HRI News, Lawyer Stories

Equal Justice Works Fellow To Join HRI!

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas is thrilled to announce that Emily Heger will join us in the Fall as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. During her two-year fellowship, Emily will represent survivors of gender-based violence seeking asylum in the United States, while broadening the precedent of our nation’s asylum …

Mary Tacher Editorials, HRI News

HRI Op-ed: Re-making the land of the free

By J. Ashley Gagné The Trump Administration’s policy of family separation has drawn intense and widespread criticism. Unconscionably, it represents just one strand of a broader agenda to systemically undermine protections for asylum seekers. This effort violates both national and international human-rights law, which prevent immigrants from being returned to …