Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition


#StoptheHate – 2019-2020 PA Anti-Immigrant Bills

Last updated Mar 9 2021    

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 […]

2020 DACA Resources

Last updated Mar 9 2021    

Who qualifies for DACA Renewal? Individuals who have been granted DACA and whose work permits are expiring this year. USCIS is currently NOT accepting request from first time DACA applicants Stay up to date with your immigration status. This is a good time to check when your DACA expires and reach out to a non-profit […]

Advocacy Day Report (2015)

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

On April 20, 2015 immigrant and refugee community members, advocates and allies convened in Harrisburg to talk to legislators about issues affecting immigrant and refugee communities in Pennsylvania.

Advocacy Packet (2015)  

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

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 Delay Materials (2016)

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

Due to a technical error this spring by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DACA renewal application have been delayed for thousands of young people across the country. In Pennsylvania, that means hundreds of young people are currently facing the loss of jobs, health coverage and financial aid, and are being pushed back into the shadows and the fear of possible deportation and separation from their families.

DACA Resources (2017)

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

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 […]

Dreamers Initiative Application (2017)

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

Through the Dreamers Initiative PA is Ready! will be providing assistance to young Pennsylvanians in renewing their DACA permits before the final deadline of Oct. 5, 2017.

PICC Educational Webinar Series

Last updated Mar 9 2021    

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. Starting in 2020, the newly named PICC Educational Webinar Series will offer monthly webinars on current policies and advocacy campaigns. We will also offer occasional webinars in response to rapid changes in policy.

Immigrant and Refugee Day of Action Toolkit (2017)

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

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!

Philadelphia Ballot Initiative on Language Access (2017)

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

If you live and vote in Philadelphia, this year you can vote on Ballot Question #3, a ballot initiative on language access. If this initiative passes, it will ensure that uniform language access standards are followed by all city agencies, boards, and commissions. Newly covered agencies include the City Council and ‘row offices’ such as the City Commissioners, the District Attorney, the Board of Revision of Taxes, and the Sheriff.

Philadelphia City Council Hearing on Compliance With ICE Holds (2014)

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

On Wednesday, March 12th, City Council held a historic public hearing on Philadelphia’s compliance with ICE holds, which are non-mandatory requests from the federal immigration enforcement office to local Philadelphia law enforcement to hold someone who should otherwise be released. Immigrant leaders, advocates, and allies took the stand before Council’s Public Safety Committee to discuss the devastating impact of ICE holds on immigrant communities in Philadelphia and to call on the Mayor to work with community organizations to draft a new policy that ends all ICE holds.

Refugees Welcome PA Toolkit (2015)  

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

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 […]

Stop HB1885 – Advocacy Resources (2016)

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

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 (2015)

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

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

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