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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.

A Guide to Successful (Local) Pro-Immigrant Action 07/19/2012

 Refer to our "Guide to Successful (Local) Pro-Immigrant Action" to learn about positive immigration activism and advocacy throughout the United States and to develop successful strategies for initiating pro-immigrant action in your own community today!

Materials from PICC Conference Language Access in Healthcare: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead - May 9 05/25/2011


On Monday, May 9th, 2011, the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) held a city wide conference on the topic of language access in healthcare. The conference's goal was to better understand where we are and where we need to go to provide equal access to quality healthcare to Philadelphia's limited English speaking community.

Materials from PICC Forum on Anti Immigrant Legislation 07/27/2010

On July 15, 2010, PICC convened a public forum to inform and organize immigant rights advocates, activists, service providers and concerned community members to take action on anti immigrant legislation gaining momentum in Harrisberg.  We have made available all of the materials from the Forum for download.  Please use them to educate your legislators and others on the issues!

CIR ASAP Summary 01/05/2010

A section by section summary of House Bill 4321, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act (CIR ASAP), courtesy of our national partners.  Rep. Gutierrez (D-IL) introduced the bill in the House on December 15, 2009.

Philadelphia Executive Order on Immigration Status and Services 12/09/2009

On November 10, 2009 Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter signed an executive order about immigration status, as part of the Philly Counts press conference to promote participation in the 2010 Census.