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.

On October 10, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security published the offical notice of its proposed change to the public charge rule. Publication of the rule has opened up a 60 day comment period, ending on December 10, 2018.

It is important that all individuals and agencies opposed to this rule submit comments to ensure this harmful rule change does not go into effect. This webinar will cover how to gather stories and use the Protecting Immigrant Families tool to submit comments. On this webinar, Maripat Pileggi from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia will provide a brief overview of content in the proposed rule and provide guidance on how individuals and agencies can submit comments.

Register Today!  Login information for the webinar will be emailed to you upon completion of the registration form.

Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that hosts a prison for immigrant children, known as the Berks County Detention Center, the others being Texas. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect and in its first year of operation a mother was raped in front of other families.

October’s vigil will be led by Bishop Peggy Johnson & Eastern PA Conference United Methodist Rapid Response Team. 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 info and RSVP on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA, 19533

Public Charge Info Session/Sesión sobre la carga publica (Philadelphia)

Ceiba, Esperanza, Community Legal Services and PICC

This information session will discuss the proposed change to the public charge rule that may affect immigrants and their families who receive or plan to receive public benefits. Co-presented by Maripat Pileggi, Public Benefits Unit Staff Attorney at Community Legal Services.

Esta sesión informativa tratara el cambio propuesto a la regla de la carga publica. Esta medida podria afectar a todos los inmigrantes y sus familiares que reciben o planean recibir bienestar o beneficio publico. Co-presentado por Maripat Pileggi, abogada del Public Benefits Unit en Community Legal Services.

Public Charge Flyer English

Public Charge Flyer Spanish

 

 4261 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19140

Learn how legal and community pressure strategies can elevate a removal case into a deportation defense campaign, including best practices and ethical considerations for collaborating with community partners.  All lawyers and community members are invited to participate. For more information, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org.

Presented by David Bennion, Executive Director of the Free Migration Project.

CLE 3.0 hours (including 1.0 ethics)

There is a $30.00 registration fee. Register here!

 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Immigration today & tomorrow: Education and Immigrant Youth (Allentown)

Grupo de Apoyo e integracion Hispanoamericano

Two days of information on the changing situation of immigration with a special focus on immigrant students with Dr. Erika M. Sutherland.

 Lehigh Carbon Community College, Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St, Allentown, PA

Sabías que si recibiste beneficios públicos podrías ser considerado/a como una carga pública y no poder acceder a muchos beneficios adicionales? Ven a averiguar mas y ayudarnos a luchar por nuestra comunidad.

Do you know that the government is planning to consider us a public charge if we currently receive public benefits? Please help us fight these unfair new rules.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2170570029863888/

 CASA, 225 Princess St, York, PA
This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in learning how to engage with immigrant rights work in PA. 

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.

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 Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482.

 Online

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

Presenter: Anne Martin Montgomery, Adoptee Rights Campaign

Presentation: As many as 64,000 children adopted by US citizens between 1948 and 2016 may not have US citizenship. For decades, the US government allowed American parents to bring children into the country on a variety of visas, some of which do not guarantee access to citizenship. The Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC) is a national organization led by adoptees without citizenship. ARC works to promote a legislative solution and provide assistance to the impacted population. We will discuss who is covered and who is excluded under the current law and how you can help.

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Citizenship Day 2018 – Pittsburgh

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh, Welcoming Pittsburgh

Join Welcoming Pittsburgh for an evening of activities for Pittsburgh residents who are interested in becoming U. S. citizens. The night will include a civic game show hosted by Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh, legal providers to answer naturalization questions and provide free citizenship eligibility screening and application preparation assistance for qualifying low-income household applicants, and vendors across the city that offer free services to the public!

Register for Legal Services Here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZOrsaRvkH6ctBtZx2

 JCC Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

On September 22, the Trump administration released the text of the proposed public charge rule change and announced it would soon be published for comment. If the rule is ­finalized in its proposed form, this would mark a significant and harmful departure from current policy.

PICC and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia are partnering to host a webinar to explain what is included in this proposal and what impacts the rule would like have on immigrant communities in PA if enacted. On the webinar, Maripat Pileggi from CLS will provide a deeper overview of content in the proposed rule, discuss updated messaging on this issue, and explain what you can do to take action now. Provided the rule is in fact published this week, we will also review the comment process.

