“We think it’s urgent that we have sanctuary city status,” member Greg Godels said.
Two groups are marching today in Pittsburgh.
They’ve introduced a bill that would require all Pa. employers to use E-Verify, a federal program that determines if a person can work legally in the U.S.
Elected officials including Mayor Bill Peduto will discuss the research at an event tonight at the Fetterman’s house.
One member, Rep. Tony DeLuca, has again introduced a bill to penalize business owners who employ undocumented immigrants.
Meanwhile, dozens of people marched in Beechview to support Pittsburgh’s Latino and immigrant communities.
Las Palmas, Edgar’s Best Tacos, La Palapa, Chicken Latino and more are closed.
They joined Academics United rallies happening across the country.
The undocumented father of three “sparked an immigrant rights movement” in Pittsburgh, organizers with his campaign say.
“ICE was successful in dividing us, but they could not separate our souls and our hearts,” his wife, Alma, said.
The undocumented immigrant’s deportation is drawing protesters to the South Side.