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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 16, 2017

Legal Assistance for Battered Immigrant Women

Texas

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Bexar County

RAICES
1305 North Flores Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 222-0964 (San Antonio Flores) or (210) 226-772 (San Antonio North)
Phone: (361) 693-5838 (Corpus) or (512) 994-2199 (Austin) or (817) 717-9377 (Dallas/Ft. Worth)
Web: https://www.raicestexas.org/
RAICES provides free and low-cost legal services to undeserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Central and South Texas. Legal services include a residency and citizenship program, children's program, assistance to asylum and adult crime victims, and an emergency refugee shelter.

St. Mary's University School of Law Immigration & Human Rights Clinic
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: (210) 431-2596
Phone: (800) 267-4848
Fax: (210) 431-5700
The Immigration & Human Rights Clinic represents individuals in removal proceedings in San Antonio and the surrounding detention centers as well as individuals in VAWA, U visas, T visas, and other applications before USCIS.

Brazos

Catholic Charities of Central Texas: Immigration Legal Services (Brazos Valley Office)
1410 Cavitt Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
Phone: (979) 822-9340
Fax: (979) 822-6754
Web: https://www.ccctx.org/ils
Catholic Charities of Central Texas provides low-cost legal representation in immigration matters. Representation includes, but is not limited to family based immigration, permanent resident card replacement or renewal, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), visas for victims of crime and human trafficking, naturalization, and asylum. Clients must be at or below the 200% federal poverty guidelines to access services.

Cameron

South Texas Immigration Council (Harlingen Office)
4793 West Express Way 83
Harlingen, TX 78552
Phone: (956) 425-6987
Phone: (866) 431-7910
Fax: (956) 425-7434
The South Texas Immigration Council, Inc. provides legal services in the area of immigration. Legal services include Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, T visas, U visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Removal hearings, Adjustment of Status, Ayslum applications, Consular processing, and more. Services are offered in English and Spanish. The Harlingen Office serves Harlingen County and Port Isabel Service Processing Center, Texas.

Cameron County

Casa De Proyecto Libertad
113 North 1st Street
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 425-9552
Fax: (956) 425-8249
Email: nrogelio@hushmail.com
Casa De Proyecto Libertad (PL) provides services to victims of domestic violence and individuals who are not in legal immigration status. Areas of immigration legal assistance offered are adjustment of status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), employment authorization, family-based petitions, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Services are offered in English and Spanish. LP serves Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties.

Dallas

Immigration & Legal Services of Catholic Charities of Dallas (West Dallas Office)
2323 North Walton Walker Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214) 217-5600
Web: https://ccdallas.org/our-services/immigration-legal-services/
The Immigration & Legal Services (ILS) of Catholic Charities of Dallas provides legal assistance with Family Visa petitions, adjustment of status applications, consular visa processing, representation of survivor of domestic violence/victims of violent crimes, naturalization/citizenship applications, applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), permanent resident applications for refugees and asylees, document renewals and replacements, education and outreach about immigration law, legal orientations for custodians of unaccompanied children, and representation of certain unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings. The initial consultation fee is between $40 and $80 depending on the subject. The West Dallas Office is by appointment only.

Mil Mujeres
2351 West, Suite 3353
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: (469) 310-3030
Fax: (469) 283-1779
Web: https://www.milmujeres.org/
Email: dallas@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish and English-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

Dallas County

Immigration & Legal Services of Catholic Charities of Dallas (Central Office)
9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 128
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: (214) 634-7182 (Immigration & Legal Services) or (214) 520-6590 (schedule appointment)
Phone: (214) 553-9909 (Refugee Services)
Fax: (214) 520-6590
Web: http://www.catholiccharitiesdallas.org
The Immigration & Legal Services (ILS) of Catholic Charities of Dallas provides legal assistance with Family Visa petitions, adjustment of status applications, consular visa processing, representation of survivor of domestic violence/victims of violent crimes, naturalization/citizenship applications, applications for Deferred Action fir Childhood Arrivals (DACA), permanent resident applications for refugees and asylees, document renewals and replacements, education and outreach about immigration law, legal orientations for custodians of unaccompanied children, and representation of certain unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings. The initial consultation fee is between $40 and $80 depending on the subject.

El Paso County

Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services (DMRS)
2400A East Yandell Drive
El Paso, TX 79903
Phone: (915) 532-3975
Fax: (915) 532-4071
Web: http://www.dmrs-ep.org/
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services (D.M.R.S.) provides legal assistance to individuals and families facing removal (formerly deportation) from the U.S., individuals seeking to attain citizenship, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions (I-360), U visa/Nonimmigrant Status applications (I-918), T visa/nonimmigrant status applications, and assistance with the family-based immigration process, with special focus on the unification and reunification of families and on victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. The consultation fee is $50 for those who do not qualify for free legal services.

