Ryan is the Managing Attorney for Detention Programs at the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC). He oversees PIRC’s detention work including PAIFUP representation.

My work at PIRC has provided me with many opportunities to do deeply meaningful and vitally important work, both for individual clients and through sustaining programs that enable such representation, but the collaborative effort through PAIFUP has been particularly invigorating for me. I am excited by the opportunity to strive towards a much more audacious goal-- universal representation for everyone facing deportation. It's one way to affirm the dignity in every human being subjected to this dehumanizing process. Regardless of status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or merits of the case-- "I see you. You matter. We're not going to despair." Everyone deserves that, and PAIFUP is a major step towards effecting it.