immigration-reform

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Pa. Battleground Poll: Dems can win on immigration if the message is right | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 22, 2022

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A new poll of key 2022 battleground states offers Democrats a road map to victory among coveted Latino voters when it comes to immigration issues — if they’re willing to follow it. The bottom line? When they talk about immigration, try sounding less Republican. But to do that, Democrats are going to […]

Pressure ramps up to halt Trump-era policy that expels migrants at the border

BY: - March 14, 2022

'Expelling children is not who we are as a nation,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairperson Bob Menendez,  D-N.J., said.

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My journey to Washington for a pathway to citizenship | Opinion

BY: - December 12, 2021

In Pa., a path to citizenship would bring more than $51 million to the state's economy, funds that can be used to improve the quality of life of thousands of young people and adults

Immigration protections in Biden’s domestic bill face test in the Senate; Pa. lawmakers react

BY: - November 25, 2021

House Democrats sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include a pathway to citizenship in the final bill.

American borders reopen to tourists, but remain closed for those seeking asylum

BY: - November 11, 2021

'All of the migrants that we embrace need open hands, they need for us to fight so their rights are valid,' an advocate said. 'They need a roof over their heads, they need food, the right to healthcare and work.'

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‘We Don’t Accept That’: Immigrants’ rights group wants action now on reform | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 11, 2021

Congress has fumbled immigration reform for decades. One Pennsylvania advocacy group is long past tired of waiting.

Democrats’ vision for free community college would boost undocumented students

BY: - October 4, 2021

A lifeline for many people now denied access to higher education could also reignite controversies in Republican-leaning states over immigration and federal overreach.

The U.S. House’s budget reconciliation package would provide path to citizenship for many in Pa.

BY: - September 4, 2021

There are more than 11 million undocumented people in the U.S., according to the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank that studies migration.

U.S. mayors, including Scranton’s, call on Congress to pass immigration reform | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - July 27, 2021

'It’s right for our economic future. It’s time for Congress to finally act,' Scranton Mayor Paige Congnetti said.

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DACA in doubt after federal court ruling: 3 questions answered | Analysis

BY: - July 25, 2021

President Joe Biden has said his administration will appeal the ruling, and the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately could take the case.

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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.