Register online

Login information for the webinar will be emailed to you upon completion of the registration form.
 Online webinar

September Vigil to #ShutDownBerks

Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness/Shut Down Berks Coalition

Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that hosts a prison for immigrant children, known as the Berks County Detention Center, the others being Texas. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect and in its first year of operation a mother was raped in front of other families.

September’s monthly vigil will be led by “Artists Against Family Detention.” Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center.

Parking is available at the buildings across the road and down the hill from the center. More info on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA, 19533

“Shitholes” Art Exhibit (Philadelphia)

Le Chapeau Project & PICC

The exhibit, titled “Shitholes,” aims to promote emerging and unknown contemporary artists not often showcased in typical galleries while challenging the current negative narratives that surround many nations across the globe.

Live musical and artistic performances are from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit will give the audience the chance to get a better glimpse of what these artists and their countries of origin are really all about, and the hope is that a diverse mix of people will attend.

Entry is free and open to the public; however, Le Chapeau Project will be accepting donations in hopes to help provide support to the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC).

 The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Esta sessión informativa tratara el cambio propuesto a la regla de la carga publica. Esta medida podria afetar a todos los inmigrantes y sus familias que reciben o plenean recibir bienestar o beneficio público.

This information session will discuss the proposed changes to the public charge rule, that may affect immigrants and their families who receive or plan to receive public benefits.

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 4261 N. 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has drafted changes to the “public charge” rules that will be harmful to many immigrant families and communities. This could have an impact on citizenship approval in the future. Come join us for a community orientation event to learn more about these changes and what actions we can take in opposition of the proposed rules. This event is a collaboration between Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Community Legal Services and PICC.

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional a creado propuestas para hacer cambios a las reglas de que son cargos públicos. Esto puede impactar a familias inmigrantes y nuestras comunidades, especialmente en el futuro si usted quiere hacerse ciudadano Americano. Acompáñenos a esta sesión de información sobre la propuesta y los cambios que propone y como usted puede luchar contra ellos. Este evento es una colaboración entre Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Community Legal Services y PICC.

 Saint Laurence Church (basement), 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082

CASA will be hosting a citizenship clinic Thursday, September 20th, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will take place at the CASA York Welcome Center 225 E Princess St, York, PA 17403. For a full list of the documents that should be brought to the clinic and information about fees, please call: 717.219.7974. RSVP on Facebook.

CASA tendra una clínica de ciudadanía el jueves 20 de septiembre de 2018, de 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. El evento tendrá lugar en el Centro de Bienvenida de CASA en York 225 E Princess St, York, PA 17403. Para obtener una lista completa de los documentos que se deben traer a la clínica e información sobre tarifas, llame al: 717.219.7974

 York Welcome Center, 225 E Princess St, York, PA 17403-2336

Free Legal Screening, Immigrant Rights & Tax Workshops (Philadelphia)

Ceiba & Esperanza Immigration Legal Services

Learn about the ITIN number, how the tax reform will affect ITIN holders, and learn your rights if confronted by ICE. After workshops, get screened for possible immigration relief by immigration attorneys, accredited representatives, and trained volunteers.

Aprender sobre el ITIN, como los cambios en las leyes tributarias van a afectar a las personas que tienen ITIN y sus derechos si se enfrenta con ICE. Despues de los talleres, ser evaluado por posible soliciones migratorias por abogados de inmigracion, representantes acreditados y voluntarios capacitados.

Please RSVP by calling (215) 634-7245

Por favor, haga su reservacion llamando al (215) 634-7245

 Ceiba, 174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

The capacity to educate, organize and engage voters in our work for immigrant justice is indispensable to our ability to win concrete policy changes at all levels of government. PICC member organizations recognize the value of civic engagement and desire to build their capacity to engage citizens in a way that continues to center the leadership of immigrants and refugees. In response, PICC is partnering with FIRM to host a daylong training for our partners to learn how immigrant rights organizations can utilize traditional voter engagement tools to advance issue-based campaigns. Participants will be trained on:

  • The basics of a civic engagement field plan and will be coached on how to create one
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Effective strategies for initial and sustained contact with voters through canvassing, phone banking, and other means.

