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:


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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December 2021

Office Hours for Current Pro Bono Attorney (Virtual)

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 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 staff? HRI’s monthly Zoom office hours can help! Each month, our staff 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: Children's Program. If you have an open HRI SIJ case, join us and…

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Christmas Eve – HRI Closed

December 24
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HRI Closed

December 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2021

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