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
1500 East Yandell Drive
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone: (915) 544-5126
Fax: (915) 544-4041
Web: http://www.las-americas.org/
Email: administrator@las-americas.org
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center provides low-cost immigration services to low-income immigrants. Services include family-based immigration, victims of crimes (domestic violence and human trafficking), and asylum. These services include consultation, adjustment of status, petition for relatives, removal of conditions, citizenship, work authorization, residency renewal, suspension of deportation, court appearances, change of venue, and more.

Harris

Lone Star Legal Aid
1415 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 652-0077
Phone: (800) 733-8394
Fax: (713) 652-3814
Web: http://www.lonestarlegal.org
Lone Star Legal Aid provides legal services, including representation, to low income residents of 72 counties in Texas from 12 offices. The Houston office serves Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties. They provide services for a variety of legal issues including issues regarding domestic violence and family law. Lone Star Legal Aid will provide assistance to those with limited English skills.

Harris County

Catholic Charities' St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance
2900 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 526-4611
Fax: (713) 526-1546
Web: https://www.catholiccharities.org/supporting-refugees-immigrants/st-frances-cabrini-center-for-immigration-legal-assistance/
Catholic Charities' St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, victims of human trafficking, those separated from their families, and those who fear persecution in their country of origin. Services include pro bono and low cost legal services to immigrants and refugees. The following are types of cases accepted family petitions, naturalization, Cuban Adjustment, Refugee and Asylee Adjustment, T visa, U visa, & VAWA, asylum, unaccompanied minors, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). There is a $30 intake fee for all cases except older refugees, refugee/asylee citizenship cases, crime victim cases, and for individuals whose income in below 125% of the poverty guideline qualify for free immigration legal services-proof of income required.

Hidalgo County

Border Association for Refugees from Central America
1701 North 8th Street, Suite B-30
McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: (956) 631-7447
Fax: (956) 687-9266
Email: rgvbarca@aol.com
The Border Association for Refugees from Central America (BARCA) serves victims of domestic violence, farm workers, and individuals who are not in legal immigration status. The areas of provided immigration legal assistance are adjustment of status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), employment authorization, family-based petitions, naturalization/citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, and more. Services are offered in English and Spanish. BARCA serves Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties.

Lubbock County

Catholic Charities Diocese of Lubbock
102 Avenue J
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 741-0409
Web: https://www.cclubbock.org/immigration
The Catholic Charities Diocese of Lubbock’s immigration program provides assistance with all immigration processes such as citizenship and replacement of legal permanent resident card, employment authorization card, and all family based categories, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Tarrant

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (Fort Worth office)
600 East Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (800) 955-3959
Phone: (817) 336-3943
Fax: (817) 877-0804
Web: http://www.lanwt.org
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Fort Worth office serves Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, Erath, Hoco and Johnson counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.

Travis

American Gateways
One Highland Center
314 East Highland Mall Boulevard, Suite 501
Austin, TX 78752
Hotline: (512) 270-1515
Phone: (512) 478-0546
Fax: (512) 476-9788
Web: http://www.americangateways.org/
American Gateways, founded as the Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA), serves the low-income immigrant community throughout Central Texas. AG provides legal services, such as assistance with T and U visas, asylum, Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) petitions, representation in immigration court, permanent residency and naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and family-based petitions. AG also provides community outreach and education resources to immigrant communities and local stakeholders. Please see the website for detailed information. American Gateways serves Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Frio, Hays, Karnes, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Milam, San Saba, Travis, and Williamson Counties. Screenings are done at the Austin office from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and again from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary at either location.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas: Immigration Legal Services (Austin Office)
1625 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754
Phone: (512) 651-6100
Phone: (512) 651-6125 (Consultation Scheduling)
Fax: (512) 651-6101
Web: https://www.ccctx.org/ils
Catholic Charities of Central Texas provides low-cost legal representation in immigration matters. Representation includes, but is not limited to family based immigration, permanent resident card replacement or renewal, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), visas for victims of crime and human trafficking, naturalization, and asylum. Clients must be at or below the 200% federal poverty guidelines to access services.

Webb County

Asociacion Pro Servicios Sociales
406 Scott Street
Laredo, TX 78040
Phone: (956) 724-6244
Fax: (956) 724-5458
Web: http://apsslar.org/
Email: info@apsslar.org
The Asociacion Pro Servicios Sociales’ immigration services provide low-cost immigration assistance. Services include preparation of official documents and correspondence on behalf of clients and translation of correspondence and other documents between English and Spanish. These include assisting individuals in filing citizenship applications, adjustment of status petitions for refugees and asylum applicants, and family reunification petitions for adjustment of status, VAWA, and DACA.

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