Registration is required. Register here!

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

Modules 4&5 will be conducted on the same day. Language interpretation available upon request. Los módulos 2 y 3 se ofrecerán el mismo día. ¡La interpretación está disponible a pedido!

Navigator Training Module 4: Eligibility Screening/Preselección de elegibilidad

Navigators learn how to use and complete the eligibility-screening tool under the supervision of an attorney. This training is part of a series of six. Los navegadores aprenden a usar y completar la herramienta de preselección de elegibilidad para beneficios migratorios bajo supervisión. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleres.

 Navigator Training Module 5: Citizenship/Ciudadanía

Navigators will learn about the requirements for U.S. citizenship and how to complete a citizenship application under supervision. This training is part of a series of six. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los requisitos para la ciudadanía y cómo completar una solicitud bajo supervisión.Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleres. Register here.

 6328 Paschall Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19142

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

Topic: Civic Engagement & How You Can Get Involved

Este taller sera tomado acabo en Español. 

Navegantes Modulo 6: Habilidades para hacer presentaciones 

El Módulo 6 se enfoca en aprender las habilidades de capacitación que los Navegadores necesitarán para presentar información de manera efectiva a otras personas.Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleres. Registrarse aqui.

¿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 Filadelfia del 29 de agosto al 8 de septiembre 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. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This training will be conducted in English. Language interpretation available upon request. 

Navigator Training Module 6: Presentation and Training Skills

Module 6 focuses on learning the basic presentation and training skills that Navigators will need to effectively present information to others in their communities. This training is part of a series of six. Register here.

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 Philadelphia from August 29thto September 8th, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

 

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Modules 2&3 will be offered on the same day. Interpretation is available upon request! Los módulos 2 y 3 se ofrecerán el mismo día. ¡La interpretación está disponible a pedido!

Navigator Training Module 2: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos

Navigators will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. This training is part of a series of six. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes cuando interactúen con la policía y los oficiales de inmigración.Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegister here.

Navigator Training 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. This training is part of a series of six. Navigators learn how to complete deportation defense plans and packets. Los navegadores aprenden cómo completar planes y paquetes de defensa contra la deportación. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleres. Register here.

 AFRICOM, 6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142

 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has drafted changes to the “public charge” rules that will be harmful to many immigrant families and communities.  Come join us for a community orientation event to learn more about these changes and what actions we can take in opposition of the proposed rules. Guest Speaker: Maripat Pileggi, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.

Please RSVP!

 

  International Service Center (Market Square Church), 21 South River Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Este seminrio web se tomara acabo en Español

Navegantes Modul0 1: Introduccion a La ley de Inmigración

El primer módulo proporciona una descripción general de la ley de inmigración de EE. UU. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleres. Registrese aqui.

¿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 Filadelfia del 29 de agosto al 8 de septiembre 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. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

 Seminario Web

This webinar will be conducted in English

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. This training is part of a series of sixRegister here

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 Philadelphia from August 29thto September 8th, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

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Shut Down Berks takes the Capitol

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Governor Wolf has the power to #ShutDownBerks but he refuses to take any action. Enough is Enough. He must end Family Detention in PA NOW! So we’re taking this campaign straight to his door.

Join Pennsylvanians from across the state on August 20th as we mobilize and rally in the Capitol rotunda. Speak truth to power directly to the Governor’s office and demand they put an end to immigrant family detention in PA by issuing an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center. Sign up to hop on a bus or offer/share a carpool.

RSVP and more info on Facebook.

 Main Rotunda, Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA

En Español abajo!

We are excited to announced the dates for this year’s Summer Immigrant & Refugee Youth Convening!

This is a weekend dedicated to bringing together 30 immigrant youth that originate from different walks of life across PA. This is an opportunity for us to share our stories and develop leadership skills, organizing skills, and have a chance to build relationships with other youth who share our similar experience and goals

When: August 17-19, 2018
Ages: 14-25
Cost: $35.00 per person
All attendees will help with fundraising. PICC will provide and assist with a fundraising plan!

