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Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center

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Causes: Crime & Law, Legal Services, Public Interest Law

Mission: The pennsylvania immigration resource center(pirc) is a non-profit organization that strives to ensure access to justice for vulnerable immigrants. Pirc protects dignity and human rights by providing education and legal representation to immigrants seeking to obtain or protect their legal status in the united states.

Programs: Through its legal orientation program (lop), pirc delivers group legal orientations to immigrants detained at the york county prison and the berks county residential center who are facing removal from the united states. Pirc educates attendees about their rights, immigration legal options, and the immigration court process. Through the lop, pirc also provides pro se workshops, individual orientations and referral for pro bono representation. More than 80% of detained immigrants lack legal representation before the immigration court. The lop seeks to empower individuals to evaluate their case and represent themselves before the court, as appropriate. The lop is a critical component of pirc's access to justice mission. In 2014, more than 1,600 individuals were served through the lop.

pirc's central pennsylvania immigration project (cpip) provides holistic legal services to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crimes. Pirc is the only nonprofit to provide these free legal services in a nine-county region in south central pennsylvania. Through advocacy and the provision of legal services, pirc seeks to eliminate an entire class of individuals in the region who are routinely victimized and previously had no recourse or access to protection under our laws. In 2014, pirc provided services to 147 immigrant victims.

through pirc's vulnerable populations in detention program, pirc provides direct representation and pro se assistance to indigent immigrants held in immigration detention at the york county prison and the berks county residential center. Pirc provides direct representation to the most vulnerable including victims of crime, individuals with mental health challenges, asylum-seekers, and the illiterate. During 2014, pirc attorneys provided direct representation to 29 individuals before the immigration court

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Rating: 1

This organization does not do the work it says it does. It hires very immature staff who have no idea what they are doing. They have people who are not lawyers giving out legal advice to immigrants, promise to represent people and don't call them back or offer any help. It is a big ripoff. They send people to court to represent people and don't know the law. No one should donate money to this group.

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