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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November 2021

Holiday Wish Begins

November 1

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HRI’s Holiday Wish 2021 continues!

November 1 - November 30

All month, HRI is collecting donations to help families purchase gifts and necessities for Holiday Wish. . . “Thanks to generous support, we’ve been able to provide unprecedented aid through the pandemic,” said Sierra Houck, ​speaking for HRI’s Social Services Program. “Our clients have shown incredible resilience and resourcefulness, but they continue to feel the impact of the pandemic and recession. We’re asking the community to come together again to ensure that families can celebrate at year’s end without sacrificing…

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Office Hours for Current Pro Bono Attorney (Virtual)

November 17 @ 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: Asylum Program. If you have an open HRI Asylum case, join us and…

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