US Citizen)
3. Be able to read, write, and speak English
4. Live in Philadelphia or surrounding counties
5. Have a clean criminal record
6. Have access to a smartphone, laptop or tablet

To register please contact Naomi Cordova at 347-719-1402 or email eils@esperanza.us before August 24th, 2020

 Zoom Webinar
The Youth Member calls are every 3nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in leading & engaging with immigrant rights in Pennsylvania. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 19th at 7:00- 8:00 PM 
To attend Register here!

Feel free to e-mail Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org  for more information

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

Join PICC and DACA holders to fight the Trump Administration’s efforts to dismantle the DACA Program. Call on your Congress members to support legislative solutions and relief for DACA holders and their families!

PICC will host a call-in day of action on August 13, 2020 with all of our partners to continue the pressure on Congress and the Senate to act on the pushback from DHS and this administration on The Court Decision for DACA. We are going to be calling PA Senators and congress members all day to talk about the Dream and Promise Act as well as the Heroes Act.

We will be hosting Community Call-in Support Sessions at 10-11 am, 12-1pm, and 4-5 pm for training and support. These sessions will help prepare participants for their conversations with their representatives.

RSVP via Facebook for updates and Register to join one of the Community Call-in Sessions.

We encourage people to call on their own if the community-call in time doesn’t work with your schedule.

The Public Youth Member calls are every 2nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in leading & engaging with immigrant rights in Pennsylvania. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 12th at 7:00- 8:00 PM 
Register by Clicking HERE! 

Feel free to e-mail Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org  for more information

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

‪La Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera #VAF del Consulado de México en Filadelfia te invita a una sesión informativa sobre el número ITIN y consejos prácticos para la declaración de sus impuestos en Estados Unidos🇺🇸.‬

Evento de Facebook.

 Facebook Live
The Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC) and Esperanza Immigration Legal Services are hosting a free Community Navigator Training on Citizenship/N-400 NEXT TUESDAY, August 4th, at 6pm-8pm. We invite PICC Community Navigators and volunteers to attend. This is an elective module of the Community Navigator Training Series, focusing on citizenship. Participants will learn the eligibility requirements for applying for U.S. citizenship and learn the basics of providing 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.
 
REGISTER HERE:
When
Tuesday, August 4th, 6pm-8pm
Where
Zoom Meeting
Please feel free to share with your networks of volunteers and advocates who have attended a Community Navigator training (or similar) in the past. If you know someone who is interested in attending but have not attended a previous Community Navigator training, please let them know to reach out at kimdinh@paimmigrant.org.
 Zoom Webinar
Youth Member calls are every 3nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in leading & engaging with immigrant rights in Pennsylvania. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 15th at 6:00- 7:00 PM 

REGISTER FOR THE CALL HERE. You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

Feel free to e-mail Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org .

 Via Zoom
La Corte Suprema decide que DACA tiene que continuar, ¡una victoria para la comunidad inmigrante! Sin embargo, todavía estamos aprendiendo sobre lo que la decisión de DACA significa para la comunidad. Continuaremos luchando hasta que todas nuestras comunidades estén seguras y protegidas y haya una solución permanente.
¡Aprenda lo que significa esta decisión viendo nuestro Facebook Live!
MIÉRCOLES 8 DE JULIO, 6-7PM (INGLÉS)
JUEVES 9 DE JULIO, 6-7PM (ESPAÑOL)
 Facebook Live

Shut Down Berks Campaign Webinar

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Join us via webinar to learn about the history of the campaign to shut down the Berks Family Detention Center, how you can get involved, and the research showing that Governor Wolf has the legal power to close this prison. Read and download background materials.

You must register to receive the login information.
Monday, July 6, 12pm – Register today!

Thursday, July 9, 7pm – Register today!

 Zoom - please register
The Supreme Court decided that DACA should stay and continue, a win for the immigrant community! However, we are still learning about what the DACA decision means to the community. We will continue to fight until all of our communities are safe and protected and there is a permanent solution.
Learn what this decision means by watching our Facebook Live!
Wednesday, July 8th, 6-7pm (English)
Thursday, July 9th, 6-7pm (Spanish)
 Facebook Live
These Youth calls are every 2nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in learning how to engage with current events and immigrant rights advocacy. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 10th at 7:00- 8:00 PM
To sign up please send an e-mail to yenyromero@paimmigrant.org !

You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

Feel free to contact Yeny Romero 215-832-3482.

 Via Zoom
Youth Member calls are every 3nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in leading & engaging with immigrant rights in Pennsylvania. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 20th at 6:00- 7:00 PM 

REGISTER FOR THE CALL HERE. You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

Feel free to e-mail Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org .

 Via Zoom
Monthly Youth Member calls are every 3nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in leading & engaging with immigrant rights in Pennsylvania. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 20th at 6:00- 7:00 PM 

REGISTER FOR THE CALL HERE. You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

Feel free to e-mail Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482.

 via Zoom

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

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. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.

Call the Governor and tell him he must take immediate action to #ShutDownBerks!

