U.S. House votes to bar use of public lands for housing migrants

BY: - December 1, 2023

The push for the bill comes after the Biden administration granted New York City officials’ request to build temporary housing and facilities for migrant families at Floyd Bennett Field in Southeastern Brooklyn. 

Public schools banned from sheltering migrants under bill passed by U.S. House

BY: - July 21, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House has passed a bill to bar the use of public K-12 school facilities to provide shelter for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. The bill, approved 222-201, is known as the “Schools Not Shelters Act” and is a rebuke of the Biden administration’s immigration policy. If enacted into law, public […]


An immigrant’s story: From Cuba to Fla. to Pa. | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - May 31, 2023

'You could see the missiles, and you could tell they were offensive,' Robert Lara said. 'It was a very scary period.'


Pa. Republicans back bill to reinstate Trump-era immigration policies

BY: and - May 12, 2023

The symbolic legislation has no future in the Senate. And President Joe Biden has said he will veto it.


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.