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“Fate of 50 immigrant children in Pittsburgh area remains uncertain”

“Their parents obviously aren't in Pennsylvania, so I don't know how they're going to get where their parents are,” said Monica Ruiz, a Latino community organizer with Casa San Jose in Pittsburgh's South Hills. “Holy Family isn't a bad place. But these kids are still not with their families,” Ruiz said. “The kids should be … Continue reading “Fate of 50 immigrant children in Pittsburgh area remains uncertain”

“Local advocates trying to help those caught up in zero tolerance immigration policy”

"Pittsburgh-area faith leaders and other advocates for immigrants are ramping up efforts on behalf of immigrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration." “'If I had my druthers, churches would be having prayer vigils all over the place,' said Sister Janice Vanderneck, executive director of Casa San … Continue reading “Local advocates trying to help those caught up in zero tolerance immigration policy”

Undocumented: A Pittsburgh family lives in uncertainty

"This is the story of one Pittsburgh family.  The parents are undocumented immigrants. Two children are citizens. And one could have been a DACA recipient but is not.  He’s been talking over his options with a youth worker at the Pittsburgh-based Latino outreach center Casa San Jose..." The rest of this story, by Tracie Mauriello, published … Continue reading Undocumented: A Pittsburgh family lives in uncertainty

News for Amigos de Casa San José: April 10, 2018

Dear Casa San José Amigos, Welcome back to our email newsletter! Help: Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 28 to help with an event sponsored by the Mexican Consulate to get passports and other vital documents to local residents who are Mexican citizens. Location is the gym behind Central Catholic High School which is at 4720 Fifth Ave. in … Continue reading News for Amigos de Casa San José: April 10, 2018