Tuesday, November 20, 2012
5.30 PM to 8.00 PM
Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401
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After the information session, attorneys and BIA Accredited Representatives will be available for individual legal advice. Eligible applicants will be scheduled to return for a second day to have an attorney review and complete their application at no cost.
DACA is a procedure that allows certain non-U.S. citizens to stay in the U.S. and work legally, without fear of deportation, for a period of two years. Those granted DACA will be eligible for a work permit, social security card and certain state IDs, such as a driver's license.
Eligibility requirements include:
•must have entered the U.S. before 16 years old
•must have lived in the U.S. continuously since June 15 2007
•must be 30 years old and under
For more information, please contact the Deferred Action Coordinator, Michele Contreras, at the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition at 215-832-3482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, November 5, 2012
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
- Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to build and maintain relationships with congregation members and clergy of different ethnicities and faith
- Comfortable in the language and life of faith, openness to a variety of religious experiences and aware of one's own faith journey
- Bi-lingual - English and Spanish
- Passionate about social justice and immigrant rights
- Highly motivated and independent worker
- Desire to learn, grow and be challenged
- Basic computer skills including internet and social media like Facebook and blog
- Good communication skills - both verbal and written
- Problem solving skills
- Ability to work as part of team in a growing organization
- Experience with recruitment and outreach
- Experience with group facilitation
- Experience in planning and running events, workshops and actions
- Ability to work flexible hours - significant evenings and weekends
- Bi-cultural and/or immigrant background
- Understanding of direct action organizing
- Campaign-based organizing experience
- Experience building leadership
- Experience in multiracial coalition building
- Work with congregations of different religions and ethnicities
- Develop relationships with new congregations
- Build teams/groups in congregations, spending time each week in congregations and home visits
- Storytelling - lead small groups in immigrant communities in a popular education storytelling model
- Leadership Development - identify potential leaders and develop skills
- Build and guide campaigns - lead groups to identify campaigns, oversee the development and implementation of a faith based organizing campaign
- Build and maintain relationships with other organizations and coalitions in city, state and country
- Represent faith voice in these issues
- Help with administrative work in NSM office
- Regular communication with director and other staff and participate in decision making of organization
Friday, June 24, 2011
Philadelphia, PA – On the afternoon of Thursday June 23, 2011, Philadelphia City Council passed a non-binding resolution “condemning the City of Philadelphia’s agreement with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to allow immediate access to arrest information,” which has led to the deportation of hundreds of Philadelphia residents. With Councilman Jim Kenny and Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez taking the lead, Council urged, “the City to discontinue that agreement with ICE when it expires August 31, 2011 as well as any other involvement in the Secure Communities program or additional data-sharing agreements with ICE”.
To read more check out the One Love Movement Blog
Monday, April 11, 2011
"Sixty-one percent of those deported due to Philadelphia's role in the program are listed as non-criminals. That's much higher than the national average -- which is 27 percent."
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The public debate will be held within the 1st City Council District, one of the most immigrant-rich districts in the City. Two well known public figures with differing view points will participate: Stu Bykofsky, a columnist with the Daily News, and Sarah Paoletti, a professor of law at University of Pennsylvania. Debaters will discuss the impact of local policies on the relationships between immigrant communities, citizen communities and the city government. Topics will include (but will not be limited to): city security policies that encourage or prevent racial profiling; police response to domestic violence situations; language access in linguistically diverse neighborhoods; and, especially, the pros and cons of the current information-sharing agreement between the Philadelphia Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security's office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
We will also invite at-large and 1st District candidates in the City Council elections to participate as panelists who will respond to the debate once it has concluded. Each panelist will be given a set amount of time to share her reflections and positions regarding the debated issues. We expect a large voter/resident turn-out from the 1st District and beyond as well as noted City leaders from government and the private sector with an interest in the topic and policies at stake.
For more information about how to become a Co-Sponsor or get more involved, email Jen Rock at email@example.com
The event will take place at Broad St Ministries, at 315 S. Broad St, from 7 pm to 9 pm.