Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Past Events / Events

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.

This FREE information session will discuss proposed changes to the public charge rule that may affect immigrants and their families who receive or plan to receive public benefits.

Presentation from Maripat Pileggi, Public Benefits attorney at Community Legal Services

 211 N. 13th St., 4th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19107

It’s important for everyone to know what rights we have when it comes to dealing with ICE in the streets, at home, and in the workplace. This workshop is geared toward allies who may be in a situation where they want to help their undocumented neighbors, friends and co-workers.

More information on Facebook.

 7221 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia PA 19111

Know Your Rights – READING

Make the Road PA

¡Conozca sus derechos – Pasos que seguir después de una redada de ICE! Es importante que todos sepan qué derechos tenemos cuando se trata de lidiar con agentes de inmigración (ICE) en las calles, en el hogar y en el lugar de trabajo.

Más información en Facebook.

 501 Washington Ave, Reading PA 19601

¡Conozca sus derechos – Pasos que seguir después de una redada de ICE! Es importante que todos sepan qué derechos tenemos cuando se trata de lidiar con agentes de inmigración (ICE) en las calles, en el hogar y en el lugar de trabajo.

Más información en Facebook.

 347 N. 8th St., Allentown PA 18102

No one in cages, ever!

We are partnering with national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that fundamental human rights are not negotiable.

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

For more information on this event, please visit this site

 114 N 8th Philadelphia PA,19107

Lights for Liberty (NW Philadelphia, PA July 12 Vigil)

NW Philadelphia Immigrant Action and Mobilization

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

“The Trump administration’s immigration policies and detention camps meet the United Nations’ definition of genocide and crimes against humanity,” said Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, lawyer, activist and organizer. “Congress is refusing to stop the president and his policies. We cannot allow these atrocities to be perpetrated in our name.”

Join us to express our outrage and redouble our resistance! Visit this Link for more information

 NW Philadelphia at Lovett Park

No one in cages, ever!

We are partnering with national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that fundamental human rights are not negotiable.

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

For more information on this event, please visit this site. 

 

 1040 Berks Rd , Leesport, PA 19533

Join Casa San Jose, All for All, 1Hood, ARYSE, Bend the Arc, and Pittsburgh United on July 12th as we demand that Gov. Wolf shut down the Berks Family Detention Center!

PA is currently home to the Berks County Family Detention Center, 1 of 3 detention centers for immigrant families, where children as young as 2-weeks-old have been incarcerated.

In 2019 the Berks County Detention Center will be entering its 5th year in operation as a immigrant family prison. That is 5 years of human rights abuses, due process violations, disregard of PA and Federal law and the immoral and unjust treatment of immigrant families. Visit this link for more information.

 4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

Lights for Liberty Candlelight Vigil – Doylestown

Immigrant Rights Action/Grupo de Acción

On Friday, July 12th, 2019 advocates, activists and impacted persons from across the Bucks County area will gather in the county seat, Doylestown, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees in human detention camps. This is part of a nationwide demonstration, where participants all across the country are gathering at detention camps, in the streets, town centers and in their own front yards to light candles in vigil for all those held in US detention camps to bring light to the darkness of the Trump administration’s horrific policies. Please visit this site for more information.

 

 State & Main Streets, Doylestown Borough, PA 18901

Join us and other groups from across Delaware County as we light up the evening and show a spotlight on this situation.

Freedom for Immigrants works with people who have been in immigration detention beyond one month. They are spearheading a national day of action on July 12 to call attention to this shameful situation.

There are 8 detention centers in Pennsylvania. One, as we all know, is in Berks County. HOWEVER, George Hill prison has a contract with ICE to detain people right here in Delaware County!

George Hill is run by GEO Corp. According to federal government data, GEO Group receives more taxpayer dollars for immigration detention than any other ICE contractor — $184 million in FY 2017. Here is the link 

 

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.

Wednesday, July 10 , 2019 
7:30- 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

 online (must register)

Immigrant families face separation constantly, this time thanks to Ben Carson and his Department of Housing and Urban Development. A new proposal would evict mixed-status families from subsidized housing, requiring everyone except senior citizens to prove citizenship. This would mean that if a woman living in subsidized housing has her brother who is applying for asylum temporarily staying with her, both would face eviction unless the brother moved out. Over 100,000 families would face eviction if this rule is put in place.

