News and Press

Almost 2 Weeks After The Quake, Aid Is Just Getting To Some Remote Towns In Haiti

"Eleven days after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake killed 2,200 people and destroyed 50,000 homes in Haiti's southern peninsula, humanitarian groups and Haitians alike say that aid is only just now reaching some of the region's most remote communities. And residents say their needs are...

Press Coverage

How to help Afghan refugees: Where you can volunteer, donate, and more in Philadelphia

According to an announcement from the Pentagon this week, the U.S. government has plans to settle some 22,000 refugees coming to the country and house them temporarily in military bases, according to the Washington Post. And, according to the Department of State, Philadelphia is one of a number...

Immigration News

Stand with Philly's Afghan Community

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Press Advisory

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., August 20, 2021— With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, many Afghans are desperately trying to flee or taking cover for...

NSC Statement on Afghanistan

NSC is committed to supporting families seeking safety in the US from Afghanistan, now and in the future. We are monitoring the human crisis very closely. We stand in solidarity with the growing diaspora community in Philadelphia, and as a refugee resettlement agency, we stand ready to provide...
NSC News

Cambodian man freed from ICE detention after Philly groups push for his freedom

Saroun Khan, now 41, was about four when he and his parents landed in Philadelphia in 1984, as refugees from the Cambodian genocide. After serving more than a year in an ICE jail for an old crime--taking a car as a teenager—he has finally been freed from custody. Khan’s case was...

Partner News

I’m a doctor who examines asylum seekers. I want Biden to fix the asylum system.

"My patient asked me to evaluate him for evidence of his beatings and torture. This is a common scenario for doctors who examine asylum seekers. By documenting physical marks and psychological effects of refugees’ trauma, we can add credibility to their applications seeking asylum in...

Press Coverage

Deporting Asian refugees, activists say, is anti-Asian violence – and removals are up

The US is deporting a vast number of Asian immigrants, particularly Southeast Asians, many based on old criminal convictions. Anti-Asian violence comes in many forms, one being government policies that deport individuals who have lived in the US for decades to nations their families fled. One of...

Press Coverage

NSC's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

"NSC is running its own series of vaccine clinics for immigrants, partnering with the city and Sun-Ray Pharmacies. On Friday (March 12th. 2021), just across the street from the federal mass vaccination site at the Convention Center, they vaccinated more than 200 people with their first...

NSC News

Leadership Promotions

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., March 4, 2021—Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is proud to announce the recent promotions of four staff members. These ascensions are part of a long-term succession plan for the agency and will enable NSC to meet the rising demand for our services expected during the...