Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

DACA Resources – 2020

Last updated Jan 27 2021    PICC Blog

(Updated 7/31/2020) This page includes updates and resources on DACA. Please note, things are changing quickly. We will update this page as frequently as possible. Disclaimer: The following information shouldn’t be taken as legal advice. Please consult with a trusted immigration attorney if you have any questions about your individual case.  What is the status […]

Submit a Comment to Oppose the Public Charge Proposal

Last updated Aug 20 2019    Action Archive

Action Deadline: July 9, 2018 On May 10, HUD issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would prohibit mixed status families from living in public housing and Section 8 programs. Currently, mixed status families receive prorated housing subsidies so that ineligible family members do not receive any housing assistance. The proposal would also require […]

Public Charge Rule: Take Action & Submit Comments!

Last updated Oct 24 2018    PICC Blog

On October 10, the Trump administration formally announced a proposed regulation that would dramatically broaden the “public charge” test that has been a part of federal immigration law for decades. The new rule could force immigrant families to choose between permanent legal status and their ability to access basic needs like healthy food, safe housing, and health […]

Welcoming Schools Webinar

Last updated Oct 26 2018    PICC Blog

Learn how you can use the Welcoming Schools toolkit to pass resolutions and policies in your school district that will help protect immigrant and refugee families. 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 […]

Immigrant Families Condemn Supreme Court Decision Against DAPA

Last updated Jan 1 2017    Press Center

Pennsylvania – Today the Supreme Court issued a tie decision on United States vs. Texas, ruling against millions of immigrant families. This decision puts President Obama’s executive action, announced in November 2014, back in the hands of Judge Hanen in Texas, who has taken a strong anti-immigrant stance. We are disappointed that the Supreme Court fell victim to the political machinations of anti-immigrant forces.

PA is READY! Supports #FamiliesFightBack

Last updated Jan 8 2017    Press Center

Hundreds of Immigrant Families, Allies, and Advocates will be Rallying and Demonstrating in New Orleans during July 10th Fifth Circuit Court Oral Arguments to Demand that the Courts #RestoreRelief

PA is READY! joins immigrant families and advocates from around the country in calling on courts to lift the injunction keeping President Obama’s deportation relief programs on hold.

June 28 Day of Action: National Day to Stop Separating Families

Last updated Dec 27 2016    Press Center

York, PA–This Saturday, June 28th, will be the National Day to Stop Separating Families, a day when immigrant families and advocates team up with organizations across the movement and the country to take a stand against rampant family separation caused by deportations in immigrant communities. 

STATEMENT: With Deadline Less Than One Month Away, Immigrant Communities Under Assault Call on Obama & House Republicans to Act

Last updated Dec 27 2016    Press Center

Philadelphia – In March 2014, President Obama made a long overdue promise to review current immigration enforcement policies, recognizing “the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system”. However, last week the President announced that his administration would delay making any changes.

City of Philadelphia Signs Historic Executive Order Ending all ICE Holds

Last updated Dec 27 2016    Press Center

Philadelphia – On Wednesday, April 16th, Mayor Nutter will sign an Executive Order essentially ending all ICE holds in the City of Philadelphia. ICE holds are non-mandatory requests from the federal deportation office to local Philadelphia law enforcement to hold someone who should otherwise be released. The signing ceremony will take place at 11am on the second floor of City Hall.