HUD admits its mixed-status rule will NOT reduce wait lists, but WILL reduce the quality & quantity of housing. This is clearly another attack on immigrants and poor people, and we will let the government know why we will not stand for it.

Join us for a comment party to stand against family separation. Dinner will be served and provided.

 East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC), 116 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Lograron las licencias en Manejo en Nueva York – próximamente vamos a ganar en Pennsylvania! Vengan a esta reunión para aprender sobre como tu puedes unirte a la lucha!

They won drivers’ licenses in New York – next we will win them in Pennsylvania! Come to this community meeting next week to learn how you can support the campaign for licenses in PA!

 220 Birch St., Kennett Square, PA

When Trump Cracks Down, Community Fights Back!

New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

We will not let fear divide and separate our families. Our greatest strength is in coming together to ORGANIZE, DEFEND, and BUILD the resilient community and visions that will bring us into a better world. Join us on Monday to stand up against this administration’s policies of fear!

More info and RSVP on Facebook.

 114 N 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2422

Celebrate International Domestic Workers Day in Philly!

Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

Join Philadelphia nannies, house cleaners, and care givers, as well as City Councilmembers, employers, and allies, to celebrate this year’s International Domestic Workers Day and the unprecedented support we’ve built for a Philly Domestic Worker Bill of Rights! We’re excited to share some important progress coming down the pipeline for Philly’s 16,000 domestic workers!

RSVP and get more info on Facebook.

 Philadelphia City Hall

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.

Wednesday, June 12 , 2019 
7:30- 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

 online - must register

Fourth Annual Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening – June 9-10, 2019

Join immigrant and refugee communities, grassroots organizations, advocates, and allies from across the state for workshops, networking sessions, and opportunities to meet with legislators. Learn more about the event and register today!

 

 Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg PA

Free Immigration Legal Clinic (Warminster)

Immigrant Rights Action, Welcoming the Stranger and HIAS PA

This clinic will offer participants the opportunity to be screened for eligibility for various forms of immigration relief, and to consult with an immigration attorney at no charge.  Some participants may additionally be eligible for pro-bono or low-bono representation.  Those who do not qualify for financial support will be provided with referrals to trustworthy private immigration attorneys.

Registration for this free program is required.   Child-care will be provided and rides from the Doylestown area are available upon request.   Please RSVP here.

This event is one of a series presented in Bucks County by Immigrant Rights Action and Welcoming the Stranger in conjunction with legal services provider HIAS-PA.  The full schedule is available here

 First Presbyterian Church of Warminster, 500 Madison Ave Warminster PA 18974

Deportation Defense Workshop (Doylestown)

Immigrant Rights Action & Welcoming the Stranger

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.

This workshop will equip participants with an understanding of the basic rights with respect to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the opportunity to practice exercising them. Additionally, we will walk attendees though the steps that families and employers can take to be prepared in the event that a loved one or employee is detained.

Registration for this free program is required.  Child-care will be provided and rides from the Doylestown area are available upon request.  Please RSVP here.

This event is one of a series presented in Bucks County by Immigrant Rights Action and Welcoming the Stranger.  The full schedule is available here

 Salem United Church of Christ, 186 E Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

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:

Monday, May 20th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. 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  if you have any question

 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!

 Zoom Webinar

Visual Artist, Michelle Angela Ortiz will be screening her short documentary, “Las Madres de Berks”, as part of her “Familias Separadas” public art project which amplifies the stories of families affected by detention and deportation in Pennsylvania.

“Las Madres de Berks” documentary shares the testimonials of four mothers that were detained for 2 years with their children at The Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania. The documentary also features the artworks that Ortiz created based on the Berks mother’s stories that were unveiled in Harrisburg during a statewide action against family detention led by her community partner, the Shut Down Berks Coalition. The screening will be followed by a talkback to learn ways to take action to end family detention.

Please RSVP!

This screening is presented in partnership with the Shut Down Berks Coalition and the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

Thanks to the support of The Fleischner Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, The Free Migration Project, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia PA 19103

Free Citizenship Classes Info Sesssion

HIAS PA and New World Association

Free Citizenship Class being offered in Northeast Philadelphia. The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and the New World Association (NWA) are working together to host a class at NWA at 9857 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Classes will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-9pm.

