A program that helps the 22,100 Chinese immigrants in Philadelphia with mental health and wellness has expanded past its original one-year lifespan with a renewed grant from the Scattergood Foundation. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)
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.)
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.)
Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Immigrant Family Unity Project (PAIFUP), a fund dedicated to providing free legal counsel to immigrants who otherwise can’t afford immigration legal services might be at risk given coronavirus and Mayor Jim Kenney’s new revised budget, which plans to cut the city’s funding for the program. | From: AL DÍA (Read more.)
Northeast Philadelphia has long been recognized as a place apart, a middle-class American dreamscape. But the residents have seen poverty become a burgeoning feature over the last generation. | From: The Philadelphia Inquirer (Read more.)