Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

For Community Activists

#StoptheHate – 2019-2020 PA Anti-Immigrant Bills

Last updated Oct 29 2019    

Every session, Pennsylvania legislators introduce bills targeting immigrant and refugee communities. Below is a summary of anti-immigrant bills introduced in PA as of October 25, 2019. You can find information about bills, committee meeting schedules, and your local legislators at: The attached materials include talking points, social media graphics and other materials you can use when […]

Administrative Actions on Immigration Since 2017

Last updated Oct 15 2019    

Since taking office in 2017, this administration has steadily rolled out a series of regulatory and policy changes that make it more difficult to navigate our already complicated immigration system and completely closes the door to many of those seeking a better life in this country. Below is a summary of administrative policy and regulatory […]

Advocacy & Coalition Building How-To

Last updated May 3 2017    

In partnership with the Linking Communities Project and HIAS, we developed these how-to guides on Advocacy and Coalition Building for use with refugee community leaders across the country. These are general guides that can be used by any group that wants to learn more about how to get started with conducting advocacy efforts, or building […]

Family Preparation

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

Following recent executive orders that call for increased enforcement, community members are advised to prepare their families for the potential, worst case scenario that one or more family members are picked up by ICE. This is a very difficult conversation for our families to have. Download and share the following family preparation flyers for families […]

Know Your Rights

Last updated Sep 8 2019    

Do you know what to do if ICE comes to your door? Download resources to help educate your family and community!

Public Charge: What you need to know and how to take action

Last updated Oct 15 2019    

As of Oct. 14, 2019, this rule has been temporarily halted by the courts. The Department of Homeland Security 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? The new public charge rule expands the existing public charge […]

Shut Down Berks Toolkit

Last updated Oct 9 2019    

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. Many of the families currently at BCRC have been unjustly held for more than a year. You Can Help! Download the materials below, organize a call […]

#StoptheHate Educational Webinars

Last updated Oct 30 2019    

PICC is committed to the education and engagement of allies in our work. Our #StoptheHate Educational Webinars are the main platform for allies across the Commonwealth to become engaged in our advocacy initiatives and learn how they can take action to advance immigrant rights in a way that centers the needs of immigrant communities. During our #StoptheHate […]

Tuition Equity Toolkit

Last updated May 3 2019    

This toolkit includes 3 easy ways for advocates and allies to support the campaign for tuition equity. All materials, including tips, fact sheets and social media graphics are downloadable from this page. Please note we update this toolkit as needed. You will find the latest update at the bottom of each page of our toolkit. […]

Welcoming Schools Toolkit

Last updated Apr 25 2019    

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.