 9857 Bustlenton Ave, Philadelphia,PA 19115

In an effort to inspire the newly-arrived refugees and immigrants in following in the footsteps of their professionally successful predecessors, the International Service Center (ISC) will be organizing a Career Orientation event on Friday, May 3, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Mr. Tika Ram Dhungana, the CEO/President /Owner of Our Home Care LLC will share the successful experience of his American Journey “From a Refugee in Nepal to Business Owner in America”.

Date: Friday, May 3 , 2019
Location: International Service Center (Market Square Church), 21 South River Street (Fellowship Hall), Harrisburg, PA 17101

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by contacting Phuong  at (717) 236-9401 email: tnp@isc76.org, or Tuan at (717) 236-1523 email: tuan@isc76.org.

 21 South River Street (Fellowship Hall), Harrisburg, PA 17101

Join us in celebrating and acknowledging all of our amazing volunteers and interns!

The success of many of PICC’s programs rely on the time and dedication of students and community members who show up every week to help register New Americans to vote, create educational materials, and call new voters before elections. Stop by for some food and fun! Light refreshments will be served at 5:30, with a short program at 6pm.

 Please RSVP by May 1, 2019  or contact Prudence Powell at 215-832-3481 if you have any questions.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

On April 25th, organizations across the country are calling for the end of immigrant family detention, separation, and deportation. Family detention, family separation at the border, and deportations are all tools of a broken immigration system. For far too long, immigrant families have experienced the heartbreak of family separation through unjust detention and deportation. It is time for every city, county, and state to say no to immigrant detention and no Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) presence in their communities. It is time for Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

See the Day of Action Toolkit for ideas, sample social media posts, and graphics!

Deportation Defense Workshop (Morrisville)

Immigrant Rights Action & Welcoming the Stranger

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.

This workshop will equip participants with an understanding of the basic rights with respect to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the opportunity to practice exercising them. Additionally, we will walk attendees though the steps that families and employers can take to be prepared in the event that a loved one or employee is detained.

Registration for this free program is required.  Child-care will be provided and rides from the Doylestown area are available upon request.  Please RSVP here.

This event is one of a series presented in Bucks County by Immigrant Rights Action and Welcoming the Stranger.  The full schedule is available here

 Morrisville United Methodist Church, 501 W Maple Ave (Taft and Maple Aves), Morrisville, PA 19067

Call Governor Wolf and demand he take action to protect immigrant families.

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 BREAKING STATE LAW.

For more details, talking points, and background, see the Facebook event and the Shut Down Berks page.

After spending a year learning from our community members, PICC is excited to present the 2019 Welcoming Schools ReportThe report provides a snapshot of the experiences of immigrant and refugee students and parents across PA that can help guide educators and school administrators in creating and evaluating policies and practices at their schools. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM.

This webinar will provide important recommendations for schools and school districts, student and parent personal needs and important resources to be used across the state. Register today!

Please visit our Welcoming Schools Campaign resources to download our toolkit where you will find important information on the rights of immigrant and refugee students and families in the school system, Welcoming Schools resolutions and how to create change locally.

 online - must register

2019 GRIP Immigration Summit

Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP)

GRIP’s Annual Immigration Summit is an opportunity to learn more about the issues facing
many families in our local community. This year’s program will include:

  • Screening of a new documentary by artist Michelle Angela Ortiz as part of her Familias Separadas project, developed from interviews with families detained at the Berks Family Residential Center.
  • Discussion Groups focused around:
    • Workforce Development – untapped resources; changing demographics; fair labor laws
    • Healthcare Challenges – what care is available; where are the gaps; public charge concerns
    • Waking Dreams – video resource and tool for classroom or discussion groups

Register today!

 Francis Hall, Alvernia University, Reading PA

Building AAPI Power GOTV Training

AAU, PICC, VietLead

Do you want to build Asian American Pacific Islander community power?

Join VietLead, Asian Americans United, Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC), and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) for our Spring AAPI Civic Engagement Training! Our action-packed Saturday will feature conversations about the broader goals of AAPI voter engagement, organizing skills like canvassing and phone banking, a primer on the 2019 Philadelphia municipal elections, and an introduction to the 2020 census. Our training will feature a focus on native language outreach as well as English with breakout sessions on how to engage voters in MANDARIN CHINESE, VIETNAMESE, and KOREAN! Food and drinks will be provided!

Please register! https://tinyurl.com/AAPIPower Include any dietary restrictions/limitations you may have in the registration form.

Please contact Wei Chen at <wei.chen@aaunited.org> or Dong Yoon Kim <dongyoonkim@paimmigrant.org> with any questions or concerns!

