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access to justice for vulnerable immigrants in detention and in the community

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

We remain undeterred in our commitment to immigrant rights.

Will you join us in the fight for a Pennsylvania where all residents thrive with dignity, justice, and without fear?

Access & Education

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.

Legal Services

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.

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of detained individuals in removal proceedings receive no legal representation. The Legal Orientation Program fills a critical gap in the system by increasing access to justice for thousands of individuals each year.

Our Programs

Our programs work to provide access to justice for vulnerable immigrants at risk of detention or deportation, immigrant survivors of violence, and lawful permanent residents seeking to naturalize, through legal services, education, and advocacy.

Removal Defense

Our removal defense programs help educate detained immigrants about their rights in a complex legal system and provide legal representation to the most vulnerable.


Immigrant Survivors

Our Immigrant Survivors Project (ISP) provides legal services to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other violent crimes.



PIRC offers immigrants assistance with the naturalization process to become U.S. citizens.



It takes a team…

Our team of dedicated and passionate individuals work together every day to advocate for immigrants in the community and civil detention, defending those most vulnerable and fighting for stable immigration status for immigrants and their families.


Recognizing George Floyd

Like so many across the United States and around the world, PIRC staff was horrified to witness the murder of George Floyd. Racism, both overt and implicit, is deeply rooted in the United States and has been a major barrier to achieving a just society for all, including immigrants. Read the entire statement from PIRC’s staff and Board here.


Como muchos a través de Estados Unidos y alrededor del mundo, el personal de PIRC se horrorizo al presenciar el asesinato de George Floyd. El racismo, tanto abierto como implícito, está profundamente arraigado en los Estados Unidos y ha sido una barrera importante para lograr una sociedad justa para todos, incluidos los inmigrantes. Lea la declaración completa aquí.