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HIAS Pennsylvania

  • Location:
    600 Chestnut Street
    Suite 500B
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
    (215) 832-0919
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls, Website, Intake hours: Tuesdays 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Wednesdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (call to make an appointment)
  • Appointments accepted:

HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees and assists refugees in the resettlement process.

Counties served: Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia
Detention Facilities Served: Berks County Family Shelter (PA), York County Prison (PA)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Citizenship / Civics classes, Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Arabic, Cambodian, English, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Intake hours: Tuesdays 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Wednesdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (call to make an appointment).

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 15
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 7
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 3

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Immigration Advocates Network


Volunteer Coordinator
Anneke Kat
(215) 832-0900