Bureau of Appeals Says Berks Detention Center License Should be Reinstated—Tell the Governor to #ShutDownBerks

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Last week we got word that the Bureau of Appeals decided that because the PA DHS had licensed the Berks Detention Center for many years, and the County spent money to expand, … Continued

The #BerksKids Don’t Belong in Detention—Take Action

From Amnesty International USA (http://www.amnestyusa.org): The Berks County Residential Center is just one of the family detention centers that still exists in this country. It’s also “home” for Antonio, Carlos, Josue, and Michael, four children – all under five years … Continued

Two Important Actions for April 26!

Federal Budget: Invest in Supporting Families, Not Separating Them From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): Right now, Senate and House leadership are discussing what to do with your tax dollars. On top of the $20 billion already given to Homeland … Continued

PA Legislative Update on Immigration—Tell Legislators to #StoptheHate

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Beginning in January, Pennsylvania legislators joined the White House in attacking immigrant and refugee communities. They started the year in the Senate by introducing and voting on SB10, a bill attempting to … Continued

Toolkit—Creating Sanctuary Policies

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Popular Democracy has created a toolkit to help guide cities through the process of creating sanctuary policies. It is directed especially towards elected officials, but should be helpful for advocates and organizers too. There … Continued

17 Reasons the Muslim Ban is Pure Discrimination (and Counting)

Posted at https://medium.com/@MuslimAdvocates/17-reasons-the-muslim-ban-is-pure-discrimination-and-counting-c83ef34810b2 Despite a mountain of evidence that the Muslim ban executive orders are purpose-built to discriminate against Muslims, the Trump Administration is somehow arguing in court that they’re not. Here are 17 (and counting) pieces of evidence that … Continued

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