Welcome to PICC's Website!

The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is a diverse coalition of over 50 member organizations and hundreds of individual members.  Our membership includes community groups, mutual assistance associations, nonprofit social and legal service providers, advocacy organizations, labor unions, faith communities, community leaders and concerned individuals.  Our mission is to advance immigrants’ rights and promote immigrants’ full integration into society by advocating with a unified voice for greater public understanding and welcoming public policies throughout Pennsylvania.   Through coalitions and taskforces, PICC leads and supports campaigns to advance immigrant rights at the local, state and federal levels, and to ensure effective implementation of pro-immigrant public policies.  PICC builds immigrant electoral power through voter registration, turnout and citizenship promotion and provides information, training and leadership development to immigrant communities and immigrant-serving organizations.

Immigrants make significant economic, civic, and cultural contributions to Pennsylvania. Click here to read more.


Need an immigration lawyer? PICC does not provide legal services for immigrants and refugees. Please refer to our legal services resource page for providers in Pennsylvania and other helpful information.


Vote buttonEach year, PICC volunteers help thousands of new citizens register to vote. We are always interested in finding more volunteers! Click here to find out more information about volunteering with PICC's Civic Engagement Project.

 


Featured Volunteer

ARTHUR COHN

Arthur CohnArthur is long-time PICC volunteer. He began volunteering with PICC in 2005, and helped register new voters at the first ceremony when USCIS was on 16th and Callowhill in Philadelphia.

“I like seeing people getting their citizenship, it makes me happy. What I don’t like is when they run out without registering to vote. It’s a good thing to register, I want everybody to vote!”

His advice for new volunteers is to enjoy this opportunity. “It’s a nice thing to do, and if you are retired it cost hardly anything to get here.”

Thank you Arthur for all you do!

 

2014 Priorities

Tuition Equity
PICC supports tuition equity policies that provide undocumented students with increased opportunity to pursue higher education.

Immigration Reform
PICC is committed to advocating for just and humane immigration reform that keeps families together, promotes family unification, prevents exploitation of immigrant workers and provides a clear pathway to citizenship.

Detention/Deportation
PICC supports efforts at both the local and federal level to end deportations and the criminalization of immigrant communities.

Civic Engagement
PICC promotes civic participation through voter registration, get out the vote and citizenship promotion.

Language Access
PICC advocates for policies and practices that assure individuals with limited English proficiency have equal access to services.