Category Archives: Texas

Young Undocumented Immigrants Face Deportation

This New York Times article explains the recent influx of unaccompanied immigrant children in Texas, most of who are fleeing increased violence and gang recruitment in their home countries. HRI is the only legal service provider giving free representation to … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, New York Times, Texas

Texas Corporate Lawyers Increase Pro Bono Work

By MARK CURRIDEN Published: 21 February 2012 09:37 PM When Marc Vockell was in private practice a decade ago, he struggled to get other lawyers to help with pro bono. Now the head of litigation at Dell Inc., where he … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, Legal, Texas

Houston Asylum Office Grants Asylum Less Frequently than National Average

Recently released statistical information from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service gives insight into recent grant rates for asylum applications.  These numbers show that grant rate for asylum cases nationwide in November and December of 2011 was 29 and … Continue reading

Posted in Asylum, Texas

HRI applauds Judge’s ruling in MALDEF vs DPS

The recent decision by Judge Orlinda L. Naranjo to keep the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) from enforcing rules it created that deny driver’s licenses to immigrants living and working in Texas is welcomed by Human Rights Initiative. What … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, Texas

Two New Reports on Immigration Issues

Although the Texas Special Session has ended without the passage of a Sanctuary Cities Bill, there are still pieces of immigration legislation that we are following. On June 29, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2011 was introduced … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Immigration, Texas