 FACTS Charter School, Philadelphia PA

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!

This month’s topic: Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), including information on recent extension for Liberians.

 Zoom Webinar

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.

RSVP on Facebook!

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.

 MCcaskey east, 1051 Lehigh Ave, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

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.

Wednesday, April 10 , 2019 
7:30- 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.

 online - must register

With the increase in the number of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian detention and deportation in recent years, VietLead will be training volunteers to accompany impacted families to ICE check-ins. As a community, we have learned that when community members show up to support impacted folx during their check-in, ICE is less likely to detain them. As such, through this training, we hope that you will be ready to accompany our community when needed! Stay up to date on Facebook.

SIGN UP HERE: http://tinyurl.com/y43fepxk

Please contact Chị Thư at info@vietlead.org | 267-713-9089 if you have any questions.

 320 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

FREE Utility Clinic

Community Legal Services

CLS’ Energy Unit is hosting a FREE Utility Clinic on Saturday, March 23rd from 2-5 pm at Face to Face in Germantown (123 E. Price Street). All of the utilities, as well as LIHEAP and UESF will be in attendance, and we will have advocates to help clients work with and negotiate with the utilities.

Information and registration is on our website: https://clsphila.org/news/register-upcoming-cls-utility-clinic-march-23 or interested clients can call Rebecca McCord at (267) 443-2676.

 123 E. Price Street, Philadelphia ,PA 19144

Free Immigration Legal Clinic (Bensalem)

Immigrant Rights Action, Welcoming the Stranger and HIAS PA

This clinic will offer participants the opportunity to be screened for eligibility for various forms of immigration relief, and to consult with an immigration attorney at no charge.  Some participants may additionally be eligible for pro-bono or low-bono representation.  Those who do not qualify for financial support will be provided with referrals to trustworthy private immigration attorneys.

Registration for this free program is required.   Child-care will be provided and rides from the Doylestown area are available upon request.   Please RSVP here.

This event is one of a series presented in Bucks County by Immigrant Rights Action and Welcoming the Stranger in conjunction with legal services provider HIAS-PA.  The full schedule is available here

 Creekside Apartments Community Room, 2500 Knights Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Access to College Workshop

Aquinas Center, PICC

Curious about college? Confused about options for financial aid? Are you excited, but your family is nervous? Learn about: Financial Aid, Admissions Policies at Pennsylvania Schools, Resources for Parents and Students, DACA, and more!

Questions? Contact Chris at 267-702-3454 or education@aquinascenterphilly.org

 

 1700 Fernon St., Philadelphia 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.

Wednesday, March 13 , 2019 
7:30- 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.

 online - must register

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!

 Zoom Webinar

Deportation Defense Workshop (Langhorne)

Immigration Rights Action & Welcoming the Stranger

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.

This workshop will equip participants with an understanding of the basic rights with respect to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the opportunity to practice exercising them. Additionally, we will walk attendees through the steps that families and employers can take to be prepared in the event that a loved one or employee is detained.

Registration for this free program is required.  Child-care will be provided and rides from the Doylestown area are available upon request.  Please RSVP here.

This event is one of a series presented in Bucks County by Immigrant Rights Action and Welcoming the Stranger.  The full schedule is available here

 First Baptist Learning Center, 218 E Richardson Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047

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.

 The Peace Center, 102 W Maple Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047

Module 6 will be conducted on the same day. Language interpretation available upon request. El módulo 6 se ofrecerá en Ingles. ¡La interpretación está disponible a pedido!

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.

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.

 The Peace Center, 102 W Maple Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047

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!

 Zoom Webinar

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.

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 
7:30- 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.

 online - must register

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 talleresRegistrate aqui!

 The Peace Center, 102 W Maple Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047

PennDOT Language Access Community Infosession

PICC, Community Justice Project (CJP)

Learn about the current policies around language access and language assistance at PennDOT in Western Pennsylvania. This is an open community infosession. Information will be presented by the Community Justice Project (CJP).

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, 6PM – 8PM

The Global Switchboard

305 34th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201

 305 34th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Navigator Training Modules 2&3: Know your Rights & Deportation Defense (Pittsburgh)

PICC, Casa San Jose and Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

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 talleresRegistrate aqui!

 The Global Switchboard, 305 34th St, Pittsburgh, PA

Module 6 will be conducted on the same day. Language interpretation available upon request. El módulo 6 se ofrecerá en Ingles. ¡La interpretación está disponible a pedido!

