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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 highlight the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in our city.

OIA also supports the work of the following commissions:

Connect

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

Programs

Events

  • May
    29
    PHLAFF 2022
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    PHLAFF 2022

    May 29, 2022
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
    2022 PHILADELPHIA LATINO FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS MAY 29 The only film festival of its kind in Philly screens must-see works by diverse emergent and established Latine/x/a/o creatives and filmmakers from the Americas.May 29 through June 5, the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) explores culturally essential experiences of Latinos from 20 countries.
  • Jun
    1
    Kickoff Press Event
    10:30 am to 11:30 am

    Kickoff Press Event

    June 1, 2022
    10:30 am to 11:30 am, 1 hour
    Location is South Side of City Hall
  • Jun
    2
    Percussive in the Park
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138, USA

    Percussive in the Park

    June 2, 2022
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hour
    Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138, USA
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    The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble and Usiloquy Dance Designs, both Philadelphia-based all-women dance companies will present a split bill program featuring rhythm tap and Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam. These two percussive dance forms are very different, but share a common emphasis on footwork and rhythm. Both are also historically excluded and underrepresented art forms in the US.The 60-minute performance set will include interspersed performances by both companies, and audience interaction, and will be followed by a talkback with Artistic Directors Kat Echevarria Richter (The Lady Hoofers) and Shaily Dadiala (Usiloquy).Usiloquy Dance Designs creates traditional and cross-cultural productions of Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam and conducts educational programs.

Leadership

Amy Eusebio

Amy Eusebio is a proud first-generation American, Afro-Latina, and daughter of Dominican immigrants. Eusebio joined the City of Philadelphia in 2018 as Municipal ID Program Director and was responsible for launching the PHL City ID. She has more than 15 years of experience working in non-profit social services. Eusebio’s previous roles included a focus on ensuring the programs she was part of were culturally responsive to the immigrant communities they were intended to serve. She completed her undergraduate and graduate education in social work, earning a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a master’s from the University of Pennsylvania.

Staff

Name Job title Phone #
Maria Giraldo Gallo Language Access Program Manager
Alain Joinville Director of Strategic Communications and Programs
Faruk Mohammed Immigrant Community Capacity Building VISTA
Giulianna Sutkiewicz MSW Intern
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