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 […]


President Trump says there’s a crisis at the border. The data says something else | The Numbers Racket

BY: - February 18, 2019

President Donald Trump did an end-run around Congress last week, declaring a national emergency that will enable him to redirect roughly $8 billion from across the government to fund the construction of his much-ballyhooed wall at America’s southern border with Mexico. Key to Trump’s claim is that there is “an invasion of drugs, invasion of […]

Here’s Bob Casey and Pat Toomey on that government funding bill – and Trump’s looming end-run

BY: - February 14, 2019

Pennsylvania’s two United States senators have weighed in on the funding package that cleared the Senate on Thursday. President Donald Trump has said he plans to sign the bill – and then declare a national emergency anyway to get funding for his border wall. Here’s Democratic U.S. Sen Bob Casey: “This bipartisan agreement will keep […]

As the fight over Trump’s Wall rages in Washington, Pa. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon is headed for the Border

BY: - February 7, 2019

The delegation headed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer "will meet directly with immigrant advocates about the humanitarian situation as well as receive a border security briefing."