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HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Pennsylvania was founded to provide services to Jewish immigrants and refugees fleeing persecution and seeking opportunity by migrating to America.
Based on the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger, HIAS Pennsylvania continues to resettle, reunite and represent Jewish migrants as well as other migrants residing in Philadelphia and surrounding counties who are of limited means.
The agency seeks the fair treatment and full integration into American Society of migrants from all backgrounds.
HIAS Pennsylvania provides the following programs:
- Representation and legal counseling before immigration agencies and courts
- Citizenship, refugee resettlement and other social services to assist newly arriving immigrants, refugees and those recently granted asylum
- Advocacy and education related to immigrant issues and rights