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DACA

June 22, 2020 PIRC is overjoyed at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday allowing DACA to temporarily move forward. The U.S. Supreme Court decided that the way in which the Trump administration ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) was arbitrary and capricious. This decision results in the temporary preservation of a program that protects […]

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Juneteenth 2020

June 19, 2020 PIRC is proud to stand in solidarity and hope with our African American brothers and sisters on this day, Juneteenth, and every day. Today is a day for celebration, that has long gone unacknowledged by many. Today commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers […]

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Immigrant Survivor Advocate Network Launch

The Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) is proud to announce the launch of the Immigrant Survivors Advocate Network (ISAN). ISAN is an alliance of the domestic violence and sexual assault victim service agencies from across Pennsylvania coordinated by the Immigrant Survivors Project. The network’s mission is to increase the safety and autonomy of immigrant survivors and their […]

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Tree of Life Synagogue

Dear Friends, Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for the families and friends of those who were killed or injured at the Tree of Life synagogue. We wish to express our deep-felt condolences to the families and to the Pittsburgh community. Deep sorrow is mixed with parts disbelief and shock that this violence could happen […]

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Responding To The Executive Order Addressing Family Separation: A Letter From PIRC’s Executive Director

Dear Friends, Detaining children is not okay. Ever. PIRC has served the family detention center in Berks County Pennsylvania since 2006. We know that locking up children is harmful. And it is not necessary. Alternatives to detention exist, cost less, are more humane, and keep families together. In June 2017, the administration shut down an […]

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