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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...

The verdict is a victory for police accountability, but one conviction does not exonerate a system that too often fails Black and Brown communities

The verdict is a victory for police accountability, but one conviction does not exonerate a system that too often fails Black and Brown communities; a system mired in racial injustice and impunity for police violence. We must re-examine law enforcement and public safety systems and challenge...

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...

Immigration News

Executive Order on Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees

Read President Biden's full statement on Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration

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Housing Updates

Federal eviction moratorium: extended until March 31st

In order to check if you are eligible and fill out the form visit: https://www.allianceforhousingjustice.org/understand-cdc-eviction-moratorium...