immigration-issues

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.

‘This is about the Constitution’: Pa’s Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick votes with Dems to nullify Trump’s emergency declaration

BY: - February 26, 2019

The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate, where it's on Republicans to decide whether to rebuke the White House.

Former Republican Pa. congressman urges GOP to vote against Trump’s emergency declaration

BY: - February 25, 2019

Ex-Congressman William Clinger, who was chairman of the House Oversight Committee in the 1990s, has been critical of Trump in the past.

New Pa. State Police policy that limits cooperation with ICE angers GOP lawmakers

BY: - February 25, 2019

A new Pennsylvania State Police policy that limits cooperation with federal immigration authorities drew the ire of House Republicans during a Monday budget hearing. The rules, dated Jan. 30, prohibit state troopers from holding people suspected of being undocumented at the request of federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. It also prevents officers from asking for ID solely […]

‘Fake Emergency’: In Harrisburg, protesters push back against Trump’s grab for wall funds

BY: - February 18, 2019

From PennLive: “A group of protesters carried signs and gathered on the steps of the federal building in Harrisburg on President’s Day to voice their opinions against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for the border wall. “We were about 100 people out here today speaking out about President Trump’s declaration of […]