Community and Family

A path to citizenship would put more dollars in Pa. coffers, new study says

For Pennsylvania, the Biden administration’s proposal to create a legal pathway for millions of undocumented people would mean more than lots of new citizens — it would mean more money in state coffers.

Undocumented residents now pay about $135 million a year in state and local taxes. But granting them citizenship would boost that figure by 38%, more than $51 million, according to a new study. | From The Philadelphia Inquirer (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

Living the dream?

In a landmark decision, on June 18, The Supreme Court ruled to block President Trump’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to to the United States as children. However, while this ruling provides some breathing space for DACA recipients, or “Dreamers,” a lot of questions remain about the fate of this population. | From: Philadelphia Weekly (Read more.)