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller (717-787-2600)

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500
These Youth calls are every 2nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in learning how to engage with current events and immigrant rights advocacy. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 10th at 7:00- 8:00 PM and it will be centered around the connectedness of our movement to the Black Lives Matter Movement!
And join us to continue the conversion inclusivity, equity, and addressing our very own generational biases and prejudices !

REGISTER FOR THE CALL HERE. 

You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

Feel free to e-mail Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482.

 Via Zoom

Due to COVID-19 this event has been POSTPONED until further notice.

We are excited to invite you to the fifth annual Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening!

This Convening will bring together members of the immigrant and refugee communities, grassroots organizations, advocates, and allies from across Pennsylvania, and will include workshops, networking sessions, and opportunities to meet with legislators to educate them on issues important to immigrant and refugee communities.

Learn more about the event and register today!

 Harrisburg, PA

At PICC we are very proud to have so many of it’s Members Graduating this Year! We understand that due to The COVID-19 Pandemic many schools have changed their lesson plans and changed the way they will be celebrating the accomplishments of their Students. So at PICC, we are Celebrating virtually with Youth Members all over the State.

RSVP:

https://paimmigrant.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=235&noFullMsg=true

 Via Zoom

Join us on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6PM for a Community Town Hall to Shut Down Berks County Detention Center in PA! We will share more about the families at Berks amid the high danger of the COVID19 public health crisis, hear community voices, and hold our public officials accountable. Governor Wolf, you’re invited to join this event and sit down and listen to what we have to say.
#ShutDownBerks #EndFamilyDetention #FreeThemAll

Register to participate via zoom, or watch on the Shut Down Berks Facebook page. RSVP today to get updates!

 Livestream

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. Beginning in 2017, PICC began hosting the #StoptheHate Educational Webinars to provide allies and advocates regular information about changing immigration policies and tools to engage in local, state, and federal level advocacy efforts. Starting in March 2020, the newly named PICC Educational Webinar Series continues offering monthly webinars on current policies and advocacy campaigns.

Join advocates 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. This month’s topic will be Story of Self & Storytelling.

WHEN: Friday, May 8th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Please contact Kim Dinh at kimdinh@paimmigrant.org for any questions.

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. Beginning in 2017, PICC began hosting the #StoptheHate Educational Webinars to provide allies and advocates regular information about changing immigration policies and tools to engage in local, state, and federal level advocacy efforts. Starting in March 2020, the newly named PICC Educational Webinar Series continues offering monthly webinars on current policies and advocacy campaigns.

Join advocates 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. This month’s topic will be Digital Organizing & Immigrant Rights Messaging.

WHEN: Friday, May 22nd, time TBD
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Please contact Kim Dinh at kimdinh@paimmigrant.org for any questions.

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

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. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.

Call the Governor and tell him he must take immediate action to #ShutDownBerks!

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller (717-787-2600)

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. Beginning in 2017, PICC began hosting the #StoptheHate Educational Webinars to provide allies and advocates regular information about changing immigration policies and tools to engage in local, state, and federal level advocacy efforts. Starting in March 2020, the newly named PICC Educational Webinar Series continues offering monthly webinars on current policies and advocacy campaigns.

Join advocates 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. This month’s topic will be Voter Rights & Voter Registration.

WHEN: Monday, May 18th, 6pm-7pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Please contact Kim Dinh at kimdinh@paimmigrant.org for any questions.

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. Beginning in 2017, PICC began hosting the #StoptheHate Educational Webinars to provide allies and advocates regular information about changing immigration policies and tools to engage in local, state, and federal level advocacy efforts. Starting in March 2020, the newly named PICC Educational Webinar Series continues offering monthly webinars on current policies and advocacy campaigns.

Join advocates 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. This month’s topic will be Civics & Effective Advocacy.

WHEN: Friday, May 15th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Please contact Kim Dinh at kimdinh@paimmigrant.org for any questions.

Monthly Youth calls are every 2nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in learning how to engage with immigrant rights work. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 13th at 7:00- 8:00 PM 

REGISTER FOR THE CALL HERE. You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

Feel free to e-mail Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482.

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. Beginning in 2017, PICC began hosting the #StoptheHate Educational Webinars to provide allies and advocates regular information about changing immigration policies and tools to engage in local, state, and federal level advocacy efforts. Starting in March 2020, the newly named PICC Educational Webinar Series continues offering monthly webinars on current policies and advocacy campaigns.

Join advocates 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. This month’s topic will be Voter Rights & Voter Registration.

WHEN: Friday, May 8th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Please contact Kim Dinh at kimdinh@paimmigrant.org for any questions.

The Education Law Center will address the rights of English Learners (EL’s) and Limited English Proficient (LEP)  families; and general information and advice on what students and parents need to know about their continuity education during COVID-19.  Attendees will also have the chance to share concerns coming from the community and learn how to join advocacy efforts to advance the education and resources for immigrant communities during this time.   Please RSVP for this presentation here

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. Beginning in 2017, PICC began hosting the #StoptheHate Educational Webinars to provide allies and advocates regular information about changing immigration policies and tools to engage in local, state, and federal level advocacy efforts. Starting in March 2020, the newly named PICC Educational Webinar Series continues offering monthly webinars on current policies and advocacy campaigns.

