The United States has a long and proud tradition of welcoming newcomers. Changes in immigration laws are eroding the protection of asylum seekers and others who seek a better life in this country. The services provided by Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) often represent the only hope for the many individuals who face removal from the United States, including those seeking asylum.
In providing legal and educational resources to detained populations, PIRC seeks to empower unrepresented immigrants to evaluate and manifest their defenses against deportation from the United States.
PIRC believes that detained immigrants have a right to adequate information concerning their immigration status and access to effective legal resources. Our goal is to ensure access to justice for immigrants who are detained by ICE and facing removal from the United States.