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:
Oct26EventNSC Cooks Around the World (Virtual)6:00 pm to 7:00 pmEvent
NSC Cooks Around the World (Virtual)October 26, 20216:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hourJoin us for interactive virtual cooking demonstration series with weekly chefs from around the world—Kenya, Honduras, Iran, and Ukraine! Starting September 14th, a different chef will share their culinary talents and traditional dishes through cooking demonstrations, on a bi-weekly basis. You can follow along and prepare the dish to enjoy yourself!
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.