Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

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#StoptheHate – 2019-2020 PA Anti-Immigrant Bills

Last updated Jun 18 2019    

Every session, Pennsylvania legislators introduce bills targeting immigrant and refugee communities. Below is a summary of anti-immigrant bills introduced in PA as of June 18, 2019. You can find information about bills, committee meeting schedules, and your local legislators at: www.legis.state.pa.us. The attached materials include talking points, social media graphics and other materials you can use when […]

Advocacy & Coalition Building How-To

Last updated May 3 2017    

In partnership with the Linking Communities Project and HIAS, we developed these how-to guides on Advocacy and Coalition Building for use with refugee community leaders across the country. These are general guides that can be used by any group that wants to learn more about how to get started with conducting advocacy efforts, or building […]

Family Preparation

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

Following recent executive orders that call for increased enforcement, community members are advised to prepare their families for the potential, worst case scenario that one or more family members are picked up by ICE. This is a very difficult conversation for our families to have. Download and share the following family preparation flyers for families […]

Know Your Rights

Last updated Jun 18 2019    

Do you know what to do if ICE comes to your door? Download resources to help educate your family and community!

Public Charge: What you need to know and how to take action

Last updated Mar 7 2019    

On October 10, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security published the official 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. This proposed regulation would dramatically broaden the “public charge” test that has been a part of […]

REPORT: A Changing Landscape: Pennsylvania Counties Reevaluate Policies on Immigration Detainers

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

We are excited to announce the release of A Changing Landscape: Pennsylvania Counties Reevaluate Policies on Immigration Detainers, a report by the Sheller Center for Social Justice on immigration detainer policies across Pennsylvania. According to this report, about half of Pennsylvania counties no longer hold individuals in local jails at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after they are otherwise eligible to be released.

REPORT: Fulfilling Pennsylvania’s Promise to Cover All Kids

Last updated Apr 23 2019    

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) recently released Fulfilling Pennsylvania’s Promise to Cover All Kids – Closing the Health Insurance Gap for Children,a report on why CHIP coverage should be expanded to include undocumented children.

Shut Down Berks Toolkit

Last updated Apr 4 2019    

Pennsylvania is currently home to the Berks County Family Detention Center (BCRC), one of three detention centers for immigrant families, where children as young as two-weeks-old have been incarcerated. Many of the families currently at BCRC have been unjustly held for more than a year. You Can Help! Download the materials, organize a call in […]

Tuition Equity Toolkit

Last updated May 3 2019    

This toolkit includes 3 easy ways for advocates and allies to support the campaign for tuition equity. All materials, including tips, fact sheets and social media graphics are downloadable from this page. Please note we update this toolkit as needed. You will find the latest update at the bottom of each page of our toolkit. […]

Welcoming Schools Toolkit

Last updated Apr 25 2019    

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 of immigration status, are welcome, safe, and protected in the school environment.

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