immigration

Immigration reform blocked from reconciliation bill in Congress, but Democrats vow to try again

BY: - September 20, 2021

The opinion by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan parliamentarian, was a setback for the Biden administration and Democrats who would have to reach 60 votes in the Senate for any immigration reform, rather than a simple majority through reconciliation, a process reserved for matters that affect spending, revenues, the deficit or the debt limit. The Senate is evenly split between the parties.

In a week of changes, Pa. remains uncertain about census data

BY: - January 23, 2021

On Monday, with just two days left in the Trump presidency, former Census Director and Trump appointee Steven Dillingham resigned, leaving Acting Director Ron Jarmin to take the reins under the new administration, and adding to the uncertainty of when the first state population counts would be available. 

Trump administration excludes undocumented immigrants from census reapportionment process

BY: - July 21, 2020

Trump said the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the reapportionment process is part of his earlier efforts to determine the citizenship status of Americans.

Immigration activists call on Wolf to release detainees from ICE center in Berks County

BY: - April 1, 2020

"It has taken a pandemic to do what should have been done years ago," state Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Philadelphia, said during a virutal news conference.

COMMENTARY

Pa. Rep. Joyce helped elevate false claims migrants in Arizona were carrying tuberculosis. Republicans only have themselves to blame

BY: - April 24, 2019

Joyce's statements are an unfortunate reminder that Republicans have turned undocumented immigrants into a faceless other to be feared.

COMMENTARY

Congress needs to step up to protect Pa.’s Dreamers | Opinion

BY: - March 27, 2019

This is an issue that transcends politics and party.