Pennsylvania Policies Restricting ICE Collaboration

The following are sample local policies that restrict government collaboration with ICE. They are referenced our toolkit entitled Dismantling ICE in Pennsylvania.  Please note that these policies are not meant to serve as model language but can help inform advocates about what is already in place throughout the state.

Borough of State College Resolution 1180 (2017)

Butler County Prison Policy – Ice Detainers (2014)

City of Phila. v. Sessions, 280 F.Supp.3d 579

City of York Mayor’s Exec. Order on Immigration (2017)

Clarion County Corrections Policy S-400

Gettysburg Police Dep’t Policy 414 (2019)

Phila. Exec. Order No. 5-16 (2016)

Phila. Exec. Order 8-09 (2009)

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Order No. 11-3 (Unbiased Policing Policy, 2017)



COVID-19 Q&A for Philadelphia Workers

This fact sheet provides answers to workers’ questions about unemployment compensation, federal benefits, sick leave and family leave, and other topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For progressive employers: how to protect immigrant workers

Law Students Manish Kurien (’19), Nathan Larkin (’20), and Natalia Ruggiero (’20), worked with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to educate progressive employers about immigrant worker rights. They created the following training, speaking notes, and handouts in English and Chinese for use by advocacy groups or employer networks.

Detainer policies reported by Pennsylvania counties

This page provides links to responses collected by the Sheller Center in 2014 from Pennsylvania counties concerning their policies on immigration detainers. These responses were collected as part of the research that led to “A Changing Landscape: Pennsylvania Counties Reevaluate Policies on Immigration Detainers.” Counties that reported that they had no policy on the subject, or that did not respond, are not included.

Armstrong County

Bedford County

Berks County

Bucks County – #1 of 2

Bucks County – #2 of 2

Bradford County

Butler County

Chester County

Clarion County

Dauphin County

Erie County

Fayette County

Lebanon County

Lehigh County

Luzerne County

Lycoming County

Mercer County

Mifflin County

Montgomery County

Montour County

Northampton County

Perry County

Pike County

Tioga County

Westmoreland County

York County