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A new immigrant detention center will open in former Clearfield County prison

A new federal immigration detention center will open in Clearfield County, after the York County prison ended a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in August.

By Min Xian/WPSU

400,000 immigrants in Pa., N.J., and Del. up for citizenship imperiled by setback in Congress

Immigrants and their supporters have stepped up demands to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions already living and working in the U.S.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Cris Barrish/WHYY

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Latinos surpass non-Latinos in COVID-19 vaccination in Pa., but devil’s in the details

Data from the state shows the percentage of Latinos with the COVID-19 vaccine is higher than their non-Latino neighbors.

By Anthony Orozco

The pandemic labor market through the eyes of Philly’s immigrant restaurant workers

The lack of social safety net in the undocumented immigrant community pushed many people towards other professions. At the same time, the higher vacancies in restaurants created newfound leverage in salary negotiations for some who have remained.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

For Muslim and Arab immigrants in Pennsylvania, September 11, 2001, forever changed their lives

Life for Muslims and Arabs in the U.S. and around the world changed in direct and intimate ways after the country suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history.

By Anthony Orozco

In Pennsylvania, anguish and a scramble to help Afghans fleeing the Taliban

At least 910 refugees from Afghanistan resettled in Pennsylvania between 2009 and 2019, mostly in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg/Lancaster.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

For many immigrants, language access is a major barrier to COVID vaccination

“If you look at different immigrant communities, you see completely different behavior,” Kheir Mugwaneza of Allegheny Health Network’s Center for Inclusion Health.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

State continues effort to vaccinate frontline farmworkers

The state is pushing to get vaccines in the arms of mushroom workers, many of them Mexican immigrants.

By Anthony Orozco
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