Join advocates 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. This month’s topic will be the Intersection of Criminalization and Immigration.

WHEN: Friday, April 24th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Please contact Kim Dinh at kimdinh@paimmigrant.org for any questions.

 Zoom Webinar

Register for this webinar series here! 

Our Welcoming Schools Mini Series will introduce you to our Welcoming Schools Campaign, Toolkit and 2020 Report in a series of two trainings taking place on Wednesday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00 pm and Wednesday, April 22 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Plus a potential 45 minute working group session (if there is interest from 4 people from 4 different school districts) on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:00-5:00 pm. 

All meetings will be directed using zoom video conference. We recommend you attend using your computer, iPad, smartphone to see material on your screen.

If you were not able to attend our first workshop please download and review: Welcoming Schools Toolkit 

This is the next webinar workshop of our series: 

4/22/2020 Welcoming Schools Report: This session will provide a snapshot of the education experience of immigrant and refugee students in Pennsylvania. You will learn how to use our Welcoming Schools Report Summary, Welcoming Schools Check Up as advocacy tools within your school districts and statewide education funding.

After you are done with this workshop you will learn to:

  • Use our Welcoming Schools material for advocacy locally and statewide
  • Understand the experiences of immigrant and refugee students and their parents in schools across Pennsylvania
  • Advocate for Safe and Welcoming Schools, Language Access, Professional Development and Academic Support for immigrant and refugee students, teachers and administration.
  • Know how to participate in our Welcoming Schools Campaign

Materials to download and review: 2020 Welcoming Schools Report   & Welcoming Schools Check Up .Check out our 2019 Welcoming Schools Report too!

Join PICC and Project Libertad on Saturday, April 18th at 10am-12pm for our Know-Your-Rights & Organizing for Better Policies online webinar via Zoom. This workshop is open to the public, and it is part one of two Community Navigator Training webinars.

The Community Navigator Training is intended to prepare advocates, organizers, and allies to provide accurate information and immigration-related assistance to immigrant communities. If you are interested in becoming a Community Navigator in Pennsylvania, please attend both parts of the training program.

Register here: http://bit.ly/CN-Philadelphia-PICC

 Zoom Webinar

Join PICC and Project Libertad on Thursday, April 16th at 5pm-7pm for our Immigration Basics/Introduction to Immigration Law (English) online webinar via Zoom. This workshop is open to the public, and it is part one of two Community Navigator Training webinars.

The Community Navigator Training is intended to prepare advocates, organizers, and allies to provide accurate information and immigration-related assistance to immigrant communities. If you are interested in becoming a Community Navigator in Pennsylvania, please attend both parts of the training program.

Register here: https://bit.ly/Immigration101-Span

 Zoom Webinar

Register for this webinar series here! 

Our Welcoming Schools Mini Series will introduce you to our Welcoming Schools Campaign, Toolkit and 2020 Report in a series of two trainings taking place on Wednesday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00 pm and Wednesday, April 22 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Plus a potential 45 minute working group session (if there is interest from 4 people from 4 different school districts) on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:00-5:00 pm. 

Technology for this workshop: Due to COVID-19 all meetings will be directed using zoom video conference. We recommend you attend using your computer, iPad, smartphone in order to see the content on your screen.  We also recommend you give yourself at least 10 minutes to set up your technology.

4/15/2020 Welcoming Schools Campaign and Toolkit: This session will introduce you to the the rights of immigrant and refugee students in schools in regards to immigration enforcement (ICE). You will learn how to use this toolkit and advocate with your local school district to pass Welcoming Schools Resolutions and policies that will help protect immigrant and refugee families. This is an interactive workshop and you will be broken up into small groups, participate in role playing and debriefing with the group at the end.

After you are done with this workshop you will learn to: 

  • Understand how to use our Welcoming Schools Toolkit for advocacy purposes
  • Have deeper understanding of the rights of immigrant communities in schools regardless of immigration status
  • Advocate locally for Welcoming Schools Policies
  • How to find out about your school board and how to attend regular meetings

Materials to download and review: Welcoming Schools Toolkit 

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

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. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.

Call the Governor and tell him he must take immediate action to #ShutDownBerks!

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller (717-787-2600)

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

¡Estamos orgullosos de compartir nuestro reporte de Escuelas Acogedoras 2020! Este reporte le dará información sobre las experiencias de los estudiantes y padres de familia inmigrantes y refugiados que viven en PA. Este reporte puede ayudar a comunidades, maestros y administradores de escuelas a crear y evaluar políticas y prácticas que apoyen a estudiantes inmigrantes en sus escuelas.

El reporte será presentado el día 25 de marzo de 7:30 – 8:30 pm por conferencia de video en internet. Tiene que registrarse para participar. Regístrese aquí.

Por favor, visite nuestra página de la Campaña de Escuelas Acogedoras y descargue  nuestro toolkit para aprender sobre los derechos de estudiantes y familias inmigrantes con inmigración y sobre el poder de pasar leyes locales en las escuelas para proteger a la comunidad inmigrante.

 online (must register)

2020 GRIP Immigration Summit

Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP)

GRIP’s Annual Immigration Summit is an opportunity to learn more about the issues facing many families in the Reading community. This year’s keynote speaker will be Gisele Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s second lady who has gone from being an ‘invisible’ undocumented immigrant to a loud, proud advocate.

