Last updated May 17 2017
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.
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 […]
Last updated Oct 9 2017
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. http://bit.do/DreamersInitiative
Last updated Mar 15 2018
Undocumented students face unique challenges when applying for college. Some colleges and universities view undocumented students as out-of-state or international students, and charge higher tuition rates than for other residents of Pennsylvania. Many scholarships and types of financial aid are not open to undocumented students. For many students, this means putting a hold on or ending to dreams of attending college.
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 […]
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!
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. […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.