Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship and our member organizations are often in the news. We are eager to help journalists with articles about immigrations issues. Here you'll find PICC press releases and advisories, along with some of our media coverage, coverage of member organizations and articles related to issues important to immigrant communities.

Recently Posted News and Press Releases

  • Immigrant Families Condemn Supreme Court Decision Against DAPA

    Pennsylvania – Today the Supreme Court issued a tie decision on United States vs. Texas, ruling against millions of immigrant families. This decision puts President Obama’s executive action, announced in November 2014, back in the hands of Judge Hanen in Texas, who has taken a strong anti-immigrant stance. We are disappointed that the Supreme Court fell victim to the political machinations of anti-immigrant forces.

  • The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition seeks a full time Civic Engagement Coordinator to manage PICC’s non-partisan voter registration and GOTV work. The ideal candidate has a strong commitment to social, racial, and economic justice movements, is results oriented, enjoys working with a team, and has a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse array of stakeholders.

  • Hundreds of Immigrant Families, Allies, and Advocates will be Rallying and Demonstrating in New Orleans during July 10th Fifth Circuit Court Oral Arguments to Demand that the Courts #RestoreRelief

    PA is READY! joins immigrant families and advocates from around the country in calling on courts to lift the injunction keeping President Obama’s deportation relief programs on hold.

  • The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is excited to launch a search for a new Executive Director. Over the last few years, PICC has expanded its reach across the state, doubled its annual budget and accumulated a series of successes on behalf of immigrants in Pennsylvania. PICC’s success has increased demand for additional staffing and we are looking to add an innovative and energetic leader to our team. 

  • PICC coordinates targeted, non-partisan, voter registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) programs to close the voting gap among immigrant voters. We have already registered more than 25,000 immigrants to vote! Through the work of PICC staff, volunteers and partners, these programs have greatly increased the turnout rate of immigrant communities:

  • Over 150 immigrant families and allies from Philadelphia, West Chester, Norristown, Gettysburg, Hanover, Reading, York and Lancaster gathered in front of the York county Prison on Saturday to call for an end to unjust deportations. Several families from West Chester and Norristown shared their stories, and afterward we marched around the facility singing and chanting.

  • York, PA–This Saturday, June 28th, will be the National Day to Stop Separating Families, a day when immigrant families and advocates team up with organizations across the movement and the country to take a stand against rampant family separation caused by deportations in immigrant communities. 

  • Philadelphia – In March 2014, President Obama made a long overdue promise to review current immigration enforcement policies, recognizing “the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system”. However, last week the President announced that his administration would delay making any changes.

  • Harrisburg, PA - Dreamers from Chester County, Gettysburg, Norristown, Philadelphia and Reading will hold a press conference in collaboration with Juntos and the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) to call on members of the Senate Education Committee to bring the PA Dream Act (SB. 713) to an immediate vote.

  • Philadelphia, PA – On Tuesday, April 29th, more than one hundred refugee and immigrant leaders, families and allies from across Pennsylvania will meet with Pennsylvania legislators to call for pro-immigrant policies that reflect the contributions of and issues prioritized by Pennsylvania’s growing immigrant and refugee population.