Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
HIAS Pennsylvania assists individuals seeking to naturalize by providing application assistance and representation at USCIS interviews. The program specializes in serving vulnerable adults, including helping eligible disabled or elderly refugees and immigrants waive part or all of the citizenship examination due to their disability. HIAS Pennsylvania has one of the largest caseloads of vulnerable citizenship applicants in Pennsylvania and a very high success rate; the staff is often called upon to provide technical assistance and training in disability issues. More than 200 new Americans are assisted annually from age 18 to 107, including Latino immigrants and refugees from Africa, Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union.