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

October 22-  PIRC is partnering with the International Service Center to offer workshops on Naturalization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on October 22nd at the Martin Library in York, PA. These informational sessions are free and open to the public! For more information, please see the English flyer and the Spanish flyer. Call Fernanda Castillo at 717-600-8099 with any questions!

October-December- The York County Literacy Council and The School District of the City of York are offering free Citizenship classes in York.  Interested individuals need to pre-register.  For more information, check out the York County Literacy Council flyer and the School District of the City of York flyer.

October 12- PIRC is hosting a fundraiser at the Iron Hill in Lancaster!  Simply by presenting this coupon and dining out at the Iron Hill on October 12th, 20% of proceeds of your food bill will be donated to PIRC!  Please share and contact Liz at [email protected], 717-600-8099 if you have any questions:

September 19-24- Check out the flyer on the upcoming National Welcome Week events! 
The week's events are being put together by a committee of representatives from the YMCA of York, The City of York, The School District of the City of York, York County Literacy Council, CASA, PIRC, I-ron-ic, Church World Service, Haitian Church of York, Representative Kevin Schreiber, Dolores Minaya-Community Organizer, and the York Hispanic Coalition.  These events celebrate the growing movement to support and encourage inclusive communities that celebrate New Americans.

July 2016-Thank you to all of our 2015 volunteers and supporters!  At our Light of Liberty Awards Reception on June 8th, we honored the many people who gave their time, talent, and support to PIRC and the people we serve.   Check out photos from the evening here!

June 2016-PIRC Announces Program Name Change:

The Central Pennsylvania Immigration Project (CPIP) is now the Immigrant Survivors Project (ISP).The new name, Immigrant Survivors Project reflects PIRC's admiration for the immigrant women, men and children who survive violence and who have the resiliency to build new lives of hope and opportunity. Immigrant Survivors Project speaks about the passion PIRC has for serving immigrant survivors and for connecting them with tools and resources to help them reach their dreams. 

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.  Click here 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!




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