American borders reopen to tourists, but remain closed for those seeking asylum
'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.'
‘We Don’t Accept That’: Immigrants’ rights group wants action now on reform | Monday Morning Coffee
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
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.
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
'It’s right for our economic future. It’s time for Congress to finally act,' Scranton Mayor Paige Congnetti said.
DACA in doubt after federal court ruling: 3 questions answered | Analysis
President Joe Biden has said his administration will appeal the ruling, and the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately could take the case.
On DACA’s anniversary, a Dreamer dreams of a path to citizenship for all | Wednesday Morning Coffee
'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
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
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.
Philly city leaders need to support this crucial deportation defense program. Here’s why | Opinion
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
(*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
While the bill would likely pass the House, it’s unclear if Democrats have enough votes in the Senate.