This year’s summit will include information on: Changes to laws and policies affecting immigrants; Access to higher education for undocumented students; Understanding the legal pathways for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Register Today! Registration fee is $30. High school and college students can attend for free. All proceeds go to the GRIP Scholarship Fund to support undocumented students attending college.

 Alvernia University, 400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607

After spending a year learning from our community members, PICC is excited to present the 2020 Welcoming Schools Report! The report provides a snapshot of the experiences of immigrant and refugee students and parents across PA that can help guide educators and school administrators in creating and evaluating policies and practices at their schools. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM 

This webinar will provide important recommendations for schools and school districts, student and parent personal needs and important resources to be used across the state. Register today!

Please visit our Welcoming Schools Campaign resources to download our toolkit where you will find important information on the rights of immigrant and refugee students and families in the school system, Welcoming Schools resolutions and how to create change locally.

 online (must register)

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

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. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.

Call the Governor and tell him he must take immediate action to #ShutDownBerks!

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller (717-787-2600)

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. Beginning in 2017, PICC began hosting the #StoptheHate Educational Webinars to provide allies and advocates regular information about changing immigration policies and tools to engage in local, state, and federal level advocacy efforts. Starting in March 2020, the newly named PICC Educational Webinar Series will continue offering monthly webinars on current policies and advocacy campaigns.

Join advocates 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. This month’s topic will be Sanctuary Cities and Policies.

WHEN: Friday, March 13th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Please contact Kim Dinh at kimdinh@paimmigrant.org for any questions.

 Free Zoom Webinar

FREE Citizenship Workshop – Southampton

Welcoming the Stranger & HIAS PA

Learn about naturalization eligibility, testing, and citizenship rights and responsibilities! HIAS presenters visiting our classes will explain the naturalization process and offer a question and answer session. HIAS will present free resources available to immigrants seeking citizenship, including access to legal services and referrals. The Info Sessions will be applicable to students at all levels of the naturalization process, including those who have yet to apply, as well as those who are awaiting their naturalization interview to be scheduled. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact meg@welcomingthestranger.org or call (215) 702-3445.

 Southampton Friends Meeting, Southampton PA 18966

Shut Down Berks Campaign Webinar

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Pennsylvania is currently home to the Berks County Family Detention Center (BCRC), one of three detention centers for immigrant families, where children as young as two-weeks-old have been incarcerated, and families have been held for more than a year at a time.

In this webinar, a member of the Shut Down Berks Campaign will:
— Give an overview of the history of the campaign to close the Berks County Family Detention Center
— Review the legal powers of the Governor and PA Dept. of Human Services to issue an Emergency Removal Order (ERO)
— Present how individuals can take action in their community to support the campaign

Register today!

 Online webinar

This training is designed for service providers to walk through eligibility rules for major public benefits programs (Medical Assistance, SNAP, and cash assistance) and to understand the impact of the new public charge rule on the immigrant community’s ability to access public benefits.

Register Now

http://bit.ly/publicchargepgh

DATE

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

TIME/SCHEDULE

Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits 9:30am-11:30am

Lunch 11:30am-12pm

Public Charge 12pm-1pm

The sessions have different time blocks so that participants can choose to attend one of these trainings or both

LOCATION

JFCS Pittsburgh

5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 JFCS Pittsburgh, 5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

PA DHS, do your job! Shut Down Berks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

February 22, 2020 will mark 4 years since the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services decided not renew the license for the Berks County Detention Center. Yet, Berks is still allowed to incarcerate families. This is wrong and this is unlawful and it doesn’t have to be this way.

Join the Shut Down Berks Coalition and Temple University’s Sheller Center for Social Justice as we demand that PA DHS do its job and stop allowing immigrant families to be imprisoned. RSVP and more info on Facebook.

 1515 Arch St., Philadelphia PA 19102

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

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. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.

Call the Governor and tell him he must take immediate action to #ShutDownBerks!

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller (717-787-2600)

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

On January 27, 2020 the Supreme Court lifted the temporary stay keeping the public charge rule from going into effect. The Department of Homeland Security announced it would begin implementation of the rule on February 24, 2020.  The rule does not apply to every immigrant – most people who are eligible for public benefits can continue to receive those benefits without any risk to their immigration status.

This webinar will walk through the new public charge rule and help participants understand the impact for immigrant community’s ability to access public benefits and adjust immigration status.

Guest Speaker: Maripat Pileggi, Community Legal Services

Register Today!

(After you complete the registration form, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar.)

 

 Webinar

Monthly Youth calls are every 2nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in learning how to engage with immigrant rights work. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

7:30- 8:30 PM 

REGISTER FOR THE CALL HERE. You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

Feel free to e-mail Yeny Romero yenyromero@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482.

 online (must register)

FREE Citizenship Workshop – Morrisville

Welcoming the Stranger & HIAS PA

Learn about naturalization eligibility, testing, and citizenship rights and responsibilities! HIAS presenters visiting our classes will explain the naturalization process and offer a question and answer session. HIAS will present free resources available to immigrants seeking citizenship, including access to legal services and referrals. The Info Sessions will be applicable to students at all levels of the naturalization process, including those who have yet to apply, as well as those who are awaiting their naturalization interview to be scheduled. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact meg@welcomingthestranger.org or call (215) 702-3445.

