immigration-issues

Pa.’s Shapiro joins fellow AGs in lawsuit over Trump’s foreign student rule

BY: - July 13, 2020

The suit accuses the White House of "cruel, abrupt, and unlawful action to expel international students amidst the pandemic."

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Philadelphia must safeguard immigrant legal services in its budget | Opinion

BY: - June 14, 2020

As an immigrant and a Black woman, our elected representatives need to remember powerful program that keeps families like mine healthy and strong.

ICE detainee was sick with COVID-19 for days before being removed from York Co. jail, witnesses claim

BY: - April 27, 2020

A woman detained by ICE was sick with COVID-19 for days before being removed from a 50-person jail dorm in York County, according to women housed with her.

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The economic impact of immigration, state by state. How did Pa. do? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 7, 2020

The short answer? Immigrants are good for the economy.

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Gov. Wolf, don’t let parents and children spend another Christmas in the ICE detention center in Berks County | Opinion

BY: - December 17, 2019

They are people from all over the world looking to keep their children safe. This is a Latinx issue, an immigration issue and a human rights issue.

DePasquale calls for shutdown of ICE detention center in Berks County

BY: - December 11, 2019

The Democrat, who's also a 2020 candidate for Congress, said taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill to incarcerate people who have not committed a crime.

Rural Pa.’s immigrant workforce is growing, new study finds

BY: - November 14, 2019

The share of immigrant workforce in rural parts of Pennsylvania has grown by 75 percent between 2000 and 2016, a new study has found. Using 2016 American Communities Survey data, the report by Penn State University and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, found that 3.5 percent of the rural workforce — defined as those between […]

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After visit, Pa.’s Casey, Houlahan press ICE for answers on Berks Co. detention center | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 25, 2019

'We are a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of laws,' the two lawmakers wrote after visiting the controversial ICE detention center

Wolf will allow bill that expands federal immigration work checks to become law

BY: - October 4, 2019

The Democratic governor called it a "a legitimate attempt to protect the legitimate rights of workers."

‘No child should ever be locked up’: SEIU Healthcare members want ICE detention center in Berks County shut down

BY: - October 3, 2019

Immigrant families have cited extended stays in the center as the cause of emotional trauma in children who’ve been detained.

Immigrant advocate to Wolf: Veto bill that expands E-Verify to all Pa. construction workers

BY: - September 25, 2019

The legislation was backed by the state's building trade unions, who see it as a way to target unscrupulous contractors who hire undocumented workers for lower pay and in worse working conditions.

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How Trump’s appalling treatment of migrants is reviving the Christian Left | Opinion

BY: - August 28, 2019

Christian groups are focusing on immigration because welcoming strangers and caring for the vulnerable are embedded in the Christian tradition.