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.

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.

 Department of Human Services, 1 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA

Free Immigration Legal Clinic (Levittown)

Immigrant Rights Action, Welcoming the Stranger, and HIAS PA

This clinic will offer participants the opportunity to be screened for eligibility for various forms of immigration relief, and to consult with an immigration attorney at no charge.  Some participants may additionally be eligible for pro-bono or low-bono representation.  Those who do not qualify for financial support will be provided with referrals to trustworthy private immigration attorneys.

Registration for this free program is required.   Child-care will be provided and rides from the Doylestown area are available upon request.   Please RSVP here.

This event is one of a series presented in Bucks County by Immigrant Rights Action and Welcoming the Stranger in conjunction with legal services provider HIAS-PA.  The full schedule is available here

 United Christian Church, 8525 New Falls Rd, Levittown, PA 19054

Since 1998, more than 16,000 of Southeast Asian American community members from Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, have been issued orders of deportation, but more than 14,000 are living in the country in a state of limbo, uncertain of when ICE will once again try to detain them. This aggression on our community follows the Trump Administration sanctions on Cambodia and Laos, the biggest Cambodian and Vietnamese detention round up in 2017, and the biggest deportation of Cambodian immigrants in 2018.

In response, VietLead is joining organizations across the country in a National Week of Action Against SEA Deportation to build power in our communities and denounce the unjust mandatory detention and deportations terrorizing families

More information and RSVP on Facebook. Please bring your friends, family, and signs to share! Contact info@vietlead.org for questions!

 320 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

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.

 The Global Switchboard, 305 34th St, Pittsburgh, PA
Por razones de tecnología y falta de participantes, hemos decidido mover el entrenamiento por internet de Navegantes Comunitarios programado para el día 24 de enero de 6pm- 8 pm  a un entrenamiento en persona en Casa San Jose (2116 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216) en Pittsburgh.  
Las personas interesadas en realizar el entrenamiento por internet lo pueden hacer el día martes, 12 de febrero  de 6pm -8 pm.

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.

 Casa San Jose, 2116 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

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

Join the first #ShutDownBerks call in day of 2019! Now that Governor Tom Wolf has started his second term, it is time for him to take action to end family detention in PA.

See the Facebook event for more information and resources.

 Call-in: (717-787-2500)
Monthly Youth calls are every 2nd Wednesday of the month. ** Please note, our January call will be held on the 3rd Wednesday.**

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.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:30- 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.

 online- must register

Know Your Rights Presentation

Aquinas Center and Catholic Social Services

Aquinas Center Immigration Legal Services  will be hosting a KYR event on December 15th. We will be working with CSS Immigration Legal Services and the Mexican Consulate as a part of our Immigration Outreach Series. CSS Immigration Legal Services will also be conducting free legal screenings to Mexican citizens after the evening’s program.

 St.Thomas Aquinas , Lower Hall 1719 Morris Street Philadelphia, PA 19145
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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7:30- 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.

 Online

Free Immigration Legal Screenings and Tax Reform Workshops (Philadelphia)

Esperanza Immigration Legal Services, Ceiba and PICC

Learn about the ITIN number, how the tax reform will affect ITIN holders, and learn your rights if confronted by ICE. After the workshops, get screened for possible immigration relief by immigration attorneys, accredited representatives, and trained volunteers.

RSVP by calling 214-634-7245

ITIN KYR Workshop Flyer 12.11.2018 English

ITIN KYR Workshop Flyer 12.11.2018 Spanish

 Esperanza College, 4261 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140

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

Free Naturalization Information Session (Harrisburg)

International Service Center & Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center

Come learn about the requirements to apply for U.S. Citizenship. For more information please contact Mr. Tuan Bui at 717-236,9401 or tuan@isc76.org.

Information Session – Naturalization Agenda

Naturalization Flyer 12-07-18

 International Service Center, 21 S. River St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Join allies across Allegheny County in the national drive to submit 100,000 comments before the Dec. 10 deadline to oppose the Trump public charge rule. Every comment is essential.

The public comment period on Trump’s public charge rule closes December 10. We have until then to prevent the Trump Administration from forcing immigrant families into poverty.  Join us at a special event on Monday, Dec. 3 to learn more about the issue and submit your comments – every comment is essential. You can also meet some of the local organizations that are working to help your immigrant neighbors. Share on Facebook!

Please register to attend.

