Our Mission

Penn for Immigrant Rights is the first organization at the University of Pennsylvania led by undocumented youth and allies looking to increase the dialogue on immigration.

We look to provide a safe space to discuss the issues pertinent to the current immigration system and their effect on the community. Through such discussions we hope to engage the UPenn community on behalf of equal access to higher education and equal opportunities for immigrant students regardless of immigration status. Our priority is to empower undocumented students and immigrant communities to raise their voices and challenge the system.

PIR advocates for the passage of in-state tuition (HB 1956) for undocumented youth in Pennsylvania, as well as the federal DREAM Act.