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Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center

P.O. Box 20339
112 Pleasant Acres Road, Suite I York, PA 17402

717-600-8099 (phone)
717-600-8044 (fax)
  • 717-600-8099
  • To provide access to justice for vulnerable immigrants, both adults and family members, who are held in civil immigration detention and who are survivors of violence in the community. PIRC advances this mission through education, advocacy, and legal services.
  • Income guidelines: 125% – 187.5% of federal poverty level Geographic guidelines: Pennsylvania
  • For immigrants in detention, intakes are taken as part of Legal Orientation Program services during an Individual Orientation. Intakes permit case assessment and identification of particularly vulnerable immigrants and others in need of representation. For immigrant victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and other crimes in the community, intakes are conducted in locations easily accessible to victims, often in the offices of partner domestic violence and sexual assault agencies.
  • Immigration Law: removal/deportation proceedings with an emphasis on asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture; forms of relief with an emphasis on VAWA, T and U visas
  • Provides direct legal services, pro se assistance, education, and referrals for pro bono representation in two major program areas: Detained Programs – removal/deportation proceedings with an emphasis on immigrants who have fled torture or fear being returned to their home country, who have mental challenges, and other vulnerable populations; and Community Programs – survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes.
  • Mary Studzinski
  • Christina Powers - Detained Programs Diana Locke - Community Programs
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