Advocate

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
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Here’s a taste!

2 days ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
Announcing: FREE CITIZENSHIP CLASSES hosted by the Pennsylvania Citizenship Action Network (PCAN)!District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund will host a VIRTUAL citizenship class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-11:30am starting January 24, 2023.There will be an In-Person Information Session on Tuesday January 10th at 10am @ District 1199C, 100 S. Broad Street, Phila, PA 19110.Students must register for the class by January 13th. Register now at 1199ctraining.org/citizenshipIf you have problems registering online for this class, you can contact Patty Miele, ESL program coordinator at District 1199C at pmiele@1199ctraining.org / 267-571-5550. For questions about the PCAN program and/or future classes, contact Mary Clark, PCAN Coordinator at HIAS Pennsylvania at mclark@hiaspa.org / 215-832-0912.All classes are free of charge. To enroll in the class, students must speak basic English and have a green card. Space is limited and students may not enroll in more than one PCAN #citizenship class at a time.Learn more at hiaspa.org/p-can#CitizenshipClass #immigrant #immigrants #GreenCard #GreenCards #CitizenshipClasses #immigration ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
Are you ready to change an immigrant's life?It's not too late to open your arms to immigrants in Greater Philadelphia!Your gift today means that immigrants and refugees have access, year-round and for years to come, to lawyers who help them get their green cards, and to social services professionals who help them access medical care for a healthy and productive life.A donation to an immigrant today changes a life forever.Change an immigrant's life today!hiaspa.org/donate#GivingTuesday #givingtuesday2022 #donate #donatetoday ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
Whether they arrive by bus from our southern border, or come to us after being airlifted out of a treacherous country during a crisis, the most vulnerable immigrants and refugees need care and support when they first arrive in Philadelphia.Your Giving Tuesday donation today means immigrants get immediate help to fulfill their most urgent needs now, and ongoing legal representation and social services support moving forward.*Your immigrant neighbors need your help today to find a safe home and a warm welcome in Philadelphia.*Your donation today means that, no matter where they come from or how they get here, immigrants and refugees are immediately met with a hot meal, a warm bed to sleep in after their long journey, open arms, and a lawyer to take on their case.hiaspa.org/donate#GivingTuesday #givingtuesday2022 #donate #donatetoday ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
TODAY on Giving Tuesday, you have the opportunity to be part of a worldwide effort to give back to those in need in our community and help immigrants like Cristina*—pictured here sharing a Thanksgiving meal at our Thankful Together event last Sunday—begin new lives here in Pennsylvania!hiaspa.org/donate#donatenow #donate #givingtuesday2022 #GivingTuesday*Name has been changed ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
Join Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA *TONIGHT, November 29th, at 7PM* for their discussion with HIAS PA's Executive Director, Cathryn Miller-Wilson!CALENDAR ALERT: Welcoming the StrangerJoin us tomorrow evening, November 29, at 7 p.m. on Zoom as we hear from HIAS Pennsylvania Executive Director Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Esq. about how we can help support refugees. Rabbi Leah Rachel Berkowitz will talk about the Jewish imperative to welcome the stranger. This is a free event. We encourage donations to HIAS at hiaspa.org. To get the Zoom link, please email: nat.dyen@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Unleash generosity this Giving Tuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, you can change an immigrant's life!


This Giving Tuesday, you have the opportunity to be part of a worldwide effort to give back to those in need in our community and help immigrants and refugees begin new lives here in Pennsylvania!

Join us ONLINE at 12:45PM TODAY at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

Join us at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

The in-person Tikkun Olam Awards are sold out!

Join us online TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 19th, at 12:45PM at the virtual Tikkun Olam Awards!


Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

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/

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.