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

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!

 September 24-  Dine out to Support PIRC! 

  • By dining out at the Iron Hill Brewery in Lancaster, PA on September 24th and presenting the coupon below, 20% of your purchase will be donated to PIRC ! Please join us for great food and help support our work!  Click here to view and print coupons.
Where: 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603 
When: Coupons will be honored during all business hours on Thursday, September 24th
For More Information: Contact Liz at 717-600-8099, or by e-mail at [email protected]

March 20- Information Session entitled, "Know your Rights-Immigrant Benefits for Crime Victims" 

  • PIRC is pleased to offer this event which is free and open to the public on March 20th, from 7-8PM at the Islamic Community Center in Lancaster, PA.  For more information about this event, please click on the following link: March 20th PIRC Event, Know Your Rights

January 17- Information Session on Administrative Relief.

  • PIRC is partnering with the York City School District to offer information about President Obama's Executive Order for Administrative Relief.You may be eligible for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). To learn more, come to our Information Session:  January 10, 2015,  10 a.m. to noon at the William Penn Sr. High School Cafeteria,  101 West College Avenue, York, PA 17403. Entrance is on W. College and S. Pershing Avenues. Parking is available in the corner lot on S. Pershing and W. Princess Streets. Pre-registration is not necessary.



(717) 600-8099

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