Services

HRI provides free legal services to people who have suffered human rights abuses, including:

  • Asylum seekers fleeing persecution based on religion, race, ethnicity, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group
  • Those protected under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Victims of Trafficking and the Violence Protection Act
  • Immigrants abused by a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) spouse
  • Immigrant children who are victims of violent crimes, neglect, abuse, or abandonment
  • Human trafficking victims

HRI also provides social services to its legal clients, including:

  • Community referrals to appropriate area service providers
  • Job search assistance
  • Workshops and group activities, including programs for youth
  • Direct advocacy
  • Guidance on obtaining documents and accessing benefits programs

100% of HRI clients utilizing our social services move from “at risk” to “stable” in most basic areas of need.

Please note provision of services is limited to clients living in the North Texas area.


Legal Services

HRI assists immigrants with representation in various immigration proceedings. We provide high quality legal services free of charge, which means we have to make tough decisions on which cases we invest our resources into. We speak Spanish; however, if you require a translator, you will need to provide your own. Here are the types of cases we take at HRI:


Asylum


Relief as a Victim of Domestic Violence


Relief as an Immigrant Child


Applying for Relief as a Victim of Violent Crime in the United States


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We speak Spanish; however, if you require a translator, you will need to provide your own.

Hablamos español, pero si necesita un traductor, deberá proporcionar el suyo.


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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

October 2020

Volunteer Training (CANCELED)

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HRI, 2801 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204 United States
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**Thank you for your interest and support! Due to COVID-19 our community events are canceled until further notice.** Translating, mentoring, office assistance, and many other opportunities await. Come learn more about how to get involved and volunteer with HRI! Location: HRI Conference Room 2801 Swiss Ave. Dallas, TX 75204.

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November 2020

CLE: Taking a Case with HRI

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HRI, 2801 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204 United States
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The monumental triumph of escaping abusive environments often demands everything of survivors. As a pro bono attorney with HRI, you can make a difference. Potential legal volunteers are invited to learn immigration basics, how to represent a client, and ethical considerations. This comprehensive training covers Asylum, VAWA, U-Visa, and SIJ (unaccompanied children) and is the first step in doing pro bono work with HRI. Light refreshments provided. 1.5 CLE credits with .25 ethics credit RSVP: Layne Faulkner Lfaulkner@hrionline.org

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Volunteer Training (CANCELED)

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HRI, 2801 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204 United States
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**Thank you for your interest and support! Due to COVID-19 our community events are canceled until further notice.** Translating, mentoring, office assistance, and many other opportunities await. Come learn more about how to get involved and volunteer with HRI! Location: HRI Conference Room 2801 Swiss Ave. Dallas, TX 75204.

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