Educating, advocating, ensuring access to justice.

The Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) provides high quality legal services so that vulnerable immigrants and their families have access to justice and a more secure future.


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 chance 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  and provide legal representation to the most vulnerable.

Immigrant Survivors

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


PIRC offers assistance and education to immigrants with lawful permanent residence status 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.