HIAS Pennsylvania can only serve refugees if they are allowed into the country in the first place. We can only help support immigrants with legal services if vulnerable immigrants are given protections from the government. You can advocate for just policies for refugees and immigrants by calling your representatives, protesting, and more.

HIAS Pennsylvania’s 2022 Wish List for Immigration

Join us in creating a safer, more welcoming Philadelphia for immigrants!

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.

Educate yourself and others

If you want to bring in a HIAS Pennsylvania expert to educate your group about immigration, check out our services for groups.

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Here’s a taste!

1 week ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
Does advocacy really make a difference? Here are just a few of our advocacy wins from 2021 that HIAS PA’s staff, partners, and friends made happen. We hope these successes will motivate all of you to join us as we embark on implementing our advocacy resolutions for 2022.Read more here: ... See MoreSee Less
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Follow @hiaspa_youth_edu for information, upcoming events, and resources about schools and colleges!#hiaspa #hiaspennsylvania #follow #information #upcomingevents #resources #school #college #colleges ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
Registration is now open for the next Philadelphia Citizenship Action Network (PCAN) FREE Virtual Citizenship Class, beginning Tuesday, February 19th.-Starting February 19th, Indochinese American Council will host a citizenship class on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Students can register here: or by using the QR code on the flyer. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

HIAS Pennsylvania
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the state of immigration today?Here's your chance to stand up and take action!Join us for our 3rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Action and Advocacy, where you can interact with a panel of experts on Afghan evacuees and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians, and then take action, writing letters to your legislators advocating for immigration reform and best practices.Take action for immigrants this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with HIAS Pennsylvania!HIAS PA's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Action and AdvocacyMonday, January 17th, 2021, 10AM-12PMRegister here: ... 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.