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 in detention, immigrant survivors of violence, and legal permanent residents seeking to naturalize, through legal services, education, and advocacy.


Our detention 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.


In partnership with the York County Literacy Council, PIRC offers immigrants assistance with the naturalization process in order 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.