Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center

The Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) works to provide access to justice for vulnerable immigrants in detention and in the community through legal services, education and advocacy:

  • Access to justice begins with an understanding of individual rights under law. PIRC educates immigrants in detention and in the community about their legal options.
  • PIRC provides access to justice through legal services – direct representation, coordination of pro bono legal assistance, and pro se assistance.
  • PIRC advocates for greater capacity and systems change through language access assistance, partnerships with law schools and universities, and legal training and education.

News and Events

June 2016- PIRC is hosting the Light of Liberty Award Reception on the evening of June 8th, 2016 at the Yorktowne Hotel in York, Pa.  This event recognizes all of the volunteers and supporters in 2015 who have transformed lives through their efforts.  Stay tuned for PIRC's press release about the event!

April 2016- PIRC was recently featured in the Central Penn Business Journal.  Click here to access the article about PIRC's work and our 20th anniversary!

April 2016- PIRC and HIAS Pennsylvania, together with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Human Rights First, and ACLU of Pennsylvania are collaborating to raise funds for a part-time advocate for the immigrant women and children detained at Berks County Residential Center.  To donate, please click here!

April 2016-Free Informational Session on Citizenship - PIRC, in collaboration with the AILA Philadelphia Chapter and CASA, is offering a free informational session on citizenship on April 2nd!  Those who attend may be eligible for a follow up session which includes citizenship application assistance on April 9th.  Click here to learn more!

March 2016-  PIRC is celebrating our 20th anniversary!  Click here to read our press release!

December 2015-  Hope for the Holidays:  This holiday season, PIRC is joining with various organizations to promote a toy drive and card writing campaign organized by the Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Service to benefit immigrant children and families held in detention.  We hope that you will consider donating a gift to the children and families at the Berks County Residential Center!  To give, simply click here to choose and purchase your gift by January 1, 2016, which will then be taken to the Center.  To learn more about the gift drive, click here.  To learn about the card writing campaign, click here.  We hope you can participate!



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