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Office of Immigrant Affairs

Implementing policies and programs and ensuring access to services that strengthen the well-being of Philadelphia's immigrant communities.

Office of Immigrant Affairs

What we do

From the beginning, Philadelphia has worked to be a welcoming place to people from all walks of life. Our country was built by immigrants and our strength as a city is reinforced by our vibrant diversity.

The mission of the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) is to promote the well-being of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities. We do this by recommending and developing policies and programs, which in turn provide opportunity and access to services.

We help facilitate the successful inclusion of immigrants into the civic, economic, and cultural life of the city. We also highlight the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in our city.

Connect

Address
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1430
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email OIA@phila.gov

Our programs

Events

  • Jun
    1
    World Music with Daria, Tacony Library, Free Library of Philadelphia
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA

    World Music with Daria, Tacony Library, Free Library of Philadelphia

    June 1, 2019
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4 hours
    Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA
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    Families can enjoy an afternoon of music from around the world, including a concert and participatory drum circle on the library lawn, followed by an opportunity to make your own percussion instrument inside the library. This event is free. Contact: Suzin Weber, webers@freelibrary.org.
  • Jun
    1
    Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Screening of "José" and "Impossible Me."
    2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    University of the Arts: Terra Hall, 211 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Screening of "José" and "Impossible Me."

    June 1, 2019
    2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 4 hours
    University of the Arts: Terra Hall, 211 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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    Join the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) for the screening of two films exploring queer identity in Latin America.

    José - 2:15 PM Screening

    José (19 years old) lives with his Mother (50s) in Guatemala City - a typical lower-class existence in one of the world's most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. She never had a husband, and José is her youngest and favorite child. Her life is her church, and selling sandwiches at a bus stop. José spends his days on cramped buses and fighting traffic as he runs food to waiting drivers. Aloof and resigned to things as they are, he fills his free moments playing with his phone and random sex arranged on street corners and dating apps. When he meets Luis, a migrant from the rural Caribbean coast, they pursue an unexpected relationship and José is thrust into passion and pain and self-reflection that was previously unimaginable.

    GUATEMALA, 2018
    CHENG LI, DIRECTOR
    NARRATIVE
    SPANISH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES) 86 MIN

    Impossible Me - 4:00 PM Screening

    Ariel is a young religious dressmaker who, after a failed sexual encounter, discovers a secret her family has tried to hide all of her life: she was born intersex but, after corrective surgery, raised as a girl.

    COLOMBIA & VENEZUELA, 2018
    PATRICIA ORTEGA, DIRECTOR
    NARRATIVE
    SPANISH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
    86 MIN

    Although the features are ticketed events, PHLAFF has a number of free offerings including all short films showcases. See the PHLAFF Film Guide for more information.

    Contact: Marangeli Mejia Rabell at info@phlaff.org 
  • Jun
    1
    Art Show and Mixer, Caribbean Creatives
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Urban Art Gallery, 262 S 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA

    Art Show and Mixer, Caribbean Creatives

    June 1, 2019
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hours
    Urban Art Gallery, 262 S 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA
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    Art Show and Mixer will feature Caribbean Creatives 2019 artists and their visual arts.  This event is free.  


    Contact: Erice Reid, mimierice@msn.com

Leadership

Miriam Enriquez
Executive Director
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Staff

Name Job title Phone #
Orlando Almonte Language Access Program Manager
(215) 686-2170
Claire Daly Community Outreach VISTA
(215) 686-9830
Symbol Lai Deputy Director
(215) 686-0899
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