 Morrisville United Methodist Church, Morrisville PA 19067

Vigil to Shut Down Berks – January

Shut Down Berks Coalition, Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness

Join the first #ShutDownBerks vigil of 2020!

January’s vigil will be led by Sycamore House (Episcopal Service Corps Harrisburg). Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center.

More details on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533-8700

Legal Permanent Residents who would like to become a citizens are invited to learn more. Find out if you can get free legal help.

*Learn about the citizenship process

*Get screened by a trained volunteer to make sure you are eligible/ready

* The screening will include legal eligibility, English language proficiency, and eligibility for income-based fee waivers.

Eligible individuals must attend an Information &  Screening before scheduling an appointment to complete their naturalization application.

Please pre-register by emailing: nacphiladelphia@gmail.com. Priority given to those who pre-register but walk ins still welcome

 Multicultural Community Family Services, 7016 Terminal Sq, Upper Darby, PA 19082

Legal Permanent Residents who would like to become a citizens are invited to learn more. Find out if you can get free legal help.

*Learn about the citizenship process

*Get screened by a trained volunteer to make sure you are eligible/ready

* The screening will include legal eligibility, English language proficiency, and eligibility for income-based fee waivers.

Eligible individuals must attend an Information &  Screening before scheduling an appointment to complete their naturalization application.

Please pre-register by emailing: nacphiladelphia@gmail.com. Priority given to those who pre-register but walk ins still welcome

 Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business & Industry (CBI) Building,​ 1800 Callowhill St,, Philadelphia PA 19130

Sign up for our calls today! These calls give youth ages 13-25 the opportunity to learn about important topics, connect with peers and organize activities to promote immigrant and refugee rights.

Youth Calls take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 PM.

Mark your calendars for January 8, 2020 and February 12, 2020 calls

Topics and training themes are chosen by our youth membership. Upcoming trainings will discuss: Organizing 101, Facilitating groups, Best Practices for Recruitment, Creating Youth Led Spaces, Civic Engagement and Voter Registration, Fundraising, Education Justice, etc.  We will also invite special guest to present.

Calls are open to PICC Youth Members. If you are not a member of PICC, take a few minutes to apply for our Youth Membership here. Memberships are available for  middle school & high school students ages 13-17 yrs old ($10 per year), college & young professionals, 18-25 yrs old ($15 per year), membership scholarships are also an option, please ask if you need one.  We review our memberships every month.

 online (must register)

Free DACA Renewal Workshop (LANCASTER)

Church World Service - Lancaster

Do you need to renew your DACA? This is a FREE workshop with attorneys who can help you complete the renewal application.

Please bring:

  • Work permit and passport
  • Previous DACA application and notices
  • Check or money order for $495 application fee

Free snacks and a movie while you wait!

 CWS Office, 308 E. King St., Lancaster PA 17602

Last #ShutDownBerks Call-In Day of 2019!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

As families across PA make plans to be together for the holidays, families at the Berks Detention Center have little to celebrate. Call Governor Wolf and demand he take action to protect immigrant families. Read and download background materials.

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)
Lt. Gov. Fetterman (717) 787-3300
PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)

Let us know how the calls go on FB!

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.

The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would increase fees for citizenship, lawful permanent residency, DACA, and asylum. Join PICC and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) for the December #StoptheHate Education Webinar (Friday, December 13th, 12pm-1pm) to learn about the potential impact USCIS’ proposed fee hikes could have on local residents, as well as states’ economies and work forces. We will also talk about how we can fight back against the proposed rule. Register now!

WHEN: Friday, December 13th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

 Zoom Webinar

Sign up for our calls today! These calls give youth ages 13-25 the opportunity to learn about important topics, connect with peers and organize activities to promote immigrant and refugee rights.

Youth Calls take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 PM.

Mark your calendars for the next 2 months.

  • January 8, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

Topics and training themes are chosen by our youth membership. Upcoming trainings will discuss: Organizing 101, Facilitating groups, Best Practices for Recruitment, Creating Youth Led Spaces, Civic Engagement and Voter Registration, Fundraising, Education Justice, etc.  We will also invite special guest to present.

Calls are open to PICC Youth Members. If you are not a member of PICC, take a few minutes to apply for our Youth Membership here. Memberships are available for  middle school & high school students ages 13-17 yrs old ($10 per year), college & young professionals, 18-25 yrs old ($15 per year), membership scholarships are also an option, please ask if you need one.  We review our memberships every month.

 online (must register)

Monthly Shut Down Berks Campaign Webinar

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Join us via webinar to learn about the history of the campaign to shut down the Berks Family Detention Center, how you can get involved, and the research showing that Governor Wolf has the legal power to close this prison. Read and download background materials.

You must register to receive the login information.

