Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

For Community Activists

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 […]

Advocacy Packet (2015)  

Last updated Jan 22 2017    

The 2015 Advocacy Packet was put together for use during PICC’s annual Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Day on April 20th, 2015. We have made the packet available for use by any individual or organization who would like materials for local meetings with their elected representatives.

DACA Resources (2017)

Last updated Sep 13 2017    

With the Sept. 5th, 2017 announcement ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Trump Administration has upended the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people and their families. In this moment it is important that communities are receiving accurate information about what the end of DACA means for them, and what they can […]

Family Preparation

Last updated Feb 5 2018    

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 […]

Immigrant and Refugee Day of Action Toolkit

Last updated May 17 2017    

After the recent attacks on immigrant and refugee communities at both the state and federal level, it is time to come together and lift up an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse vision for Pennsylvania!

Know Your Rights

Last updated Apr 20 2018    

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 Nov 20 2018    

On October 10, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security published the official 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. This proposed regulation would dramatically broaden the “public charge” test that has been a part of […]

Refugees Welcome PA Toolkit (2015)  

Last updated Jan 22 2017    

Many national figures are using the tragic events in Paris and Beirut as a reason to promote anti-refugee hatred and fear and promote legislation to limit the resettlement of Syrian and all refugees into the United States. In November the House passed H.R 4038, the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Actof 2015 which makes […]

Shut Down Berks Toolkit

Last updated Aug 3 2018    

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, organize a call in […]

Stop HB1885 – Advocacy Resources (2016)

Last updated May 17 2017    

The Pennsylvania Senate is expected to vote this week on HB1885, a bill that would punish cities and counties that limit collaboration with ICE, and would increase racial profiling in PA. If passed into law, this bill would make our communities less safe and would open every municipality in PA to costly litigation.

Tuition Equity Toolkit

Last updated Jan 16 2018    

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. […]

Tuition Equity Toolkit (2015)

Last updated May 17 2017    

This toolkit includes 4 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 or in our dropbox folder. If you have any questions, or want to get more involved, please contact PICC’s youth organizer, Maria Sotomayor at: 215-832-3482 or mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org.

Welcoming Schools Toolkit

Last updated May 24 2018    

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.