Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
One of our wonderful interns wa spotlighted on The University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice.
Read the full article: MSW Student Calls Attention to Refugees, International Social Work
HIAS Pennsylvania, together with the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association Pro Bono Committee and La Comunidad Hispana,conducted a training for immigration and family law attorneys interested in representing unaccompanied minors on September 30th, 2014. Below are links to video of the training.
Drexel University is seeking participants to take part in a research study involving political asylum and trauma.
Asylee Outreach Program Coordinator Jason Hernandez is working with Sarah Filone at Drexel University to research asylum applications in an attempt to create a more fair system moving forward. They are interested in the ways adult asylees communicate their stories in an interview.
Derivative asylees are welcome to participate.
Our friends at Welcoming America is pleased to be partnering with the Center for Applied Linguistics to present:
Promoting a Culture of Welcome for Refugees in Schools: Approaches and Opportunities Webinar
150 legal volunteers needed to help new Americans apply for citizenship!
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, November 7 at 10am
CONTACT:Nicole Kligerman, (484) 437 9676 English, Spanish.
“The time is now for compassionate and comprehensive immigration reform!”
WHAT Interfaith Press Conference for Immigration Reform
WHO Press Conference Speakers:
Did you know:
There are people who pretend to be immigration legal experts in order to exploit unknowing immigrants? These notarios charge unreasonable fees for help they cannot give in order to exploit a needing population and to make a quick buck - and sometimes end up getting those they claim to be helping into deportation. Its a known harm in the immigrant rights community, and our Managing Attorney Philippe Weisz recently spoke to the local press about it. See the full article below!
by Hannah Hyams*, age 15
Judith Bernstein-Baker, the Executive Director of HIAS Pennsylvania, was selected to join a delegation of immigration policy experts, legal scholars, legislators, journalists, and academics from 16 states to participate in a week long German Study Tour from April 14 to April 19, 2013. HIAS Pennsylvania, a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey provides legal, social and support services to immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region. The agency has served over 320,000 newcomers sin