El centro de detención de inmigrantes del Berks Co. finalmente está cerrado. ¿Qué sigue?

BY: - January 31, 2023

Opinión: Los funcionarios deben convertir la antigua prisión en un espacio que apoye a las familias locales y satisfaga las necesidades de la comunidad.


Berks County’s immigrant detention center is finally closed. The work isn’t over | Opinion

BY: - January 31, 2023

Officials should convert the onetime prison into a space that supports local families and meets the community’s needs.

Pa.’s Evans, Lee among congressional Dems condemning Biden admin’s expansion of Title 42

BY: - January 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — Nearly 80 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the White House expressing their “great concern” that the Biden administration is walking back on its promise to restore migrants’ access to asylum. In the letter, they also condemned the administration’s expansion of a controversial policy that immediately turns away migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, […]

A person from Ukraine holds their Ukrainian passport before being allowed to cross the San Ysidro Port of Entry into the United States to seek asylum on March 22, 2022 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. authorities have recently been allowing Ukrainian refugees to enter the U.S. at the Southern border in Tijuana with permission to remain in the U.S. on humanitarian parole for one year. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Ukrainians by the thousands arrive in states — but with a time limit

BY: - January 21, 2023

Nearly 200,000 Americans have applied to sponsor those fleeing the war, with the majority of applicants from New York, Illinois, California and Washington.

Hispanic immigrants bused to Philadelphia won’t stay, even when the state needs them

BY: - December 29, 2022

Since Nov. 16, just under 300 immigrants have arrived at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, said Amy Eusebio, director of the City’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. They were bused from Texas, adding Philly to the list of so-called “sanctuary cities” to which the Lone Star State’s Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has sent thousands of immigrants in […]

A controversial Pa. prison for migrants is closing. Three things to know | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 2, 2022

The Berks County Residential Center will close next month after years of protests. What happens next?

DACA ruled unlawful by federal appeals court, but program continues for now

BY: - October 6, 2022

The case has been returned to a lower court, which will decide the legality of the program that includes more than 600K undocumented people.

Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference at Pinellas County schools, Aug. 11, 2021. (Credit: Gov. DeSantis Facebook/The Florida Phoenix).

Some Philly Union League members oppose club honoring DeSantis

BY: - September 30, 2022

Officials were expected to meet Friday to discuss whether to honor Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.


DeSantis, Abbott pull from segregationists’ playbook with their anti-immigration stunts | Opinion

BY: - September 21, 2022

Then, as now, the message Southern racists aimed to send with their 'reverse freedom rides' was, 'Here, you love them so much, you take care of them.'

Poll: Pa. voters back Dreamers; path to citizenship for the undocumented | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 8, 2022

Voters in nine battleground states back pro-immigrant policies, oppose nativist messaging. 


The Supreme Court’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ ruling gives voters a say on immigration | Opinion

BY: - July 14, 2022

That is, as long as elected presidents follow the rules.

Latino community urges reopening of Pittsburgh’s immigration court

BY: - June 10, 2022

Many families who need to go to immigration court must now travel to Philadelphia or find a virtual alternative.