Category Archives: Dallas

DVAP 2012 Pro Bono Awards

In honor of next week’s National Pro Bono Week, the Dallas Bar Association’s Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) hosted it’s annual Pro Bono Awards  last night. This year DVAP celebrates its 30th anniversary. As a pro bono agency, Human Rights … Continue reading

Posted in Dallas, Executive Director, HRI

USCIS UNIVERSITY JULY 2012

Class is in session. On July 11, 2012, Human Rights Initiative (HRI) attended USCIS University, a monthly lecture relating to a current immigration law-related topic. The Honorable Judge Baird of the Dallas Immigration Court spoke to immigration attorneys and legal … Continue reading

Posted in Dallas, Immigration, USCIS

Young illegal Immigrants Increasingly Seen in Dallas Immigration Courtroom

By DIANNE SOLIS Staff Writer dsolis@dallasnews.com Published: 20 May 2012 11:24 PM In a Dallas federal immigration courtroom, children as young as 12 are increasingly taking center stage. They are part of a troubling rise in unaccompanied minors charged with coming … Continue reading

Posted in Dallas, Dallas Morning News, Immigration

Persecuted Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens in Dallas Ceremony

By DIANNE SOLIS Staff Writer dsolis@dallasnews.com Published: 17 May 2012 10:59 PM A citizenship ceremony in the federal courthouse in Dallas on Thursday paid special homage to the “most vulnerable” newcomers to the United States — those granted asylum from persecution … Continue reading

Posted in Dallas, Dallas Morning News, Immigration

US Citizen Wrongfully Deported to Columbia

A runaway 15-year-old Texas girl who was deported to South America after claiming to be an illegal immigrant could soon return home. Government officials in Colombia said the U.S. Embassy on Thursday submitted the necessary documents for Jakadrien Lorece Turner … Continue reading

Posted in Dallas, Deportation, Latin America