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.

Immigrant Survivors Project Update:

Due to staffing capacity, the Immigrant Survivors Project (ISP) is not able to accept new cases for extended representation at this time. We are not maintaining a waitlist for services. We hope to reopen soon and will update this notice once we have reopened. Thank you for your patience.

Debido a la capacidad de personal, el Proyecto de Sobrevivientes Inmigrantes (ISP) no puede aceptar nuevos casos para una representación extendida en este momento. No estamos manteniendo una lista de espera para servicios. Actualizaremos este aviso una vez que podamos volver abrir para representación extendida. Gracias por su paciencia.


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

Removal Defense

Our removal defense programs help educate detained immigrants about their rights and provides free legal representation to immigrants in detention or in the community who are facing removal or separation from their families.

Legal help for survivors

Our Immigrant Survivors Project (ISP) provides client-centered legal services to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, & other violent crimes throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

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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.




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 advocates for greater capacity and systems chance through language access assistance, partnerships with law schools and universities, and legal training and education.



PIRC provides access to justice through legal services: Direct representation, coordination of pro bono legal assistance, and pro se assistance.

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Meet our 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.