REGISTER HERE!  Registration starts June 1, 2018  ends July 28, 2018


¡Estamos emocionados de anunciar las fechas para la Conferencia de Liderazgo de Jóvenes Inmigrantes y Refugiados!

Este es un fin de semana dedicado a reunir a 30 jóvenes inmigrantes de distintas areas de Pennsylvania. Es una oportunidad para que jovenes compartan sus historias, y desarrollen habilidades de liderazgo,organización comunitaria y  tengan la oportunidad de conocer a otros jóvenes que comparten experiencias y objetivos similares.

Fecha: 17- 19 de Agosto
Edad: 14-25
Costo: $35.00 por persona
Todos los participantes ayudaran a juntar fondos para este evento. PICC les ayudara a crear un plan de recaudación.

REGISTRATE AQUI!  : Aplicaciones empiezan el 1 de Junio, 2018 y terminan el 28 de Julio del 2018.

Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that hosts a prison for immigrant children, known as the Berks County Detention Center, the others being Texas. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect and in its first year of operation a mother was raped in front of other families.

August’s monthly vigil will be led by “Family Doctors Against Family Detention.” Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center.

RSVP and more info on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA 19533

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

Topic: “Supporting Immigrants’ Mental Health & Wellness in these Times”

La Puerta Abierta/The Open Door is a Philadelphia based organization that works to ensure access to holistic, culturally and trauma-informed mental health support in the Latinx immigrant community through education, collaboration and the provision of pro bono services. Practitioners from LPA will share lessons learned from their work with the community about common migration and acculturation-related stressors as well as considerations in the current climate of increased immigration enforcement and uncertainty.

Join us via webinar to get prepared for your lobby visit to Governor’s Wolf office. He needs to hear from constituents that 2018 is the year he issues an Emergency Removal Order to ensure no new families are brought to the Berks County Detention Center.

This training will review the history of the center, how to lobby and the research that proves that the state of Pennsylvania can in fact issue an Emergency Removal Order. Learn more about the Campaign.

Please register today!

 Register online

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 ILLEGAL.

Call Governor Wolf and demand he take action to protect immigrant families.

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)
PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)

More information on Facebook event.

Vigilia/Vigil to Shut Down Berks County Family Detention Center

Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness, Shut Down Berks Coalition

Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that hosts a prison for immigrant children, known as the Berks County Detention Center, the others being in Texas. July’s vigil will be led by Friends (Quakers) CALN Quarterly Meeting. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center. RSVP & more event info on Facebook.

Learn more about the Campaign to Shut Down Berks.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

Shut Down Berks Lobby Visit Training

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Join us via webinar to get prepared for your lobby visit to Governor’s Wolf office. He needs to hear from constituents that 2018 is the year he issues an Emergency Removal Order to ensure no new families are brought to the Berks County Detention Center.

This training will review the history of the center, how to lobby and the research that proves that the state of Pennsylvania can in fact issue an Emergency Removal Order.

Please register today!

In response to increased immigration enforcement in Pennsylvania, PICC will be hosting a series of trainings on how to implement a coordinated community-based response to create safer communities and stop unjust deportations and detentions.

Participants will learn about the “Community Resistance Zone” model, as implemented by Juntos in Philadelphia, and how to conduct strategic case-based campaigns that highlight injustices in the immigration system. This training will be interactive, allowing participants to practice new skills and plan how to begin a project in their local community. The training will be a full two days. Participants are expected to attend both days.

Skills and topics to be covered include:

  • How to conduct door-to-door conversations with community members
  • Recruiting allies to support immigrant-led campaigns
  • Understanding the immigration system and the detention and deportation process

NOTE: All PA is Ready! grantees participating in the Enforcement Resistance Initiative are required to send at least one staff (or equivalent) and 2-3 community leaders or volunteers to one of the three Enforcement Resistance trainings being offered.

Register here.

 AFRICOM, 6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19412

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

Topic: Family Separation & Criminalization of Asylum Seekers at the US Border, David Bennion, Free Migration Project

Learn about;
– The history of the Immigrant Family Detention in PA
– The principles of the Shut Down Berks Coalition (surprise, it’s human rights)
– Why Governor Wolf can and should shut it down
– How you can take action!

Register online.

