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:
Jun26EventWorld Refugee Day11:00 am to 2:00 pmPhiladelphia Zoo located at 3400 Girard Avenue.Event
World Refugee DayJune 26, 202211:00 am to 2:00 pm, 3 hoursPhiladelphia Zoo located at 3400 Girard Avenue.map
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.
Former and current clients of NSC, HIAS PA, Bethany Christian Services and Catholic Social Services can contact the agency they worked with for special pricing.
Hosted by: Philadelphia Zoo
Jun28EventCertification of U & T Visas in Philadelphia12:00 pm to 1:30 pmEvent
Certification of U & T Visas in PhiladelphiaJune 28, 202212:00 pm to 1:30 pm, 2 hours
Immigrant victims of crime in the US may be fearful to report crimes orseek help because of their immigration status. However, US law providesimmigrant victims of crimes several protections. Victims of violent crimes,like domestic violence or human trafficking, may qualify for U or T visas.
Join theCity of Philadelphia's Office of Domestic Violence Strategies and the Office ofImmigrant Affairs for a panel presentation on U and T visa certification.
Panelistswill be representatives from the United States Citizen and Immigration ServicesOffice of Policy and Strategy and certifying City agencies.
Jun28EventCaribbean Heritage Month Wrap up6:30 pm to 8:30 pmEvent
Caribbean Heritage Month Wrap upJune 28, 20226:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 2 hoursHelloCaribbean/African/American community. Antigua and Barbuda Association ofPhiladelphia is inviting everyone to our second annual Caribbean HeritageMonth wrap up. Last year’s event was so welcoming and our presenters were fromdifferent Caribbean islands. This year our theme is, SPOTLIGHT on our Caribbean islands. See youat our event.
Zoom ID: 862 0182 7097
Hosted by Caribbean United Forum
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.