PA is READY! - ¡PA está LISTO!

PA is READY! is a diverse coalition of organizations across Pennsylvania formed in September 2014 to ensure that Pennsylvania immigrant communities get the information and assistance they need to apply for immigration assistance. Through a collaborative process, PA is READY! provides small grants to community based organizations and legal service providers to support community outreach, education and application assistance. See our calendar for events near you.

PA is Ready! is coordinated by the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. For more information, please contact Judy Kim, the statewide coordinator at: judykim@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-0615

The primary goals of PA is READY! are to:

  • Build statewide capacity to provide immigration assistance, including: DAPA preparation, 2012 DACA applications and renewals, Legal screenings, Citizenship applications.
  • Prevent the exploitation of immigrants through immigration (or “notario”) fraud
  • Screen and enroll as many eligible immigrants in DACA+ and DAPA as possible once the application process opens
  • Build immigrant leadership and organizing capacity to engage in local, state and federal immigrant rights campaigns
  • Reach the diverse immigrant communities eligible for DACA and DAPA

It was announced on May 12, 2016, that ICE is planning a month-long series of raids between May and June. Similar to the January raids, ICE is targeting Central American women and children who have arrived without inspection to the U.S. after January 1, 2014. Learn more here.

Know Your Rights! What You Can Do Now: 

  • Attend a local Know Your Rights Session and invite everyone you know!
  • Download resources to help educate your community!
    • Raids Rapid Response Toolkit: English and EspañolHome Raids resources from the Immigrant Defense Project
    • Easy-to-use English & Español infographics from United We Dream
    • Helpful resources and tips on talking to children about immigration enforcement by the New York Immgration Coalition.
    • Know Your Rights Cards in multiple languages by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.
  • Report raids to the United We Dream Hotline: 1-844-363-1423.
  • Sign the petition demanding President Obama stop the raids and the deportations!

 


Upcoming Information Sessions and Legal Clinics in Pennsylvania
*This list will continue to be updated with upcoming information session and legal clinics. 

Call our hotline PA is READY! at 215-832-0895 for weekly updates on information sessions in your area.
Llame a nuestra línea 215-832-0895 para actualizaciones semanales de sesiones informativas en su area.

DAPA ANNOUNCEMENT: 

 The Supreme Court just announced a 4-4 tied decision on United States vx. Texas. This means that the injunction on DAPA implementation will continue to stand, and Judge Hanen (who has publicly taken an anti-immigrant stance) will decide whether to move forward on the substance of the law suit to decide whether DAPA is constitutional. However, even in the face of this disappointment, immigrant families and allies are organizing, and will not rest until every member of our families and communities are protected from unjust deportations.

Immediate Response Events:

Event Region Where? When? Who?
DAPA Decision Information Session Gettysburg Painted Turtle Farm at Gettysburg College:  6/27/16; 7:30pm Casa de la Cultura
"We Are Here, We Continue to Fight" Vigil Harrisburg St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church: 1439 Market Street 6/27/16; 5pm Desi 215-518-7342
Dismantle ICE Action Philadelphia ICE Building: 16th and Callowhill 6/28/16; 10am Juntos
         
         
         
         

 

 


More Sessions in June 2016

 

Type of Session or Clinic Region Where? When? Contact
Legal Screening Clinic Pottstown ACLAMO Pottstown: 515 Walnut Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 6/23/16; 4-8pm Rosa 610-970-2134
DAPA Decision Information Session York CASA Office: 200 S. George Street, York, PA 6/25/16; 4pm CASA 717-219-2974
DACA Application Clinic Allentown Iglesia St. Luke's: 417 N. 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101 6/25/16; 10am-2pm Erika 484-664-3518
Information Session Harrisburg St. Francis Church: 1439 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103 6/26/16; 10:30am   
DAPA/DACA/ITIN Workshop and Information Session Philadelphia Esperanza: 4261 N. 5th Street, Philadelhpia, 19140 6/30/16; 6pm Ceiba 215-634-7245

 

July 2016

 

Type of Session or Clinic Region Where?

