Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

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#StoptheHate – 2019-2020 PA Anti-Immigrant Bills

Last updated Jul 1 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 June 18, 2019. You can find information about bills, committee meeting schedules, and your local legislators at: www.legis.state.pa.us. The attached materials include talking points, social media graphics and other materials you can use when […]

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 […]

Know Your Rights

Last updated Jul 17 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 Mar 7 2019    

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 […]

REPORT: A Changing Landscape: Pennsylvania Counties Reevaluate Policies on Immigration Detainers

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

We are excited to announce the release of A Changing Landscape: Pennsylvania Counties Reevaluate Policies on Immigration Detainers, a report by the Sheller Center for Social Justice on immigration detainer policies across Pennsylvania. According to this report, about half of Pennsylvania counties no longer hold individuals in local jails at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after they are otherwise eligible to be released.

REPORT: Fulfilling Pennsylvania’s Promise to Cover All Kids

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) recently released Fulfilling Pennsylvania’s Promise to Cover All Kids – Closing the Health Insurance Gap for Children,a report on why CHIP coverage should be expanded to include undocumented children.

Shut Down Berks Toolkit

Last updated Jul 12 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 Jun 19 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. […]

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Know Your Rights – READING

Make the Road PA

“Las Madres de Berks” Screening – NORRISTOWN

Michelle Angela Ortiz/Artist, Shut Down Berks Coalition

“Las Madres de Berks” Screening – LANCASTER

Michelle Angela Ortiz/Artist, Shut Down Berks Coalition

“Las Madres de Berks” Screening – HARRISBURG

Michelle Angela Ortiz/Artist, Shut Down Berks Coalition

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