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You Made it Possible!

Thank you for your generous support during our matching gift challenge for NSC’s Fund for Immigrant justice. We surpassed our goal of $10,000 and the Austelle Foundation will be maximizing your impact by matching your donation amount up to $10,000. With your support and the Austelle...

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Press Conference Coverage

The Nationalities Service Center, NSC was joined by HIAS Pennsylvania and Bethany Christian Services on Thursday, September 6th for a press conference to discuss the administration's plan to dismantle the Refugee Resettlement Program. Current and former...

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Call to Action: #Welcome75k Refugees!

The Administration just announced that they will only allow up to 30,000 refugees in the coming year. As friends of refugees, we know the challenges newcomers face are greater than ever. It is time to...

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NSC Board Chair Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

NSC is delighted to share that Alicia Karr, NSC's Board Chair, was named a recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2018 Minority Business Leader Award. You can read more about Alicia and her work below.

Congratulations, Alicia!...

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Immigrant advocates fear U.S. will no longer be a beacon for refugees

"The fear among immigration advocates is not only that thousands of refugees could remain stuck in overseas camps. Or that staffers at resettlement agencies in Philadelphia and elsewhere could be laid off or reassigned.

They're afraid that the United States' historic mission...

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Your Chance to Double Your Impact!

NSC is excited to share that the Austelle Foundation has offered a very generous dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,000, for NSC’s new Fund for Immigrant Justice! Starting today, all gifts to the Fund will be matched through September 21 up to the $10,000 limit. Please join us in...

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Now Enrolling for the Family Strengthening Program

NSC's Family Strengthening Program is now enrolling clients! For more information in various languages, as well as a referral form for service providers, please click on the link below.

Immigration News

Mayor Kenney Announces End of PARS Data-Sharing with ICE

At a press conference today at City Hall, Mayor Jim Kenney announced that Philadelphia will not renew its contract with ICE to share data through the PARS database. We at NSC are grateful for the Mayor's commitment to keeping Philadelphia a welcoming city. You can read more about today's...

Immigration News

Court Decision Regarding Detention of Children

NSC applauds and supports the work of the Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law(CHRCL), lead counsel on efforts to make sure the government abides by the 1997 Flores settlement. NSC’s Senior Director of Legal Services has visited the Berks Family Detention Center twice in the...

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June 26th UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Did you know that about 1 million survivors of torture are currently living in the United States?

Today, around the world, survivors and NGOs are commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The United States Torture Victims Relief Act defines torture as: “...