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Wellness Staff Highlight: Denise Ziya Berte, Ph.D

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
I grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated from Upper Darby High School. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Temple and my master’s and Doctorate at State University at Albany. I am the mother to...

Immigration News

Public Charge: What You Need to Know

See the below information from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center on the public charge rule change that was recently published and share this information widely. Please note below that this does not apply to refugees, asylees and specific other...

NSC News

NSC Board Chair, Nan Feyler, Named PA Innocence Project's New Executive Director

Philadelphia, PA (August 12, 2019) - The Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s President Howard Scher, recently announced the appointment of Nan Feyler as The Project’s new Executive Director. “After a thorough and professional search, we were extraordinarily fortunate to have...

Immigration News

NSC Statement on "Public Charge" Inadmissibility Final Rule

On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a new policy that denies legal immigrants in the United States the opportunity to become permanent residents for accessing legally entitled vital assistance programs, including food stamps, most forms of Medicaid and housing...

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Staff Highlight: Carlos Munoz (Staff Attorney of the Fund for Immigrant Justice)

Tell us a little bit about yourself. What did you study in school?
I graduated college in 2000, but did not go to law school until 2014. I was a paralegal in various capacities in Philadelphia (corporate law firm, sole practioner) before finding my calling in non-profit public interest...

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Immigration News

Call To Action

BREAKING NEWS : According to an article from Politico , the Administration is considering slashing the 2020 refugee admissions ceiling number to ZERO. On average, since 1980, the annual Presidential...

Staff Highlight: Catherine Hee of the PPR Program

In order to highlight the vital work, energy, and perspective that our internship program brings to NSC, communications staff interviewed current interns and volunteers. Read below for a Q and A with Catherine Hee, a Case Manager with the PPR team.

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Immigration News

ICE Raids: Know Your Rights

The Administration has announced plans to conduct raids to arrest and deport immigrants with court-ordered removal orders in at least 10 cities. The ICE raids may also lead to collateral arrests of other immigrants present during the enforcement activities. Philadelphia is not currently on the...

Immigration News

Call to Action: Support Organizations Working to Address the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Women, men, and children are fleeing extreme violence in their home countries and seeking refuge in the U.S. The government is responding by tearing families apart, detaining adults and children in unsafe conditions, attempting to end the Flores Agreement that requires basic safety and sanitary...

Language Access & Proficiency News

Summer ESL Registration is open!

English class registation is happening now. For more information, please click here .