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Asylum Officer’s Presentation

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

REGISTER HERE for the Asylum Officer’s presentation – we hope you can join us!


On Thursday, June 23rd, at 1PM, HIAS PA and Ballard Spahr will host a presentation by a Supervisory Asylum Officer from the Newark Asylum Office of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Asylum Officer will offer advice on how to present an effective affirmative asylum application and how attorneys can best prepare their clients for their asylum interviews. The Officer will also share insights and answer questions specifically related to preparing applications for Afghan asylum seekers.

This program is approved for 1.0 CLE Credits in CA, NJ, NY, & PA. DE CLE is pending. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be provided for the purpose of seeking credit in other jurisdictions.

Attorneys who are interested in representing an asylum seeker and who have not participated in HIAS PA’s substantive training on asylum law are encouraged to contact Jessica Daly, HIAS PA’s pro bono coordinator, at jdaly@hiaspa.org for more information about additional trainings and being paired with a client in need of representation.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa Whiteley (whiteleyl@ballardspahr.com) and Jessica Daly (jdaly@hiaspa.org).

Please note, this training will NOT be recorded per USCIS’s requirements.


REGISTER HERE for the Asylum Officer’s presentation – we hope you can join us!

TONIGHT (4/20) - Join us ONLINE at the 2023 Golden Door Awards!

Join us ONLINE at 6:45PM TONIGHT, Thursday, April 20th, for HIAS PA's 2023 Golden Door Awards: United for Immigrants!

Happy Passover from HIAS Pennsylvania!HIAS PA is closed in observance of the Jewish holiday of Passover

HIAS Pennsylvania will be closed in observance of the Jewish holiday of Passover from 1PM on Wednesday, April 5th through Friday, April 7th, and on Wednesday, April 12th and Thursday, April 13th.

Join us at the 2023 Golden Door Awards!United for Immigrants

The Golden Door Awards is HIAS Pennsylvania's annual fundraiser. Your generous support helps us serve low-income immigrants from all over the world as they build new lives in our community.

Building closed until further noticeHIAS PA remains open!

HIAS PA’s physical offices at 600 Chestnut Street are CLOSED until further notice due to a burst pipe in the building.

Our organization remains open, and HIAS PA staff continue to work remotely at this time.

Please call (215) 832-0900 with any questions.

Building closed until further noticeHIAS PA remains open!

HIAS PA’s physical offices at 600 Chestnut Street are CLOSED until further notice due to a burst pipe in the building.

Our organization remains open, and HIAS PA staff continue to work remotely at this time.

Please call (215) 832-0900 with any questions.

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/event/thankful-together-2021/

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Register now for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/event/thankful-together-2021/

Celebrate our volunteers who make this all possible!Click here at 11:45AM to join our Annual Meeting!

Click here to join our virtual Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

POSTPONED! Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan

Today's Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan Facebook Live event has been postponed due to a worldwide Facebook outage. We will update you as soon as possible about rescheduling the event.