immigration-issues

Her daughters are U.S. citizens. Title 42 won’t let this Guatemalan mother enter the country

BY: - May 23, 2022

By Uriel J. Garcia Every morning for the past year, Emilsa and her two American-born daughters wake up on a mattress in a storage room inside a migrant shelter in Ciudad Juárez. For breakfast, they usually eat eggs and potatoes or whatever food people donate to the shelter. After eating, the 39-year-old from Guatemala will […]

Pressure ramps up to halt Trump-era policy that expels migrants at the border

BY: - March 14, 2022

'Expelling children is not who we are as a nation,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairperson Bob Menendez,  D-N.J., said.

Immigrants find long and complicated road to citizenship | Analysis

BY: - March 13, 2022

Biden administration proposes increases visas to combat U.S. labor shortages.

COMMENTARY

Undocumented students deserve to go to college. We need to provide the path | Opinion

BY: - March 10, 2022

Nineteen states allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates. Pa. should join them and make an education dream come true.

White House allows Ukrainian nationals to stay in Pa., other states without fear of deportation

BY: - March 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is granting Temporary Protected Status that will shield Ukrainian nationals living in the United States from deportation, following pressure from members of Congress. “Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence, and Ukrainians forced to seek refuge in other countries,” […]

Pgh. advocates call on Scaife-linked foundation to stop funding anti-immigrant groups

BY: - March 1, 2022

More than 70 organizations want the foundation to solely underwrite civic and conservation projects.

COMMENTARY

As Pa. grows more diverse, lawmakers propose office to welcome newcomers | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 10, 2022

The Office of New Pennsylvanians would responsible for attracting, retaining, and embracing immigrants, its backers said Wednesday.

COMMENTARY

Amazon tops a list of companies to ditch in support of immigrants’ human rights | Opinion

BY: - January 26, 2022

Sure, it’s convenient. But is it worth the cost to our humanity?

COMMENTARY

Remain in Mexico protocols force thousands of asylum-seekers to endure violence | Opinion

BY: - January 12, 2022

The Biden administration has failed to show much improvement over Trump on human rights issues at the border.

Investigation urged of doctor who operated on immigrant women in detention

BY: - December 7, 2021

Democrats on the House Homeland Security and Oversight & Reform committees demanded that Dr. Mahendra Amin be prevented from giving medical treatment to migrants in ICE detention centers.

American borders reopen to tourists, but remain closed for those seeking asylum

BY: - November 11, 2021

'All of the migrants that we embrace need open hands, they need for us to fight so their rights are valid,' an advocate said. 'They need a roof over their heads, they need food, the right to healthcare and work.'

‘This is how we remain competitive’: Advocates call on lawmakers to pass bill allowing in-state tuition, aid for undocumented residents

BY: - October 25, 2021

Twenty-two other states, including neighboring Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, have approved similar legislation.