immigration-issues

ACLU lawsuit alleges State Police acted as immigration enforcement during traffic stops

BY: - June 27, 2019

Ten state motorists are suing the Pennsylvania State Police for alleged racial profiling and enforcing federal immigration law without a criminal warrant. The allegations stem from five separate incidents beginning in early 2017, some including U.S. citizens. The plaintiffs, who are Latinx, contend they were asked to show proof of citizenship during routine interactions with […]

Despite immigration concerns, bill that expands use of federal work status checks passes House

BY: - June 17, 2019

By a 140-plus vote margin, the House on Monday passed a bill to expand federal immigration work status checks to the state's construction industry. 

Unions, immigration advocates divided over expanding work status checks to construction industry

BY: - June 13, 2019

That divide is also manifesting itself in the General Assembly.

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Immigrants aren’t a roadblock to progress or prosperity. They amplify it | Gisele Barreto Fetterman

BY: - April 29, 2019

America has always been a home for the exiles and asylum-seekers, for anyone looking for a better life.

Pa. Rep. Joyce’s Arizona border trip gets some Trump Twitter attention

BY: - April 25, 2019

The POTUS' retweet was one of a flurry Trump pumped out on Thursday praising GOP loyalists on Capitol Hill.

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This is what’s at stake in the Supreme Court fight over the 2020 Census | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 24, 2019

So let's talk about citizenship for a minute.

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Taking undocumented immigrants’ housing won’t help the ‘most vulnerable,’ Mr. President | John L. Micek

BY: - April 23, 2019

The Trump administration is upping the ante in its war on undocumented immigrants with a new proposal to boot them from public housing — all in the name of helping “the most vulnerable” Americans. But immigration activists and advocates for low-income Pennsylvanians say all the White House’s plan would do is leave thousands of children, […]

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Congress, don’t crush my American Dream, pass the Dream and Promise Act | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2019

Some 2.1 million Dreamers could be put on a pathway to citizenship through the legislation, according to published reports

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Bringing the southern border closer to Pa., one immersion trip at a time | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2019

Travel along the U.S.-Mexico border and meeting migrants can build empathy for people without papers.

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I’m a Mexican immigrant. Without a higher minimum wage, the American Dream is still out of reach | Latinx Voices

BY: - April 17, 2019

A Mexican immigrant came to the United States seeking a better life. After 20 years, her salary still doesn't reach $10 an hour. A higher minimum wage would elevate all workers.

State Police attempt to assuage GOP concerns on new immigration policies

BY: - March 20, 2019

In February, Republicans expressed grave concerns over new Pennsylvania State Police policies that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Some state House Republicans went as far as saying Pennsylvania had been made a de-facto “sanctuary state.” In a follow-up hearing Wednesday, State Police officials told the House Judiciary Committee that their policies do not prevent […]

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From healthcare to guns, America has actual national emergencies. A border wall isn’t one of them | Sean P. Quinlan

BY: - March 5, 2019

Trump is a national emergency in his own right. But at least the deck chairs appear to be in order.