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PA is READY! 12/09/2014

President Obama's program to protect immigrants from deportation
El Programa del Presidente Obama para proteger a inmigrantes de la deportación

President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration 12/01/2014
Materials for 9-29-14 Statewide Detainer Policy Meeting 09/26/2014

 These are the materials from the 9-29-14 meeting on ending the use of ICE holds in PA and passing detainer policies around the state.

Philadelphia ICE Hold Executive Order 09/23/2014
9/5/14 Marketplace Deadline Resources 08/26/2014

Thousands of immigrants in Pennsylvania are at risk of losing their Marketplace health insurance due to “data matching errors” or “inconsistencies” with their applications. If contacted, they are required to submit further documentation regarding their citizenship to the Marketplace by September 5th, 2014 or they will no longer be eligible for health insurance via the marketplace effective September 30th, 2014.   

Testimony from City Council Hearing on Philadelphia Compliance With ICE Holds 03/12/2014

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.

Language Access Feedback From 12/03/2013
Interfaith Letter Calling for Immigration Reform 11/08/2013


PUIR Interfaith Letter on Immigration Reform

We, the undersigned faith-based leaders and organizations in Pennsylvania, call on the U.S. Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation that establishes a safe and humane immigration system consistent with our faith values. 

CIR Comparison: Senate Bill S.744 vs House Bill H.R.15 10/30/2013

 Detailed comparison between Senate Bill S.744, passed by the Senate in June, 2013 and House Bill H.R. 15, introduced on October 2, 2013.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 07/27/2012

Philadelphia’s nonprofit immigration legal service providers, HIAS Pennsylvania, Nationalities Service Center and Esperanza Immigration Legal Services, have joined with PICC, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and community partners, to form the Philadelphia Deferred Action Network (P-DAN).  PICC is hosting a Coordinator to work with P-DAN partners to conduct outreach to eligible community members, provide screenings and referrals to legal assistance, recruit pro bono attorneys and ensure swift processing of applications.