Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
This event will be filmed and broadcast. Please arrive no later than 9:30 in order to ensure a prompt start.
Children from Central America are fleeing their countries for reasons that include gang and domestic violence, severe poverty, lack of governmental protections, and long time separation from family members (some in temporary lawful immigration status in the U.S.).
A growing number of these unaccompanied minors are being relocated in the Philadelphia region. As such, this humanitarian crisis presents important challenges that require understanding of the unique needs and issues facing these children. This forum will provide an opportunity to learn from experts with first-hand experience in this issue and will outline the various ways in which we can collectively act to provide relief.
-Steven Larin, Nationalities Service Center
-Prof. Milton Machuca-Galvez, Swarthmore College
-Elizabeth Yaeger, HIAS Pennsylvania
-Mary Clark, Esperanza Immigration Legal Services
Join us for a community meeting about the ebola outbreak has been organized for next week with Carla Pendino (USCIS Community Relations Officer), who will explain what immigration relief measures, if any, are available to clients and their families. All are welcome.
Summer has finally, truly hit Philadelphia now, just in time for another Young Friends Happy Hour! Learn about our advocacy efforts to convince Congress to cut through the red tape instead of refugee funding, and our upcoming panel about the many unaccompanied minors coming to the US. And we're still collecting fans for refugee homes!
Join us at Mixto for their happy hour:
Bubbles Night $5
Learn the answers to all the questions you have about HIAS Pennsylvania but never got to ask!
Hosted by President Linda Harker at her personal residence, join the HIAS Pennsylvania Board of Directors and senior staff for refreshments on Sunday, June 8.
Coordinated by HIAS Pennsylvania and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), nonprofit organizations will be partnering with immigration attorneys and law schools across Pennsylvania to offer free citizenship application assistance to eligible legal permanent residents. Sites will include Center City Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, Lansdale, (Montgomery County), York, and Avondale (Chester County).
See the links below for the registration form, calendar of events, and more information.
Session # 1: Friday, February 28, 9:00 am-11:00 am
Location: Duane Morris, 30 South 17th Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia
Session # 2: Thursday, March 6, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: HIAS Pennsylvania, 2100 Arch Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia
Webinar Date: Thursday, March 20, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Login info: Will be sent directly to registrants.
To sign up for any session:
Esperanza Immigration Legal Services
Nationalities Service Center
First Haitian Church of God of Prophecy
Multicultural Community Family Services (Upper Darby)
St. Rocco Center
Lansdale Library (Lansdale)
Church World Service
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Join the Young Friends of HIAS Pennsylvania at the first Happy Hour of 2014 at Indeblue, where Indian-born Chef Rakesh Ramola will join us briefly to talk about his experience as an immigrant making a name in the United States.