 Register Online

Immigration Legal Clinic/Clínica de Inmigración

Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Justice at Work

Do you know if you qualify for any of these or other immigration programs? Are you an immigrant and a victim of crime or domestic abuse? Attend this immigration legal clinic to learn if you qualify. Information Session about Legal Permanent Residence and Citizenship and other Immigration programs such as U Visa, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Residence and Citizenship Information Session to learn how to make a Deportation Defense Plan and Packet.

¿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. Información sobre Residencia, Ciudadaníay otros Alivios Migratorios como Visa V, Visa U, y Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS).Taller informativo de Paquetes y Plan de Defensa Contra la Deportación.

Location: Community Hall (Basement), St. Laurence Church, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Please park in back parking lot.

For more information, please contact Centro de Apoyo Comunitario at 610-713-5954.

 St. Laurence Church, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082

On June 30, immigrant communities and allies will be gathering in Washington DC and communities across the country. In Pennsylvania, local groups are organizing events in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Doylestown, and more! See below for a list of local events.

Allentown: 8:30am. Head to Philly! Details and RSVP on Facebook.

Harrisburg: 12pm, Capitol Steps. Details and RSVP on Facebook.

Philadelphia: 11am. Logan Square. Details and RSVP on Facebook.

Pittsburgh: 11am. Market Square. Details and RSVP on Facebook.

Pittsburgh: Get on a bus to DC! Details and RSVP on Facebook.

 

Learn about;
– The history of the Immigrant Family Detention in PA
– The principles of the Shut Down Berks Coalition (surprise, it’s human rights)
– Why Governor Wolf can and should shut it down
– How you can take action!

Register online: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/28e906f672adf3fd4ac87b605f06faf5

Please review the Shut Down Berks Coalition Statement on Family Detention and Family Separation before attending the training.

 Please Register!

#ShutDown Berks Rally

Shut Down Berks Coalition

This administration’s policy of separating families at the border is horrific, and an extension of policies in place since 2014. The U.S. has been incarcerating asylum seekers as a “deterrent” since 2014 and holding families in inhumane conditions. Now, this administration has escalated by actively separating children from their parents.

WE CAN HELP STOP THIS! Pennsylvania is home to the only publicly owned immigrant family detention center in the country. Shutting down the Berks Family Detention Center would show that Pennsylvania refuses to support the Trump policy of family separation and family detention.

Join us and tell Gov. Wolf to #EndFamilyDetention in PA and SHUT DOWN BERKS!

RSVP on Facebook.

 110 N. 8th Street, Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107

This policy of separating families at the border is horrific. It is also an extension of both existing immigration policy and the clear anti-immigrant and anti-refugee agenda of this administration. Since 2014, the U.S. has been incarcerating families seeking asylum as a “deterrent” and holding parents and children in inhumane conditions.

It is time for ICE to stop terrorizing our communities, time to stop separating families, and time to end family detention!

RSVP & more info on Facebook.

 3000 Sidney St, Pittsburgh 15203

In response to increased immigration enforcement in Pennsylvania, PICC will be hosting a series of trainings on how to implement a coordinated community-based response to create safer communities and stop unjust deportations and detentions.

Participants will learn about the “Community Resistance Zone” model, as implemented by Juntos in Philadelphia, and how to conduct strategic case-based campaigns that highlight injustices in the immigration system. This training will be interactive, allowing participants to practice new skills and plan how to begin a project in their local community. The training will be a full two days. Participants are expected to attend both days.

Skills and topics to be covered include:

  • How to conduct door-to-door conversations with community members
  • Recruiting allies to support immigrant-led campaigns
  • Understanding the immigration system and the detention and deportation process

NOTE: All PA is Ready! grantees participating in the Enforcement Resistance Initiative are required to send at least one staff (or equivalent) and 2-3 community leaders or volunteers to one of the three Enforcement Resistance trainings being offered.

Please register here.

 Catholic Charities of Harrisburg, 939 East Park Dr. Harrisburgh, PA 17111

Get screened for possible immigration relief by immigration attorneys, accredited representatives, and trained volunteers. Evaluaciones legales para posibles alivios de inmigracion realizado por abogados de inmigracion, representantes acreditados y voluntarios capacitados.