Sponsored by: Just Harvest , All for All, Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh, Casa San Jose, Consumer Health Coalition, Emgage, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Latino Community Center, PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, Put People First, Thomas Merton Center

 The Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Join CWS-Lancaster to learn more about the proposed change to the public charge rule and how you can take action to stop this harmful policy.

More info and RSVP on Facebook.

 Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren, 777 S Mount Joy St, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022

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

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

Learn about the ITIN number, how the tax reform will affect ITIN holders, and learn your rights if confronted by ICE. After the workshop, get screened for possible immigration relief by immigration attorneys.

Please RSVP by calling 215-634-7245

 Ceiba, 174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh cordially invites all of their neighbors from throughout the greater community to join together in solidarity against hate as we honor the victims of the Tree of Life tragedy. We will gather united in our support of the Jewish community with the knowledge that together, we are stronger than hate.

More info and RSVP on Facebook.

 Wallace/Prospect Park, Maple Drive, Pittsburgh 15227

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

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

[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

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.

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.

Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that hosts a prison for immigrant children, known as the Berks County Detention Center, the others being Texas. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect and in its first year of operation a mother was raped in front of other families.

October’s vigil will be led by Bishop Peggy Johnson & Eastern PA Conference United Methodist Rapid Response Team. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center.

More info and RSVP on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA, 19533

Public Charge Info Session/Sesión sobre la carga publica (Philadelphia)

Ceiba, Esperanza, Community Legal Services and PICC

This information session will discuss the proposed change to the public charge rule that may affect immigrants and their families who receive or plan to receive public benefits. Co-presented by Maripat Pileggi, Public Benefits Unit Staff Attorney at Community Legal Services.

Esta sesión informativa tratara el cambio propuesto a la regla de la carga publica. Esta medida podria afectar a todos los inmigrantes y sus familiares que reciben o planean recibir bienestar o beneficio publico. Co-presentado por Maripat Pileggi, abogada del Public Benefits Unit en Community Legal Services.

Public Charge Flyer English

Public Charge Flyer Spanish

 

 4261 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19140

Learn how legal and community pressure strategies can elevate a removal case into a deportation defense campaign, including best practices and ethical considerations for collaborating with community partners.  All lawyers and community members are invited to participate. For more information, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org.

Presented by David Bennion, Executive Director of the Free Migration Project.

CLE 3.0 hours (including 1.0 ethics)

There is a $30.00 registration fee. Register here!

 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Immigration today & tomorrow: Education and Immigrant Youth (Allentown)

Grupo de Apoyo e integracion Hispanoamericano

Two days of information on the changing situation of immigration with a special focus on immigrant students with Dr. Erika M. Sutherland.

 Lehigh Carbon Community College, Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St, Allentown, PA

Sabías que si recibiste beneficios públicos podrías ser considerado/a como una carga pública y no poder acceder a muchos beneficios adicionales? Ven a averiguar mas y ayudarnos a luchar por nuestra comunidad.

Do you know that the government is planning to consider us a public charge if we currently receive public benefits? Please help us fight these unfair new rules.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2170570029863888/

 CASA, 225 Princess St, York, PA

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!

Presenter: Anne Martin Montgomery, Adoptee Rights Campaign

Presentation: As many as 64,000 children adopted by US citizens between 1948 and 2016 may not have US citizenship. For decades, the US government allowed American parents to bring children into the country on a variety of visas, some of which do not guarantee access to citizenship. The Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC) is a national organization led by adoptees without citizenship. ARC works to promote a legislative solution and provide assistance to the impacted population. We will discuss who is covered and who is excluded under the current law and how you can help.

 ZooWebinar

Citizenship Day 2018 – Pittsburgh

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh, Welcoming Pittsburgh

Join Welcoming Pittsburgh for an evening of activities for Pittsburgh residents who are interested in becoming U. S. citizens. The night will include a civic game show hosted by Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh, legal providers to answer naturalization questions and provide free citizenship eligibility screening and application preparation assistance for qualifying low-income household applicants, and vendors across the city that offer free services to the public!

Register for Legal Services Here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZOrsaRvkH6ctBtZx2

 JCC Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

On September 22, the Trump administration released the text of the proposed public charge rule change and announced it would soon be published for comment. If the rule is ­finalized in its proposed form, this would mark a significant and harmful departure from current policy.

