MEDIA CONTACT: Maryam Baig MBaig@hrionline.org 5/23/2023 DALLAS, TX – Today, HRI announced that its Executive Director, Bill Holston, will be stepping down from his role after 11 years of dedicated and committed service to asylum seekers, refugees and the entire immigrant community of North Texas. This change corresponds with a succession plan initiated in collaboration […]Read More
HRI Marks 5th Annual National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate
On May 18, 2023, anti-bullying nonprofit Act To Change is rallying the nation in commemorating the fifth Annual National Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Day Against Bullying and Hate. Human Rights Initiative is committed to ending bullying and hate in the AAPI community and is proud to join over 100 organizations and over […]Read More
Celebrate World Refugee Day with HRI at Books & Brews!
DALLAS – Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) announces its annual World Refugee Day event, in collaboration with Whose Books to take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the bookstore’s location (512 W Davis Street, Dallas, TX 75208). Titled BOOKS & BREWS, this evening will be uniquely […]Read More
Women Strong: HRI is a continuous celebration of women’s power
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