We are A Nonprofit Organization

Welcome To Aldea –
The People’s Justice Center

The concept of Aldea (“Village”) is a community living together and caring for each other’s needs. In that spirit, the mission of Aldea is to provide a holistic approach to meeting the multi-faceted needs of our immigrant community members, including through legal services and access to social, educational and health-related services.

We desire to be a voice by the people


We provide quality free and low-cost legal services to vulnerable immigrant populations throughout the United States, with a focus on Berks County, Pennsylvania. We represent immigrants before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), the Immigration Courts (“EOIR”), the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) and the federal courts, and we partner with local and nationwide community-based organizations to provide solutions for the health and wellbeing of our clients. 

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Berks County
Residential Center

Aldea began when our founders, Bridget and Jackie, stepped into the Berks County Residential Center, one of three family detention facilities in the country, in 2014, and discovered a huge resource gap.

The York Adult
Detention Project

Through Aldea’s Detention Project, we offer free consultations, services, and pro se assistance to individuals detained at the Moshannon Valley Processing Center, Pike, and Clinton. Our team provides representation for detainees in matters such as bond and parole requests, cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. We also handle appeals before the BIA and federal courts. Our ability to provide these services is assessed on a case by case basis, because we understand the need for services at these facilities is extremely high.

Community Project

Aldea extends its reach with a core principle of providing free and affordable legal advocacy to community members from diverse backgrounds grappling with the threat of deportation and the anguish of family separation. While our proficiency is centered around asylum and related protections, we stand equipped to offer guidance and representation to community members on an array of matters, encompassing family petitions, T Visas, U Visas, VAWA self-petitions, adjustment of status, SIJS, TPS, work permits, consular processing, appeals, waivers, and other pivotal immigration benefits. Our special projects include: Aldea’s New Americans Project, the Guatemalan Assistance Project, the Haitian Outreach Project and the Aldea C.A.R.E.S. Program.

We offer Volunteer Opportunities

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