The Shut Down Berks Coalition is heading to Harrisburg to demand that Governor Tom Wolf take action to #ShutDownBerks, protect immigrant families and #EndFamilyDetention in PA!

Join Elder Witness and some amazing puppets from Spiral Q at the capitol for some street theater centering the voices of the families and to lobby our electeds!

The Coalition is organizing a bus from Philadelphia to make sure everyone can join. To reserve your seat, email jtarler@verizon.net.

Can’t attend, but want to help out? Donate today to help cover the cost of the bus: https://www.gofundme.com/f/shut-down-berks-action-fund

RSVP and more info on Facebook!

 State Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA

Sign up for our calls today! These calls give youth ages 13-25 the opportunity to learn about important topics, connect with peers and organize activities to promote immigrant and refugee rights.

Youth Calls take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 PM.

Mark your calendars for the next 4 months.

  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • January 8, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

Topics and training themes are chosen by our youth membership. Upcoming trainings will discuss: Organizing 101, Facilitating groups, Best Practices for Recruitment, Creating Youth Led Spaces, Civic Engagement and Voter Registration, Fundraising, Education Justice, etc.  We will also invite special guest to present.

Calls are open to PICC Youth Members. If you are not a member of PICC, take a few minutes to apply for our Youth Membership here. Memberships are available for  middle school & high school students ages 13-17 yrs old ($10 per year), college & young professionals, 18-25 yrs old ($15 per year), membership scholarships are also an option, please ask if you need one.  We review our memberships every month.

 online (must register)

CITIZENSHIP Class Orientation – Philadelphia

Philadelphia Citizenship Action Network

Sign up for FREE citizenship classes in Philadelphia! Attend the mandatory info session to register. Please bring a copy of your Green Card to the Info Session.

To apply you must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Have a Green Card
  • Live in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, or Chester counties
  • Have a clean criminal record

For more information call Mary Clark, 215-832-0912

 New World Association, 9857 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia PA 19115

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.

The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would increase fees for citizenship, lawful permanent residency, DACA, and asylum. Join PICC and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) for the December #StoptheHate Education Webinar (Friday, December 13th, 12pm-1pm) to learn about the potential impact USCIS’ proposed fee hikes could have on local residents, as well as states’ economies and work forces. We will also talk about how we can fight back against the proposed rule. Register now!

WHEN: Friday, December 13th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

 Webinar

VietLead is currently working on exploring different forms of relief for our community members – in particular, seeking governor pardons or various forms of post-conviction relief. We are trying to figure out a way to protect our community for the long term.

Governor Pardon Training – Thursday, October 10th from 6-7:30pm at FACTS charter school
Post-conviction Relief Training – Thursday, November 7th from 6-7:30pm at FACTS charter school

The intent of the trainings is for us to understand the systems in place, and how to help our community members navigate the systems; understand what they are eligible for; and parse out any incorrect information. We are learning with you!
Join us for training by the Sheller Center

Please register for one or both events at https://tinyurl.com/VietleadPCR

 Facts Charter School, 1025 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Monday, November 4th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Join us to welcome the #Homeishere March in Kennett Square on Sunday, Nov 3 from 5:00-8:00 PM!

The community gathering will bring together youth leaders who are part of the march, local youth, community and organizational leaders fighting for DACA, TPS, DED, Shut Down Berks and immigration reform for all. Visit the event page for more details. 

Local organizations supporting this event: CASA, CATA, The Garage Community and Youth Center

Help #HomeIsHere efforts by supporting DACA and TPS recipients as they march from NY to Washington, D.C. to tell the Supreme Court to rule on the right side of history and protect families. 

The protections of 1 million undocumented immigrants are in jeopardy due to two court cases that will decide on the fate of the DACA and TPS programs. On November 12th, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear the case on DACA and begin proceedings to determine the fate of the program. Proceedings for the TPS program have already commenced and a decision from the appeals courts is projected to come out in October. Starting on October 26, 2019, DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, our allies, and supporters will march from the Statue of Liberty in New York City all the way to the Supreme Court where we will arrive on November 12, 2019 to demand that the courts rule on the right side of history. We need more protections if we want to support the entire undocumented communities and will keep fighting until we achieve  #Citizenship4All! For more information visit homeishermarch.org

 

 The Garage Community and Youth Center, 115 S Union State, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

Join us to welcome the #Homeishere March in Media, PA this Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

The press conference will bring together youth leaders who are part of the march, local youth, community and organizational leaders fighting for DACA, TPS, DED, Drivers Licenses for All, Shut Down Berks and immigration reform for all.

Local organizations supporting this event: AFRICOM, Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Havertown, Area Commnity Action Network (H-CAN), Movement for Immigrant Leaders of PA (MILPA), Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), Sisters of Saint Francis, Indivisible Delco,

Help #HomeIsHere efforts by supporting DACA and TPS recipients as they march from NY to Washington, D.C. to tell the Supreme Court to rule on the right side of history and protect families. 

