immigration-reform

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Roberts sided with the court’s liberal wing in finding that the Trump administration broke the law in 2017 when it rescinded the program

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Philadelphia must safeguard immigrant legal services in its budget | Opinion

BY: - June 14, 2020

As an immigrant and a Black woman, our elected representatives need to remember powerful program that keeps families like mine healthy and strong.

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The Supreme Court DACA decision isn’t just about Dreamers. It’s about whether Trump has to tell the truth | Opinion

BY: - January 21, 2020

Trump’s position on Dreamers has shifted over time: From saying they are “absolutely incredible kids” to claiming “some are very tough, hardened criminals.”

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How attacks on Pennsylvania immigrants are an attack on all working people | Opinion

BY: - November 29, 2019

More than one in four homecare workers are an immigrant and over 18 percent are Latinx.

Is DACA doomed? Skeptical U.S. Supreme Court conservatives seem to side with Trump

BY: - November 12, 2019

The high court's conservatives, which now include two Trump appointees, seemed to endorse the legality of the administration’s decision to end the program.

DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

BY: - November 11, 2019

A ruling to uphold the program could anger Trump’s conservative base, while a ruling against it would likely energize liberals.