RSVP to/a: Ceiba 215-634-7245

 174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

June #ShutDownBerks Call-In Day

Shut Down Berks Coalition

On June 20th, World Refugee Day, we will be calling Governor Wolf to demand he take action to protect families seeking refuge in the U.S.

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)
PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)

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 ILLEGAL. More information on Facebook.

June Monthly Vigil – #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Interfaith WItness

Pennsylvania is home to one of three family detention centers in the country – and the only publicly owned one. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect and in its first year of operation a mother was raped in front of other families.

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. Families continue to be abused under the state’s watch.

June’s vigil will be led by Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness with the ANNA Crusis Choir. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center. RSVP on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

Everything you need to learn about our Summer Immigrant & Refugee Youth Leadership Convening!

We are hosting 3 webinars  in English & 1 in Spanish (pick when you are free) to go over what to expect for this years convening, fundraising plan and registration information including how to fill out forms and how to prepare. We are also excited to hear from you, what do you want from this year’s convening.  All interested in attending should join.

Webinar Dates: May 31, June 14 @6:30-7:30 PM  Register for webinars here! 

En Español: Junio 6 y Junio @ 7:00 PM  – Registrate aquí!

Visit our website for more information regarding convening and registration. E-mail Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or call 215-832-3482 if you have any questions.

 Online- Registration Necessary

Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la Conferencia de Liderazgo de Jóvenes Inmigrantes y Refugiados

Para que aprenda mas sobre este evento por favor atienda uno de los 2 seminarios que tendremos en Español por internet. Este seminario sera importante por que aprenderá sobre los temas que hemos discutido en el pasado, como completar su forma de registración , como crear un plan de recaudación de fondos (materiales incluidos por PICC) y podrá compartir que tipo de temas que le gustaría discutir y aprender este verano.

Fechas para los Webinars: Junio 6 y Junio 13 @ 7:00 PM en Español – Registrate aquí! 

Visita nuestra pagina www.paimmigrant.org para mas información o contacta a Maria Sotomayor al 215-832-3482 o mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org

 Por internet- Registracion necesaria canción

Immigrant Resources Fair.

Northeast Regional Library

Are you an immigrant to the United States? Would you like to learn about resources available to you? Learn about citizenship,employment, housing, health, English classes, starting a business, and more! Free. No Registration Required.

 2228 Cottman Ave.19149

BEYOND THE COURTROOM: PUBLIC DEPORTATION DEFENSE CAMPAIGNS

CLE 4.0 hours (1.0 ethics)

Learn how legal and community pressure strategies can elevate a removal case into a deportation defense campaign, including best practices and ethical considerations for collaborating with community partners. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition and PA is Ready! All lawyers and community members are invited to participate, but PA is Ready! Strategic Legal Partners are required to attend.

Presented by David Bennion of the Free Migration Project.

The $10.00 registration fee covers lunch.

Register here.

 

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition and PA is Ready! For more information, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org.

 

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Shut Down Berks Lobby Training

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Join us via webinar to get prepared for your lobby visit to Governor’s Wolf office. He needs to hear from constituents that 2018 is the year he issues an Emergency Removal Order to ensure no new families are brought to the Berks County Detention Center.

This training will review the history of the center, how to lobby and the research that proves that the state of Pennsylvania can in fact issue an Emergency Removal Order.

Please register today!

Everything you need to learn about our Summer Immigrant & Refugee Youth Leadership Convening!

We are hosting 3 webinars  in English & 1 in Spanish (pick when you are free) to go over what to expect for this years convening, fundraising plan and registration information including how to fill out forms and how to prepare. We are also excited to hear from you, what do you want from this year’s convening.  All interested in attending should join.

Webinar Dates: May 31 & June 14 @6:30-7:30 PM, June 7 @ 7-8PM  Register for webinars here! 

En Español: Junio 6 y Junio 13 @ 7:00 PM  – Registrate aquí!

Visit our website for more information regarding convening and registration. E-mail Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or call 215-832-3482 if you have any questions.