PICC and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia are partnering to host a webinar to explain what is included in this proposal and what impacts the rule would like have on immigrant communities in PA if enacted. On the webinar, Maripat Pileggi from CLS will provide a deeper overview of content in the proposed rule, discuss updated messaging on this issue, and explain what you can do to take action now. Provided the rule is in fact published this week, we will also review the comment process.

Register online

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

September Vigil to #ShutDownBerks

Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness/Shut Down Berks Coalition

Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that hosts a prison for immigrant children, known as the Berks County Detention Center, the others being Texas. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect and in its first year of operation a mother was raped in front of other families.

September’s monthly vigil will be led by “Artists Against Family Detention.” Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center.

Parking is available at the buildings across the road and down the hill from the center. More info on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA, 19533

“Shitholes” Art Exhibit (Philadelphia)

Le Chapeau Project & PICC

The exhibit, titled “Shitholes,” aims to promote emerging and unknown contemporary artists not often showcased in typical galleries while challenging the current negative narratives that surround many nations across the globe.

Live musical and artistic performances are from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit will give the audience the chance to get a better glimpse of what these artists and their countries of origin are really all about, and the hope is that a diverse mix of people will attend.

Entry is free and open to the public; however, Le Chapeau Project will be accepting donations in hopes to help provide support to the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC).

 The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Esta sessión informativa tratara el cambio propuesto a la regla de la carga publica. Esta medida podria afetar a todos los inmigrantes y sus familias que reciben o plenean recibir bienestar o beneficio público.

This information session will discuss the proposed changes to the public charge rule, that may affect immigrants and their families who receive or plan to receive public benefits.

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 4261 N. 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has drafted changes to the “public charge” rules that will be harmful to many immigrant families and communities. This could have an impact on citizenship approval in the future. Come join us for a community orientation event to learn more about these changes and what actions we can take in opposition of the proposed rules. This event is a collaboration between Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Community Legal Services and PICC.

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional a creado propuestas para hacer cambios a las reglas de que son cargos públicos. Esto puede impactar a familias inmigrantes y nuestras comunidades, especialmente en el futuro si usted quiere hacerse ciudadano Americano. Acompáñenos a esta sesión de información sobre la propuesta y los cambios que propone y como usted puede luchar contra ellos. Este evento es una colaboración entre Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Community Legal Services y PICC.

 Saint Laurence Church (basement), 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082

CASA will be hosting a citizenship clinic Thursday, September 20th, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will take place at the CASA York Welcome Center 225 E Princess St, York, PA 17403. For a full list of the documents that should be brought to the clinic and information about fees, please call: 717.219.7974. RSVP on Facebook.

CASA tendra una clínica de ciudadanía el jueves 20 de septiembre de 2018, de 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. El evento tendrá lugar en el Centro de Bienvenida de CASA en York 225 E Princess St, York, PA 17403. Para obtener una lista completa de los documentos que se deben traer a la clínica e información sobre tarifas, llame al: 717.219.7974

 York Welcome Center, 225 E Princess St, York, PA 17403-2336

Free Legal Screening, Immigrant Rights & Tax Workshops (Philadelphia)

Ceiba & Esperanza Immigration Legal Services

Learn about the ITIN number, how the tax reform will affect ITIN holders, and learn your rights if confronted by ICE. After workshops, get screened for possible immigration relief by immigration attorneys, accredited representatives, and trained volunteers.

Aprender sobre el ITIN, como los cambios en las leyes tributarias van a afectar a las personas que tienen ITIN y sus derechos si se enfrenta con ICE. Despues de los talleres, ser evaluado por posible soliciones migratorias por abogados de inmigracion, representantes acreditados y voluntarios capacitados.

Please RSVP by calling (215) 634-7245

Por favor, haga su reservacion llamando al (215) 634-7245

 Ceiba, 174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

The capacity to educate, organize and engage voters in our work for immigrant justice is indispensable to our ability to win concrete policy changes at all levels of government. PICC member organizations recognize the value of civic engagement and desire to build their capacity to engage citizens in a way that continues to center the leadership of immigrants and refugees. In response, PICC is partnering with FIRM to host a daylong training for our partners to learn how immigrant rights organizations can utilize traditional voter engagement tools to advance issue-based campaigns. Participants will be trained on:

  • The basics of a civic engagement field plan and will be coached on how to create one
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Effective strategies for initial and sustained contact with voters through canvassing, phone banking, and other means.

Registration is required. Register here!

 St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1439 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103