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  1. DOJ Continues to Enforce Immigration Laws in Pennsylvania

    Recent announcements from the Middle District of Pennsylvania showcase the risks involved in violating the immigration laws of this country and the serious consequences for those who are caught. Noncitizen in Pennsylvania Sentenced to Time Served for Illegal Reentry On March 1, 2022, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Pennsylvania man was sentenced to time served of 33 days’ imprisonment READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Russian Invasion of Ukraine Sparks Expansion of Government Protections for Ukrainians

    Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February, world leaders swiftly enacted policies to support Ukraine and sanction Russia. State and federal officials in the United States recently echoed this sentiment, offering support to displaced Ukrainians. Pennsylvania Governor Vows Ongoing Support for Ukraine Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced his ongoing support for Ukraine and vowed he would take action as Governor to support the country. His READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose New State Office to Support Immigrants

    A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers recently proposed legislation to establish the Office of New Pennsylvanians, which aims to attract, retain, and embrace immigrants in Pennsylvania. As Pennsylvania continues to suffer lagging population growth, the proposal highlights the critical need to welcome immigrants and support their transition to the Commonwealth. Population Growth Lagging in Pennsylvania Despite being the fifth-largest state in the country, Pennsylvania has experienced slower population READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Advocates Push for Liberians to Apply for Green Cards as Deadline Approaches

    Despite the rare passage of legislation providing Liberians in the United States a direct path to citizenship, few have completed the application process. Now that the Dec. 20, 2021, deadline to apply has passed, advocates from across the country are fighting for an extension to allow certain Liberians in the United States access to obtain green cards. The Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act In December 2019, Congress READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Migrant Children Arrive in Pennsylvania Airports, Sparking Debate Over Refugee Resettlement Practices

    Following reports that planes carrying migrant children arrived at Pennsylvania airports last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has confirmed the children arrived through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). These reports quickly drew objections from gubernatorial candidate Lou Barletta, who vowed to end the practice if he is elected governor. Migrant Children Arrive at Pennsylvania Airports According to a recent article by the READ MORE READ MORE