In November 2014 a twelve-year-old girl named Diana walked into our office with her mother. Diana’s mother was holding a letter which said that Diana would have to appear in […]Read More
The Story of Vanessa
THE STORY OF VANESSA A seventeen-year-old, homeless warrior By Madiha Kark Recently, Human Rights Initiative took on the case of a young seventeen-year old girl from Ivory Coast. Vanessa is […]Read More
A Nigerian Asylum Success Story!
This summer has been a great one for HRI! We have yet another recent success story of a Nigerian man who was recently granted asylum! Our client fled Nigeria after […]Read More
Nelson Mandela & Sona* – HRI’s Newest Victory!
July 18th marks a special day for all freedom fighters – the birthday of a truly exceptional man, Mr. Nelson Mandela. Happy 95th Birthday Mr. Mandela! Mandela Day has officially […]Read More
HRI Wins an Asylum Case – Just in Time for World Refugee Day
Today June 20th, is World Refugee Day. Though it’s no cause for celebration, it is a time to spread awareness of the 45 million refugees there are worldwide and also welcome […]Read More
HRI and RefugeeWriters Present: Faisal Goes West
This Sunday June 23, HRI and RefugeeWriters will present a film short: Faisal Goes West at the Angelika Theater in Dallas. View the trailer below and click here to read […]Read More
HRI Successfully Wins an LBGT Case!
HRI is proud to announce that we have successfully represented a case and helped a victim of torture gain legal status in the United States. Our client, Mikael*, represents many […]Read More
A Thank You from Sudan!
Today we received an awesome thank you gift from an asylum client! This client, we shall call Mohammad, is an asylee from Sudan. Mohammad was witness to a brutal attack […]Read More
The national asylum grant rate is only 40%. Even smaller still, the Dallas Immigration court asylum grant rate is less than 30%. However, HRI gained an 80% success rate for […]Read More
Client Story: Trafficking
Anh, 38, is an interpreter from Vietnam. In the late 1990’s she was recruited by a Vietnamese company to work as a Vietnamese-Korean interpreter at a factory in American Samoa. […]Read More