Refugees and immigrants are impacted by federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures every single day.

Advocate for Ukrainians

As of today, 2 million people have been forced to flee Ukraine because of Russia’s invasion.

Advocate for Afghan Refugees

The US government must waive fees and provide work authorization and public benefits to ALL refugees arriving from Afghanistan.

Haitians Also Need Our Help

Between the effects of climate change, ongoing political turmoil, floods, and earthquakes, Haitian refugees need our help. Learn more about how you can help Haitian refugees find security in the United States.

Advocacy is not just about doing, it’s also about educating.

See our Talking Points so you can feel comfortable talking about advocacy issues and educating your community about immigration.

Advocacy Call/Letter Scripts

Contact your legislators and advocate for just immigration policies using our call and letter scripts.

Keep up to date with current immigration events and HIAS Pennsylvania news by
following us on Facebook.

Here’s a taste!

2 days ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
We can't wait to see you!On Wednesday, August 17th, from 4:30PM to 7:30PM, celebrate our move, learn more about our programs, and meet with HIAS Pennsylvania staff in our new office space on Independence Mall!Register here: ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
There's still time to join us in Washington Square Park for our #advocacyfamilypicnic with Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
Tomorrow!Join HIAS Pennsylvania and Elena's Light at 6PM tomorrow, August 4th, for a Know Your Rights presentation on immigration options for Afghans.This will be presented in English, Dari, and Pashto.#immigration #afghan #afghans #TPS #HumanitarianParole #asylum #specialimmigrantvisa #HP #SIV #temporaryprotectedstatus #English #dari #Pashto ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Postcards for tomorrow's #AdvocacyPicnic are hot off the presses!Are you joining HIAS Pennsylvania and @templebzbi in Washington Square Park tomorrow?#immigrants #advocacy #RefugeesWelcome #picnic ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Join HIAS PA and Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI) in Washington Square Park in ONE WEEK for our Advocacy Family Picnic!On Wednesday, August 3rd, at 5:30PM, your kids will get the chance to learn about immigration and how to welcome your refugee neighbors!Spread friendship around the world with HIAS PA and BZBI: ... See MoreSee Less
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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:

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.

Join us for Thankful TogetherWatch performances from cultural groups and immigrants from around Philadelphia.
Take action now to #SaveAsylum

The USCIS has proposed "Security Bars and Processing" in an attempt to continue to gut asylum. Click here to find out what you can do to help!

Give immigrants a brighter future

Make 2021 better for immigrants and refugees by ensuring they have the support to recover from anti-immigrant policies and the pandemic.

Double your donation this Giving Tuesday!All gifts will be matched up to a total of $11,000

Help every immigrant achieve their greatest potential by ensuring there are no obstacles like a lack of legal status or language access stand in their way.