Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

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PICC organizes and co-sponsors many events including lobby days, public actions, educational trainings, citizenship days and member meetings. Below are upcoming and recent PICC and PICC member organization events.

On October 10, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security published the offical notice of its proposed change to the public charge rule. Publication of the rule has opened up a 60 day comment period, ending on December 10, 2018.

It is important that all individuals and agencies opposed to this rule submit comments to ensure this harmful rule change does not go into effect. This webinar will cover how to gather stories and use the Protecting Immigrant Families tool to submit comments. On this webinar, Maripat Pileggi from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia will provide a brief overview of content in the proposed rule and provide guidance on how individuals and agencies can submit comments.

Register Today!  Login information for the webinar will be emailed to you upon completion of the registration form.

Call Governor Wolf and demand he take action to protect immigrant families. Stop being complicit with Trump/ICE.

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)
PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services have the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center, an action that would ensure the facility can no longer be used as a prison. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail but their legal responsibility. FAMILY DETENTION IS ILLEGAL.

More info on Facebook.

[En Español abajo]

 As part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen the capacity of immigrant leaders to advocate for the needs of their communities, the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC) will be holding a U.S. Civics and Advocacy Training in Pittsburg on Saturday, October 27thfrom 9:30-1:00 PM. Participants will learn about:

  • The structure of the different levels of government in the United States
  • The process for passing policies, local ordinances and legislation in Pennsylvania
  • Conducting an effective advocacy meeting with their elected representatives

Lunch will be provided. Language interpretation and childcare available upon request. Registration is required. Register now! 

Contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org if you have any questions.

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Como parte de nuestros esfuerzos para fortalecer la capacidad de los líderes inmigrantes, la Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) llevará a cabo un taller sobre cívica y abogacía efectiva en Pittsburg el sábado 27 de octubre de 9: 30-1: 00 PM. Los participantes aprenderán sobre:

  • La estructura de los diferentes niveles del gobierno en los Estados Unidos
  • El proceso para aprobar políticas, ordenanzas locales y legislación en Pensilvania
  • Llevar a cabo una efectiva reunión con sus representantes electos

El almuerzo será proporcionado. Interpretación de idiomas y cuidado de niños disponibles bajo petición. Registro es obligatorio ¡Regístrate ahora! Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Carlos Adolfo González, coordinador de  capacidades, .al carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org.

 2116 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

GOTV Phone Bank (Norristown)

ACLAMO Family Centers & PICC

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at ACLAMO Family Centers in Norristown.

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up here. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org or Carlos A. Gonzalez at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org if you have any questions.

 ACLAMO Family Centers, 512 W. Marshall St, Norristown, PA 19401

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 30th

Thursday, November 1st

Friday, November 2nd 

Monday, November 5th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up here. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org or Carlos A. Gonzalez at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org if you have any questions.

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 30th

Thursday, November 1st

Friday, November 2nd 

Monday, November 5th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up here. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org or Carlos A. Gonzalez at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org if you have any questions.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign. Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Topic: Temporary Protected Status (TPS) overview and update

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 30th

Thursday, November 1st

Friday, November 2nd 

Monday, November 5th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up here. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org or Carlos A. Gonzalez at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org if you have any questions.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 30th

Thursday, November 1st

Friday, November 2nd 

Monday, November 5th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up here. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org or Carlos A. Gonzalez at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org if you have any questions.

 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Through this workshop, you will be equipped with an understanding of your basic rights, or the rights of someone you may know who encounters Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Additionally, we will walk you through the necessary steps for your family to be prepared in the event that you or a loved one is detained.

CWS Lancaster is a bipartisan not for profit agency working to equip individuals- regardless of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, status, or membership in a particular social group with the tools necessary for stability and self sufficiency in our community.

Registration for this free program is required.

For more information, visit the event Facebook page here.

 Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602

This webinar will be conducted in English

Module 1: Overview of Immigration Law

The first module provides an overview of U.S. immigration law to help Navigators understand the functioning and shortcomings of the U.S. immigration system. This training is part of a series of sixRegister here

What is a Community Navigator? Community Navigators are community members who receive specialized training to provide quality immigration services for their communities in an empowering and effective way. The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) will be hosting a series of trainings in Lancaster from November 7th to November 17th, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

 Webinar

Este seminrio web se tomara acabo en Español

Navegantes Modul0 1: Introduccion a La ley de Inmigración

El primer módulo proporciona una descripción general de la ley de inmigración de EE. UU. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegistrese aqui.

¿Quieres son los Navegantes Comunitarios?Los Navegantes Comunitarios son miembros de la comunidad que reciben capacitación especializada para proporcionar servicios de inmigración de calidad a miembros de sus comunidades. La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) organizará una serie de talleres en Lancaster del 7 de noviembre al 17 de noviembrede 2018 para capacitar a líderes comunitarios con las habilidades y el conocimiento necesario para ayudar a sus vecinos a acceder a recursos legales y comprender sus derechos. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

 Seminario Web

Modules 2 & 3 will be offered on the same day. Interpretation is available upon request! Los módulos 2 y 3 se ofrecerán el mismo día. ¡La interpretación está disponible a pedido!

Navigator Training Module 2: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos

Navigators will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. This training is part of a series of six. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes cuando interactúen con la policía y los oficiales de inmigración. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegister here.

Navigator Training Module 3: Deportation Defense/Defensa contra la deportación

This module focuses on understanding what immigrant communities can do to protect themselves and their families from deportation. This training is part of a series of six. Navigators learn how to complete deportation defense plans and packets. Los navegadores aprenden cómo completar planes y paquetes de defensa contra la deportación. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegister here.

 308 E. King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

This training will be conducted in English.

Navigator Training Module 6: Presentation and Training Skills

Module 6 focuses on learning the basic presentation and training skills that Navigators will need to effectively present information to others in their communities. This training is part of a series of six. Register here.

 Church World Service-Lancaster, 308 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602
This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in learning how to engage with immigrant rights work in PA. 

Monthly Youth calls are every 2nd Wednesday of the month. This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in learning how to engage with immigrant rights work. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.

November Call

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 

7:30 pm- 8:30 pm 

REGISTER FOR THE CALL HERE. You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call.

Feel free to e-mail Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482.

 Register for Web call

Este taller sera tomado acabo en Español. 

Navegantes Modulo 6: Habilidades para hacer presentaciones 

El Módulo 6 se enfoca en aprender las habilidades de capacitación que los Navegadores necesitarán para presentar información de manera efectiva a otras personas. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegistrarse aqui.

 Church World Service-Lancaster, 308 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Modules 4 & 5 will be conducted on the same day. Language interpretation available upon request. Los módulos 4 y 5 se ofrecerán el mismo día. ¡La interpretación está disponible a pedido!

Navigator Training Module 4: Eligibility Screening/Preselección de elegibilidad

Navigators learn how to use and complete the eligibility-screening tool under the supervision of an attorney. This training is part of a series of six. Los navegadores aprenden a usar y completar la herramienta de preselección de elegibilidad para beneficios migratorios bajo supervisión. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegister here.

 Navigator Training Module 5: Citizenship/Ciudadanía

Navigators will learn about the requirements for U.S. citizenship and how to complete a citizenship application under supervision. This training is part of a series of six. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los requisitos para la ciudadanía y cómo completar una solicitud bajo supervisión. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleres. Register here.

 Church World Service-Lancaster, 308 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign. Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Topic: 2018 Election Debrief