The protections of 1 million undocumented immigrants are in jeopardy due to two court cases that will decide on the fate of the DACA and TPS programs. On November 12th, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear the case on DACA and begin proceedings to determine the fate of the program. Proceedings for the TPS program have already commenced and a decision from the appeals courts is projected to come out in October. Starting on October 26, 2019, DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, our allies, and supporters will march from the Statue of Liberty in New York City all the way to the Supreme Court where we will arrive on November 12, 2019 to demand that the courts rule on the right side of history. We need more protections if we want to support the entire undocumented communities and will keep fighting until we achieve  #Citizenship4All! For more information visit homeishermarch.org

 

 Delaware County, Media Courthouse, 201 W Front St, Media, PA 19063
Join the Aquinas Center at this monthly legal clinic to get FREE assistance with your citizenship application.
Call 267-469-0813 or email legal@aquinascenterphilly.org for an appointment. www.aquinascenterphilly.org
 1700 Fernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Join us to welcome the #Homeishere March in Philadelphia this Friday, Nov 1 from 11:30-12:30 PM!

The press conference will bring together youth leaders who are part of the march, local youth, community and organizational leaders fighting for DACA, TPS, DED, Shut Down Berks and immigration reform for all.

Local organizations supporting this event: AFRICOM, Asian Americans United,  Juntos, Make the Road PA, New Sanctuary Movement, MILPA, PICC, St. Thomas Aquinas and Vietlead

Help #HomeIsHere efforts by supporting DACA and TPS recipients as they march from NY to Washington, D.C. to tell the Supreme Court to rule on the right side of history and protect families. 

The protections of 1 million undocumented immigrants are in jeopardy due to two court cases that will decide on the fate of the DACA and TPS programs. On November 12th, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear the case on DACA and begin proceedings to determine the fate of the program. Proceedings for the TPS program have already commenced and a decision from the appeals courts is projected to come out in October. Starting on October 26, 2019, DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, our allies, and supporters will march from the Statue of Liberty in New York City all the way to the Supreme Court where we will arrive on November 12, 2019 to demand that the courts rule on the right side of history. We need more protections if we want to support the entire undocumented communities and will keep fighting until we achieve  #Citizenship4All! For more information visit homeishermarch.org

 

 City Hall ( City Hall North Apron Flagpoles)

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Friday, November 1st 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Thursday, October 31st 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 30th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 29th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Monday, October 28th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

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 training in Lewisburg, Central PA to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their rights in Pennsylvania.

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/CN-Lewisburg-2019

 East Buffalo Township Building, 859 Fairground Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Come to this session to learn about the citizenship application process, and whether you are eligible to apply this year. This information session will be followed by a legal clinic on Nov. 2 where eligible residents will be able to get assistance in completing their application.

 SHIM Center, 41 Macek Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Committee Vote: Pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights!

Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

Domestic workers get to work every single day in our city, caring for families and bringing order to our homes. They have been organizing and advocating for more than a year for the Philly Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

More info, and RSVP!

 Philadelphia City Hall, NE Corner Entrance

Sunrise is building an army of young people to fight the climate crisis and create the future our generation and our communities deserve. Family detention is not part of our vision for the future. Join us as we stand in solidarity with the detained families and lead the way to #ShutDownBerks.

More info and RSVP!

 

 1040 Berks Road Leesport, PA 19533

Community Navigator Training – Doylestown, Bucks County

PICC, Immigrant Rights Action of Doylestown, Welcoming the Stranger

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 training in Bucks County to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their rights in Pennsylvania.

Register Here: http://bit.ly/CN-Bucks-2019

 Salem United Church of Christ, 186 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Free Citizenship Fair! Participants will be able to get a free consultation with an attorney, learn about the application process, and get information on local citizenship classes.

Register today: 717-219-7678 or 717-200-1120

 318 S. 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 month, join us to learn about DACA, recent developments, and how to protect DACA!

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

 Webinar

VietLead is currently working on exploring different forms of relief for our community members – in particular, seeking governor pardons or various forms of post-conviction relief. We are trying to figure out a way to protect our community for the long term.

Governor Pardon Training – Thursday, October 10th from 6-7:30pm at FACTS charter school
Post-conviction Relief Training – Thursday, November 7th from 6-7:30pm at FACTS charter school

The intent of the trainings is for us to understand the systems in place, and how to help our community members navigate the systems; understand what they are eligible for; and parse out any incorrect information. We are learning with you!
Join us for training by the Sheller Center

Please register for one or both events at https://tinyurl.com/VietleadPCR

 Facts Charter School, 1025 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Sign up for our calls today! These calls give youth ages 13-25 the opportunity to learn about important topics, connect with peers and organize activities to promote immigrant and refugee rights.

Youth Calls take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 PM.

Mark your calendars for the next 5 months.

  • October 9, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • January 8, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

Topics and training themes are chosen by our youth membership. Upcoming trainings will discuss: Organizing 101, Facilitating groups, Best Practices for Recruitment, Creating Youth Led Spaces, Civic Engagement and Voter Registration, Fundraising, Education Justice, etc.  We will also invite special guest to present.