 Online- Registration Necessary

DACA sigue en pie…pero TPS no. Que opciones hay? Un taller para renovar DACA, una puesta al dia sobre TPS y un foro para saber que hacer con las abogadas Katie Albarelli y Jane M. Schoener. Vengan si pueden renovar el DACA. VEngan si quieren apoyar nuestros esfuerzos.

 San Lucas Church, 417 N. 7th Street, Allentown, PA

Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la Conferencia de Liderazgo de Jóvenes Inmigrantes y Refugiados

Para que aprenda mas sobre este evento por favor atienda uno de los 2 seminarios que tendremos en Español por internet. Este seminario sera importante por que aprenderá sobre los temas que hemos discutido en el pasado, como completar su forma de registración , como crear un plan de recaudación de fondos (materiales incluidos por PICC) y podrá compartir que tipo de temas que le gustaría discutir y aprender este verano.

Fechas para los Webinars: Junio 6 y Junio 13 @ 7:00 PM en Español – Registrate aquí! 

Visita nuestra pagina www.paimmigrant.org para mas información o contacta a Maria Sotomayor al 215-832-3482 o mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org

 Por internet- Registracion necesaria canción

In response to increased immigration enforcement in Pennsylvania, PICC will be hosting a series of trainings on how to implement a coordinated community-based response to create safer communities and stop unjust deportations and detentions.

Participants will learn about the “Community Resistance Zone” model, as implemented by Juntos in Philadelphia, and how to conduct strategic case-based campaigns that highlight injustices in the immigration system. This training will be interactive, allowing participants to practice new skills and plan how to begin a project in their local community. The training will be a full two days. Participants are expected to attend both days.

Skills and topics to be covered include:

  • How to conduct door-to-door conversations with community members
  • Recruiting allies to support immigrant-led campaigns
  • Understanding the immigration system and the detention and deportation process

NOTE: All PA is Ready! grantees participating in the Enforcement Resistance Initiative are required to send at least one staff (or equivalent) and 2-3 community leaders or volunteers to one of the three Enforcement Resistance trainings being offered

Please register here.

 Department of Human Services, 1 Smithfield St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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

Topic: Understanding Asylum Law. Jonah Eaton, Nationalities Service Center

 

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PICC’s Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Youth Convening
Everything you need to learn about our youth convening!
We are hosting 3 webinars  in English & 1 in Spanish (pick when you are free) to go over what to expect for this years convening, fundraising plan and registration information including how to fill out forms and how to prepare. We are also excited to hear from you, what do you want from this year’s convening.  All interested in attending should join.
Webinar Dates: May 31, June 7 & June 14 @6:30-7:30 PM  
Register for webinars here! 
Junio 6 y Junio @ 7:00 PM en Español – Registrate aquí! 

 

Date of Event: August 17-19, 2018
Ages: 14-25
Cost: $35.00 per person
All attendees will help with fundraising- PICC will provide and assist with a fundraising plan!
Registration Opens: June 1, 2018
Registration will close on July 28, 2018
 
CALLING PAST CONVENING ATTENDEES: Join our convening organizing team! Your role will be to help us figure out content for this event, activities, possible trainers/speakers, fundraising and help with outreach to your friends.
Commitment: 5 1hr planning calls in the evenings starting June- July.
 
Visit our website for more information regarding convening and registration. 
E-mail Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or call 215-832-3482 if you have any questions.
 
Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la 
Conferencia de Liderazgo de Jóvenes Inmigrantes y Refugiados
Invitación para aprender sobre el evento: Para que aprenda mas sobre este evento por favor atienda uno de los 2 seminarios que tendremos en Español por internet. Este seminario sera importante por que aprenderá sobre los temas que hemos discutido en el pasado, como completar su forma de registración , como crear un plan de recaudación de fondos (materiales incluidos por PICC) y podrá compartir que tipo de temas que le gustaría discutir y aprender este verano.
Fechas para los Webinars: Junio 6 y Junio 13 @ 7:00 PM en Español – Registrate aquí! 
 
Fecha del evento: 17- 19 de Agosto 
Edad: 14-25 
Costo: $35.00 por persona 
Todos los participantes ayudaran a juntar fondos para este evento. PICC les ayudara a crear un plan de recaudación. 
 
