Light of Liberty Award Reception, 2017 (c) Casey Albright

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

Early 2018- 

In early 2018, PIRC will partner with local organizations to conduct legal clinics.  Attendees will receive Know Your Rights training as well as an opportunity to meet with a legal service provider for a screening of their individual cases.  For more information, email Alexa at [email protected].


A comienzos de 2018, PIRC se asociara con organizaciones locales para llevar a cabo las clinicas legales. Los asistentes recibiran una capacitacion sobre sus derechos y tambien oportunidades de reunirse con un  proveedor de servicios legalles para que les de una proyeccion de sus casos. Para mayor informacion contactarse via email con Alexa [email protected].


January 2018- Remember to check out our Updates page to access current information and resources on immigration-related news!


August 4 2017-  The International Service Center in Harrisburg is offering a free information session on citizenship! Learn more


June 7 2017-    PIRC is excited to announce our  Light of Liberty Awards Reception scheduled for June 7, 2017!  Please join us in honoring all of the many volunteers and supporters who stood with immigrants in 2016!  We are so happy to be working with you!  LEARN MORE


May 2017- We are honored to receive the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Immigration Law Pro Bono Award!  The award was created to recognize annually the pro bono accomplishments of an individual/organization working with the Pennsylvania Bar Association in immigration law.  Read more here!


April 18 2017- PIRC's Executive Director, Mary Studzinski, discusses Immigration Executive Orders with host Tom O'Shea during Legal Lines, a cable television program sponsored by the York County (PA) Bar Association/York County Bar Foundation!


January 24 2017  Mayor Kim Bracey of York issues Executive Order making York a "Welcoming City."  Read PIRC's response.