On immigration, Kenney struggles to keep Philadelphians, lawmakers and the feds happy

On immigration, Kenney struggles to keep Philadelphians, lawmakers and the feds happy

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney may have another struggle on his hands keeping the city’s sanctuary status
Friday, July 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Pittsburgh Mayor declares day of solidarity with immigrant residents

Pittsburgh Mayor declares day of solidarity with immigrant residents

Mayor Bill Peduto wants immigrants and refugees to know that Pittsburgh is a welcoming city for all. 

Peduto joined the U.S. Conference of Mayors, declaring Tuesday the Cities’ Immigration Day of Action- a declaration of solidarity with immigrant families around the city and nation. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Officials from Pennsylvania’s biggest cities respond to Trump Executive Orders, Philadelphia visit

Officials from Pennsylvania’s biggest cities respond to Trump Executive Orders, Philadelphia visit

As President Donald Trump makes his first visit to Pennsylvania since officially taking the reins as the nation’s top executive Thursday, lawmakers from both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are responding to the visit and recent actions by the President on immigration.

Thursday, January 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Pittsburgh legislative immigration package one step closer to final passage

Pittsburgh legislative immigration package one step closer to final passage

As both the state and federal governments debate measures regarding the rights and treatment of immigrants on a more macro level, Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a legislative package aiming to make the city a more welcoming place for immigrants and refugees.


The six-piece legislative package introduced by Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8) last week includes measures that would prohibit the city from denying services based on an individual’s citizenship or immigration status, as well as a resolution to create a citywide language access plan to improve the delivery of services to those learning English, and for those who have visual and hearing disabilities. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Wagner-helmed Senate Local Government Committee approves bills punishing sanctuary cities, eliminating local paid sick leave ordinances

Wagner-helmed Senate Local Government Committee approves bills punishing sanctuary cities, eliminating local paid sick leave ordinances

In the first meeting of the Senate Local Government Committee since Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) took over as Majority Chairman, the committee voted along party lines to move to the full Senate for consideration a bill punishing so-called “sanctuary cities” and legislation that would eliminate local ordinances providing paid sick leave.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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