Registración empieza : 1 de Junio, 2018 y termina el 28 de Julio del 2018.
Visita nuestra pagina www.paimmigrant.org para mas información o contacta a Maria Sotomayor al 215-832-3482 o mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org


Atención a participantes anteriores: Te gustaría ayudarnos a planear esta conferencia? El compromiso es que vas a estar en 5 (1 hr cada una) llamadas de grupo desde Junio a Julio. Ayudar a dar ideas sobre temas, coordinación de jóvenes, planear entrenadores o personas que vengan a hablar con el grupo, recaudar fondos, etc. 
 Online- Registration Necessary

Join us May 20-21, 2018 for the third annual Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening!

Register Today!

Read more about the program, workshops, and speakers.

 Hilton Harrisburg, One North Second St, Harrisburg PA

What? Qué? Get screened for family petition eligibility by immigration attorneys, accredited representatives and trained volunteers. Evaluaciones legales para peticiones familiares realizadas por abogados de inmigración, representantes acreditados y voluntarios capacitados.

Eligibility/ Eligibilidad: Applicant must be US citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. El aplicante tiene que ser cuidadano americano o residente permanente.

Please RSVP by calling (215) 634-7245/ Por favor haga una cita llamando al (215) 634-7245.

 Ceiba, 174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Shut Down Berks Lobby Visit Training

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Join us via webinar to get prepared for your lobby visit to Governor’s Wolf office. He needs to hear from constituents that 2018 is the year he issues an Emergency Removal Order to ensure no new families are brought to the Berks County Detention Center.

This training will review the history of the center, how to lobby and the research that proves that the state of Pennsylvania can in fact issue an Emergency Removal Order.

Please register today!

This May Day, we come together to honor and celebrate immigrants and workers who are often overlooked and undervalued. We especially want to uplift and center domestic workers, child care workers, sex workers, construction workers, restaurant workers, refugee workers and all other workers whose survival work remains unrecognized. This Mayday, we say: there is no small work — all workers are valuable!

Join us for a march and celebration this Mayday at Salem’s Market & Grill at 6pm! It is important that we make time to uplift, honor, and center our joy whenever we can.

Hosted by: ANSAR of Pittsburgh, APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance), ARYSE (Alliance for Refugee Youth, Support, and Education), Babyland Collective, Fight For Lifers West, Friends of Farmworkers, Hospital Workers Rising, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Jovenes Con Proposito, Let’s Get Free Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee, Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC), Pittsburgh Dreamers, Restaurant Opportunities Center of Pittsburgh, SisTers PGH, Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh, Thomas Merton Center, United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh

 Salem's Market & Grill. 2923 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

AAPI Canvass Day in NE Philly!

AAU, PCDC, PICC, SEAMAAC, VietLead

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are the fastest growing racial group in the country. However, due to issues of language barriers and lack of outreach, the voices of our communities go unheard. Asian American Power Table is going to hit the doors in Northeast Philadelphia on Sunday 4/29. Come join us if you care about immigration/deportation issues and want to make an impact in the community!

**Transportation (to and from) will be provided between PCDC and the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood.

RSVP on Facebook.

 301 N. 9th Street, Philadelphia PA

What?/Que? Get screened for possible immigration relief by immigration attorneys. Evaluaciones legales para posibles alivios de inmigracion realizado por abogados de inmigracion.

Please RSVP by calling (215) 634-7245. Por favor confirme su asistencia llamando al (215) 634-7245.

 Ceiba, 174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Community Navigator Module 4&5: Eligibility Screening & Citizenship (Harrisburg)

Catholic Charities of Harrisburg, Church World Service, & PICC

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 4: Eligibility Screening/Preselección de elegibilidad

Navigators learn how to use and complete the eligibility-screening tool under the supervision of an attorney. Los navegadores aprenden a usar y completar la herramienta de preselección de elegibilidad para beneficios migratorios bajo supervisión.

Module 5: Citizenship/Ciudadanía

Navigators will learn about the requirements for U.S. citizenship and how to complete a citizenship application under supervision. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los requisitos para la ciudadanía y cómo completar una solicitud bajo supervisión.

 Catholic Charities, 939 E. Park Drive, Suite 102, Harrisburg 17111

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

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)

[Español abajo]

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