We have all the dates and facts: Women’s History Month found its first roots in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.” We could regale you with details of how this humble start went through a genesis […]Read More
HRI Condemns Biden’s Restrictive Policy on Asylum
Feb. 21, 2023 – The Biden Administration announced today that it would formally publish its proposed rule to restrict access to the U.S. asylum system. The rule will be officially published on February 23, and comments from the public will be accepted for 30 days. The administration’s clear goal is to fast-track this radical change to asylum […]Read More
Black History Month + Immigration
We cannot pretend to celebrate Black History month unless we talk about how Black lives are often overlooked in immigration spaces. The reasons are uncountable but overall, this is due to the anti-Blackness and racism embedded in every system in our society. We’re asking for justice and an immigration system that respects Black lives. Black […]Read More
HRI’s Annual Storytelling Event Announced!
Dallas-based performers Amie Maciszewski, Bahar Momeni, Ehsan Zargar, Ian Ferguson and Alpana Jacobs Dance Company headline the event along with HRI’s annual prestigious Angel of Freedom award honorees; proceeds benefit Human Rights Initiative of North Texas’s work mission to provide 100% free legal and social services to immigrant survivors of human rights abuses DALLAS – Human […]Read More
HRI Announces Angel of Freedom 2022 Honorees!
DALLAS – Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI), announces this year’s prestigious Angel of Freedom award winners: Dr. Andrew McGarrahan Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Lindsey Laielli Momentous Institute . . Each year, at its annual storytelling event, Stories From the HeART, HRI honors an individual, a law firm, a rising star, and a […]Read More
2022 ANNUAL REPORT
We are please to offer our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022! HRI AR22Read More
Staff Attorney – Dallas, TX
(Currently hybrid – not fully remote due to Court/USCIS Interview appearances and client meetings. Must be in the office at least 2-3 days per week.) Position Summary HRI seeks a passionate human rights advocate to join our team as a Staff Attorney. The Staff Attorney will provide legal representation through mentoring pro bono attorneys and […]Read More
HRI’s Social Services at Shepton High!
HRI’s Social Services department recently attended an event at Shepton High School, in Plano ISD, to talk about resources available for immigrant families in the area. Alongside other community agencies that provide legal and social services to the immigrant population, they encouraged families to take advantage of the wide range or resources available to them […]Read More
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HRI: Organizational Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
HRI fosters equity, celebrates diversity, and supports inclusion. We acknowledge diverse backgrounds and voices. Our visitors, volunteers, trustees, staff, and communities represented in the HRI family make us stronger. Each voice enables us to be better equipped to make positive impacts locally and nationally. Equity Society’s historical legacies and systemic barriers have created disparities in […]Read More