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On DACA’s anniversary, a Dreamer dreams of a path to citizenship for all | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 16, 2021

'It’s been 30 years and there hasn’t been comprehensive immigration reform,' Mitzi Colin Lopez said.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick sides with Dems on Dreamers bill, as immigration debate intensifies

BY: and - March 19, 2021

The measures mark the first step towards what advocates for immigration reform hope will be a year or two of substantive action on the issue.

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

BY: - March 18, 2021

There's Washington's political reality that moving on any individual immigration issue tends to open up questions about other parts of an interconnected system.

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Philly city leaders need to support this crucial deportation defense program. Here’s why | Opinion

BY: - March 5, 2021

This bold and inclusive vision of justice will promote fairness for all, while keeping Philadelphia’s communities safe and families together.

Report: Berks detention center may reopen as women-only migrant facility

BY: - March 4, 2021

(*This story was updated at 3:27 p.m. on 3/4/21 with additional reporting) To the frustration of immigration activists, a recently cleared out federal migrant detention center in Berks County may house inmates once more. According to an anonymous Department of Homeland Security official in the Washington Post, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is considering turning […]

Biden’s immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11M people

BY: - January 21, 2021

While the bill would likely pass the House, it’s unclear if Democrats have enough votes in the Senate. 

Immigration advocates push Biden to not only bring back DACA but to expand it

BY: - November 24, 2020

Advocates view reinstating the Obama-era policy as a minimum goal, with deportation protection for DACA recipients’ family members extended as well.

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Study: Biden can lure Pa., swing state moderates on immigration | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 4, 2020

Immigration remains in Trump's wheelhouse. But in new research, an immigrant rights group argues there's ground for Biden to seize.

‘We want Pa. to thrive, not just survive,’ progressive coalition says as it rolls out its legislative agenda

BY: - July 28, 2020

A coalition of progressive advocacy groups, spanning a myriad of constituencies and the state, rolled out a massive legislative agenda Tuesday that calls for a higher minimum wage; more money for public education; paid family leave, and other initiatives that they say will allow “all Pennsylvanians to thrive, not just survive.” The roll-out, coordinated by […]

Border officials didn’t follow guidelines on migrant children’s health care, government investigators find

BY: - July 16, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey asked for the probe after reports showing what he called an “appalling disregard for the lives of migrant children” at the border.

Pa. business, immigration advocates caution against Trump work visa order

BY: - June 24, 2020

The Keystone State could lose out on hundreds or thousands of new guest workers through the H-2B visa program alone, and not fix immigration issues.

‘I know my path:’ With Supreme Court’s DACA decision, central Pa. teen future looks to a bright and safe future

BY: and - June 18, 2020

In a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice Roberts sided with the court’s liberal wing in finding that the Trump administration broke the law in 2017 when it rescinded the program