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Partner News

ECFMG/FAIMER Sponsors NSC’s Thanksgiving Celebration

NSC is excited to share that the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) are sponsoring the 15th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration! Employees from ECFMG/FAIMER, NSC staff...

Partner News

NSC's New Partnership with Penn Dental Medicine

"As part of the survivors of torture clinic, the school (Penn Dental Medicine) has partnered with Nationalities Service Center, an organization that helps connect immigrants and refugees with a variety of support, including legal and medical assistance. NSC, working closely with Penn Dental...

Press Coverage

WHYY: As Trump slashes refugee arrivals, a look at who has been resettling in PA.

"The U.S. refugee resettlement program is not just about saving lives — it’s also strategic foreign policy.

In Iraq and Afghanistan, local allies and employees of the U.S. government, military or its contractors are promised refuge in the United States if their job puts...

NSC News

Staff Highlight: Agnieszka Grochowska of Bridge to Wellness

In order to highlight the vital work, energy, and perspective that our staff bring to NSC, communications staff interviewed current staff members to showcase various programs . Read below for a Q and A with Agnieszka Grochowska, an attorney serving immigrant victims' of crime through NSC...

NSC News

Introducing: Country Primers

Country Primers on Disabilities A Resource for Providers Working with Refugees and Immigrants with Disabilities

This resource highlights country background and resources for refugee and immigrants with disabilities in their country of origin. Specific to the countries of Afghanistan, Bhutan,...

NSC News

NSC Launches New Strategic Plan

With the FY16-19 plan, the agency achieved exciting milestones and outcomes. With collaborating partners, NSC established the Fund for Immigrant Justice–affording pro-bono legal services with immigrant who face financial barriers in the Greater Philadelphia. NSC also...

NSC News

Wellness Staff Highlight: Denise Ziya Berte, Ph.D

In order to highlight the vital work, energy, and perspective that our staff bring to NSC, communications staff interviewed current staff members to showcase various programs. Read below for a Q and A with Denise Ziya Berte, a therapist in NSC's Wellness team.

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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...