Bhutanese costumer Basudha Rizal of Harrisburg buys groceries at BNN International Market on Derry Street in Harrisburg (Photo by Mark Pynes/PennLive).

While Congress fiddles on immigration reform, central Pa. embraced Bhutanese migrants | Ray Landis

BY: - June 25, 2023

An immigration know-nothing in the White House would just make a bad situation worse.

Protesters in front of the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol urged Congress to pass the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, in December 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘We’re just trying to live our lives’: DACA hits 11-year mark still mired in the courts

BY: - June 17, 2023

For more than two decades, Congress has tried and failed to pass immigration reform.

Lengthy timeline for DACA legal fight puts lives on hold for years

BY: - January 30, 2023

A decision on the program's legality is not expected until 2024, when it eventually goes to the U.S. Supreme Court.

TIJUANA, MEXICO – MARCH 22: An asylum seeker from Mexico (R) waits outside the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which he hopes to cross to plead for asylum in the U.S., on March 22, 2022 in Tijuana, Mexico. March 21 marked the two-year anniversary of Title 42, the controversial pandemic-era border policy enacted by President Trump, which cites COVID-19 as the reason to rapidly expel asylum seekers at the U.S. border. Title 42 remains in effect with the Biden administration facing pressure from Democrats to end its use. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Biden administration to rapidly expel more migrants at the border, add legal pathways

BY: and - January 6, 2023

The sweeping new immigration plan made public on Thursday brought condemnation from advocates who said he should not broaden the controversial Trump-era Title 42 policy.

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 […]

Talks over protecting Dreamers pick up in Congress, but agreement still elusive

BY: - December 7, 2022

The success of any major immigration deal appears unlikely, as a lame-duck session of Congress dwindles into its last days.

Pa. mayors call on Congress to fast-track protections for Dreamers | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 1, 2022

The U.S. House already has passed a bill. All eyes are now on the U.S. Senate. The odds of an agreement before year's end remain long.

Democrat John Fetterman (L) and Republican Mehmet Oz (R) face each other in the Harrisburg studios of WHTM-TV on Tuesday, 10/25/22 (Screen Capture).

Pa.’s U.S. Senate debate is in the books. What did we learn? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 26, 2022

The face-off between Mehmet Oz and John Fetterman was dramatic TV. Did it change minds? 

Immigrant advocates protest near the U.S. Capitol on 6/15/22 (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/The Conversation)

Young immigrants are turning to social media to engage on politics and elections | Opinion

BY: - October 12, 2022

And they're doing it even if they're ineligible to vote.

Immigration advocates call again for DACA renewal in Congress, as possible end looms

BY: - October 11, 2022

'If we could just center on the question of Dreamers and DACA in and of itself, I think a … legitimate issue can be resolved,' U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said.


DeSantis’ compassionless conservatism underscores urgency of real immigration reform

BY: - September 21, 2022

'The migrants are human beings, and we’ve got to treat them like human beings. They are being used as political pawns to get publicity,' U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, of Texas, said

Poll: Pa. voters back Dreamers; path to citizenship for the undocumented | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 8, 2022

Voters in nine battleground states back pro-immigrant policies, oppose nativist messaging.