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Contact
         
DAPA Decision Information Session Pittsburgh  Social Hall of St. Catherine of Siena Church: 1810 Belasco Ave. 7/10/16; 2pm  Casa San Jose 412-343-3111 
DAPA Decision Information Sessin Pittsburgh  UPitt Center for Latin American Studies: 4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall 7/16/16; 10am  Casa San Jose 412-343-3111
Legal Screening and Application Assistance Clinic  Pittsburgh UPitt Center for Latin American Studies: 4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall 7/16/16; 11am-4pm Casa San Jose 412-343-3111 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

 


What is DACA & DAPA? /¿Que es DAPA y DACA?

In the absence of movement from Congress on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, on November 20, 2014, President Obama used his executive powers "to fix as much of the immigration system as possible on his own," including creation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) Program and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: There is no application yet! There has been a delay in the implementation of DACA and DAPA. Applications are NOT being accepted yet. Don't get scammed, do not pay anyone for a place in line for immigration relief. Stay informed by visiting our website

NOTA IMPORTANTE: No hay ninguna aplicación todavía! Se ha producido un retraso en la implementación de DACA y DAPA. Las aplicaciones no estan siendo aceptadas todavia. No se deje engañar, no pague a nadie por un lugar en la fila para el alivio de la inmigración. Mantengase informado visitando nuestro sitio web

What are the Benefits of Deferred Action?

  • You can stay in the United States for three years without fear of being deported.
  • You can obtain a work permit.
  • You can obtain a Social Security Number.
  • You can obtain a driver’s license.

 DAPA and DACA do not provide permanent residency, and are not a path to citizenship. Attend an information session about DACA/DAPA near you.

(Download flyers with this information below/ Encargar folletos con esta información abajo)

Por falta de movimiento en el Congreso para Reforma Migratoria Integral, el 20 de noviembre, 2014, el Presidente Obama usó sus poderes ejecutivos para "reparar lo más posible por su cuenta del sistema de inmigración." Hay dos componentes de su acción: el Programa de Acción Diferida para Responsabilidad de los Padres (DAPA) y la extensión del Programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA).

¿Cuáles son los Beneficios de la Acción Diferida?

  • Puede permanecer en los EEUU por tres años sin tener miedo de ser deportado.
  • Puede obtener un permiso para trabajar.
  • Puede recibir un número de Seguridad Social (Social Security Number).
  • Puede obtener una licencia de conducir.

DAPA y DACA no dan residencia permanente, ni ciudadanía. Asistir a una sesión de información sobre DACA/DAPA cerca de usted.

(Download flyers with this information below/ Encargar folletos con esta información abajo)

 

How do I Apply? / ¿Cómo puedo solicitar?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: There is no application yet! There has been a delay in the implementation of DACA and DAPA. Applications are NOT being accepted yet. Don't get scammed, do not pay anyone for a place in line for immigration relief. Stay informed by visiting our website

NOTA IMPORTANTE: No hay ninguna aplicación todavía! Se ha producido un retraso en la implementación de DACA y DAPA. Las aplicaciones no estan siendo aceptadas todavia. No se deje engañar, no pague a nadie por un lugar en la fila para el alivio de la inmigración. Mantengase informado visitando nuestro sitio web

 
DACA/DAPA Announcements / Anuncios de DACA/DAPA

Check out these great videos explaining DACA/DAPA. Please feel free to use them to educate your community.
PLEASE NOTE: There has been a delay in the implementation of DACA and DAPA. The dates provided in our PSA's have changed. Applications are NOT being accepted yet. Don't get scammed, stay informed!

Ver a estos grandes videos que explican DACA/DAPA. Por favor utilizarlos para educar a su comunidad.
NOTA IMPORTANTE: Se ha producido un retraso en la implementación de DACA y DAPA. Las fechas en nuestro PSA han cambiado. Todavia no se aceptan aplicaciones. No se deje engañar, mantengase informado! 

PSA: Acción Ejecutiva sobre Inmigración from PhillyCAM on Vimeo.

PSA: DACA/DAPA (Creole Version) from PhillyCAM on Vimeo.

 PSA: DACA/DAPA (indonesian version) from PhillyCAM on Vimeo.