Calls are open to PICC Youth Members. If you are not a member of PICC, take a few minutes to apply for our Youth Membership here. Memberships are available for  middle school & high school students ages 13-17 yrs old ($10 per year), college & young professionals, 18-25 yrs old ($15 per year), membership scholarships are also an option, please ask if you need one.  We review our memberships every month.

 online (must register)
Join the Aquinas Center at this monthly legal clinic to get FREE assistance with your citizenship application.
Call 267-469-0813 or email legal@aquinascenterphilly.org for an appointment. www.aquinascenterphilly.org
 1700 Fernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Shut Down Berks Heads to Harrisburg!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Governor Wolf has denied his responsibility to end family detention in PA for the last three years. But with the federal government wanting to establish indefinite family detention and refuse to vaccinate those in their custody, using Berks as the example for family detention, it’s more urgent than ever to take action.

We need him to ACT NOW. Don’t be complicit in the ethnic cleansing the Trump administration is pushing, issue an Emergency Removal Order before Oct 22nd!

RSVP and coordinate ride shares on FB event page!

 Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA

Civic Quiz Bowl

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP)

Join this event lifting up the diversity of immigrant communities in the Pittsburgh area, and see if you know what it takes to pass the US citizenship test! Participants of the Civic Quiz Bowl will be going head-to-head testing their knowledge of US history, geography and civics.

The location has lots of parking, and is accessible by bus on the Y49 and Y47.

 1750 Clairton Rd, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Attend this workshop for information about the proposed changes to the Public Charge rule, and how to apply for an ITIN.

For more information, call 215-634-7245

 174 Diamond St., Philadelphia PA 19122

Shut Down Berks Vigil – September

Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness

Join the monthly vigil at the Berks Family Detention Center to show the families that we are still fighting for their freedom!

This month’s vigil will be led by Wild Women-Harrisburg.

Parking is available at the buildings across the road from the center. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT s.strauss@pachurches.org

 1040 Berks Road Leesport, PA 19533

Film Launch Party: This is BCAP

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP)

Join the Bhutanese Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP) Youth Arts Team (YAT’s) for their Film launch party! The video was created, directed, and edited by the youth.

The celebration takes place this Saturday (14th) at 5pm at 711 south 21st street (Southside) Pittsburgh PA 15203

 711 South 21st St., Pittsburgh PA 15203

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 month, join us to learn about the proposal to reduce refugee resettlement and call to action!

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

 Webinar

Council’s Back: Domestic Worker Dignity this Fall!

Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

Philly domestic workers are organizing tirelessly for the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, which will guarantee safety and dignity on the job for nannies, house cleaners, and caregivers. On Thursday, September 12 – the first day back of City Council – join us at City Hall to show that Philly stands for domestic worker dignity and the law must pass this year!

More info & RSVP on our event page!

 City Hall, Philadelphia

In case you missed it, the DHS’s final public charge rule was published on Aug. 14, 2019. The policy will not take effect until Oct. 15, 2019.

What is the new Public Charge Rule? This rule was designed to be confusing, complicated, and scary. The new public charge rule expands the existing public charge doctrine, making it even more difficult for immigrants to obtain green cards and keep their families together. Under the new rule, the use of a wide range of public benefits, including Medicaid and SNAP, will be counted against individuals applying for a green card. The rule does not apply to every immigrant.

This webinar will walk through the rule and help participants understand the potential impact for immigrant community’s ability to access public benefits and adjust immigration status.

Guest Speakers:

  • Maripat Pileggi, Community Legal Services
  • Mary Clark, HIAS PA

REGISTER TODAY!

Sign up for our calls today! These calls give youth ages 13-25 the opportunity to learn about important topics, connect with peers and organize activities to promote immigrant and refugee rights.

Youth Calls take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 PM.

Mark your calendars for the next 6 months.

  • September 11, 2019
  • October 9, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • January 8, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

Topics and training themes are chosen by our youth membership. Upcoming trainings will discuss: Organizing 101, Facilitating groups, Best Practices for Recruitment, Creating Youth Led Spaces, Civic Engagement and Voter Registration, Fundraising, Education Justice, etc.  We will also invite special guest to present.

Calls are open to PICC Youth Members. If you are not a member of PICC, take a few minutes to apply for our Youth Membership here. Memberships are available for  middle school & high school students ages 13-17 yrs old ($10 per year), college & young professionals, 18-25 yrs old ($15 per year), membership scholarships are also an option, please ask if you need one.  We review our memberships every month.

 online (must register)

Join us via webinar to learn about the history of the campaign to shut down the Berks Family Detention Center, how you can get involved, and the research showing that Governor Wolf has the legal power to close this prison. Read background materials.

You must register to receive the login information.

Know Your Rights for Allies/Aliados Conozca sus Derechos

Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA (MILPA)

This workshop is for allies who want to help undocumented neighbors, friends or co-workers because Harrisburg is a community that Resists and Responds. Join us!

To get registered call Maria Alejandra at 717-510-5449 or email at mariahlicenciaspa@gmail.com by August 22, 2019.

 Harrisburg, PA

Know Your Rights for Allies/Aliados Conozca sus Derechos

Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA (MILPA)

This workshop is for allies who want to help undocumented neighbors, friends or co-workers because Harrisburg is a community that Resists and Responds. Join us!

To get registered call Maria Alejandra at 717-510-5449 or email at mariahlicenciaspa@gmail.com by August 22, 2019.

 Harrisburg, PA