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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March 2021

Know Your Rights as a Tenant! ¡Conozca Sus Derechos Como Inquilino!

¿Tiene preguntas sobre sus derechos como inquilino o sobre los desalojos? Acompáñenos en un Facebook Live para hablar sobre: Los derechos que tienen los inquilinos Cómo funciona el proceso de desalojo Formas protegerse de del desalojo Cómo solicitar programas de ayuda al alquiler Questions about your rights as a tenant or evictions? Join us for a Facebook Live from 4:30-5:30 to talk about: The rights you have as a renter How the eviction process works Ways to protect yourself from…

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April 2021

CLE: Taking a Case with HRI (Virtual)

April 14 @ 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 RSVP our Volunteer Director for…

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Office Hours for Current Pro Bono Attorneys

April 21 @ 12:00 pm

Wondering how to find a status update for your case? Need a hand crafting your client’s affidavit? Just want to run a quick question by an HRI director? HRI’s monthly Zoom office hours can help! Each month, our program directors Sara Wahl and Pilar Ferguson will host a call focused on one of our program areas. These office hours are the place to get your questions about your current case answered. Program Focus: Crime Victim's Program. If you have an…

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