Post-Gazette Comments on Local Developments in Immigration Policy


The Post-Gazette,  covered the local developments in immigration policy. Community leaders from civic, religious, and community leaders stated, “…immigrants have brought more than $2 billion in annual spending power to the region’s economy and include thousands of entrepreneurs and homeowners.” The article also comments on current immigration prioritization, “By abandoning the Obama-era emphasis on deporting felons and other serious criminals, and putting anyone convicted or even only charged with any crime in danger of deportation, ‘the lack of priorities would create a further backlog in immigration courts.'” As stated in the article by Ms. Martinez, the director of clinical programs and the Immigration Law Clinic at Pitt.

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Casa San Jose is a community resource center that advocates for and empowers Latinos by promoting integration and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to model a strong culture of acceptance and integration in which immigrants and other newcomers are treated with dignity, respect, and kindness and can freely preserve and celebrate their unique cultures while adapting to their new lives in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

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