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Dear Friends and Supporters,

For the entire Nationalities Service Center (NSC) family, 2017 tested our organization to its core, from the launch of the initial Travel Ban in late January to the recent announcement that the United States would resettle 59% fewer refugees. This year...

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NSC Featured on WHYY: "A first Thanksgiving for some new Philadelphia residents"

For the 13th consecutive year, NSC joined forces with our generous partners to host our Annual Thanksgiving event at Arch Street Methodist Church in Philadelphia. We cherish this event as an opportunity to break bread with folks who may never have celebrated the holiday, as well as to...

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"Supreme Court Considers Limits on No-Bond Immigration Detention"

"On the final day of the last Supreme Court term, the court listed two cases for reargument. Both had been argued prior to the nomination and confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, and both were presumably tied, 4-4, as the term came to a close. Both, when decided ­during the upcoming...

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NSC Provides Eyeglasses through Partnership with New Eyes

By Mahima Sukumar, National Health Corps - Philadelphia, Americorps Member serving at NSC

I scroll past the classic silver and rectangular ones. Then, my cursor points to the bold pink with a pattern on the edges. "This one?” I ask.

My client’s...

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NSC Promotes Wellness through Weekly Activities

Establishing a new home in a new country with new systems and language is demanding and can be a stressful time for many refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. Additionally, the nature of the work of service providers at a dynamic agency like NSC takes a great deal of energy and personal...

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NSC Hosts Know Your Rights Groups

In January of this year, we launched our Know Your Rights group with refugees, asylees, immigrants, and asylum-seekers here at NSC. This human rights group is catered to refugee and asylum-seeking communities and is currently the first of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia region. Given our...

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Bridge to Wellness Hosts Community Events

The Bridge to Wellness program hosted two community events this past September for clients and their children who reside outside of Philadelphia in some of the surrounding counties.
This program works alongside an immigration specialist at NSC who provides free legal immigration...

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Action Alert!

Dear Friends of NSC,

We wanted to let you know that in recent weeks, NSC has learned of major cuts to a number of refugee and immigrant programs. Most critically, the funding for our work readiness program for newly arrived refugees, which helps them secure sustainable employment, has...

Immigration News

New EO builds "virtual wall" for some refugees

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, a new Executive Order was issued that expands the already thorough vetting process for refugees from 11 countries: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In addition, new vetting procedures will be developed for...

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Thank you!

Nationalities Service Center is so grateful to Ange Branca of Sate Kampar and Anita Davidson for hosting the Muhibbah Dinner last night on behalf of NSC. It was a wonderful evening of delicious cuisine from around the world and great conversation. Thank you to all who came out to support this...