Press Center

PICC is often contacted to provide information and commentary on immigration issues. We are eager to help journalists with articles about issues impacting immigrant communities in Pennsylvania, and to provide a local perspective on national developments.

Below are our most recent press releases and media advisories.

  • 02/13/2013

    Last week, Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform announced a coalition effort to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform in Pennsylvania.  The coalition includes more than 35 community groups, immigrant advocates, faith-based organizations, unions and service providers, as well as local immigrant individuals and families.  The coalition was joined by City Council members Kenney and Quinones-Sanchez, who have since introduced a City Council resolution in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.

  • 11/13/2012

    The election results have demonstrated the growing influence of Latino, Asian and immigrant voters across the United States and pushed immigration reform to the top of the national political agenda.  PICC joins its national partners in the Fair Immigration Reform Movement to call on President Obama and Congress to take swift action on comprehensive and humane reform of our immigration system.

  • 06/22/2011

    Senate majority leader Dick Durbin has announced that on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 10:00am there will be a hearing for the Dream Act in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security.

  • 06/22/2011

    PICC’s Annual Heroes of Our Community Awards Dinner on June 15 honored three heroes for their tireless commitment to immigrants’ rights: Richard Trumpka, President of the AFL-CIO; Maria Teresa Kumar, Founding Executive Director of Voto Latino and Mia-Lia Kiernan, Community Organizer with the One Love Movement.

  • 06/21/2011

    PICC joined Representative Tony Payton as well as DreamActivist Pennsylvania and Nationalities Service Center to hold a press conference on Monday June 20 to present the Pennsylvania DREAM Act.

  • 05/05/2011

    On May 4, PICC brought together members of the law enforcement, faith, and social services communities to speak to legislators in Harrisburg about a package of hateful and un-American anti-immigrant legislation that has been introduced in the state legislature this session.

  • 02/14/2006

    As part of a nationwide week of action, interfaith leaders in our region will join together at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to call upon Congress to reject an enforcement-only approach to immigration reform and enact comprehensive legislation that provides a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

  • 04/26/2005

    PICC joins with the ACLU of Pennsylvania to Oppose the Real ID Act, citing major changes to immigration law, burden on states, and the unintended impact on asylum seekers.

  • 06/18/2004

    As part of the worldwide commemoration of World Refugee Day, local organizations will host a panel discussion on current refugee policy, including the drastic decline of refugee admission to the United States from a height of 132,173 in 1992 to only 28,400 in 2003.


  • 06/12/2004

    As part of our mission to support immigrant communities, PICC will host a legal forum on current issues that includes free brief immigration consultations.  Interpretation available in Creole, French, Indonesian, Korean, Khmer, Portugese, Russian and Spanish.