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

November 2021

HRI’s Annual Storytelling Event RYHO21 Tickets On Sale Now!

November 18 - December 9
Pittman Hotel, 2551 Elm St
Dallas,
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RYHO21 tickets on sale now! December 10, 2021 7-9:30 p.m. at the Kimpton Pittman Hotel 2551 Elm St, Dallas Join us to celebrate HRI’s 21st birthday at our annual storytelling event, Stories from the HeART: Rock Your HeART Out which is scheduled on International Human Rights Day! Collect limited-edition art and merchandise, listen to life-changing stories, engage with luminous music from across the world to make an impact for immigrants and refugees in North Texas. We cannot wait to see…

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December 2021

CLE: Taking a Case with HRI (Virtual)

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The monumental triumph of escaping abusive environments often demands everything of survivors. As a pro bono attorney with HRI, you can make a difference. We invite potential legal volunteers to our virtual CLE 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. 1.5 CLE credits with .25 ethics credit Click here to sign up!

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Stories From the HeART: Rock Your HeART Out 2021!

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pittman Hotel, 2551 Elm St
Dallas,
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TONIGHT! Join HRI at our annual storytelling event, Stories from the HeART: Rock Your HeART Out! Kimpton Pittman Hotel: 2551 Elm St, Dallas Meet & Greet: 7 P.M. Program: 8 P.M. Tickets and more info here! SEE YOU TONIGHT!    

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