Texas

Asylum and Refugee Status

Legal Resources

  • Immigration Forms

    Download the latest versions of immigrations forms (with instructions) from the official U.S. government website for free. Note that the application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal is form I-589. Content Detail

    By:
    Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS)
  • Immigration Lawyer Referral Service

    Call 1 (800) 954-0254 or you may send an email to ilrs@aila.org to receive information on immigration lawyers within your particular area. All participants of the ILRS are licensed to practice law in a state or territory of the United States and are currently a member in good standing of a State Bar Association. Content Detail

    By:
    American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Refugees and Asylees

    Web portal to US CIS Information and Refugee and Asylee applications. Content Detail

    By:
    Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS)
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association- Unaccompanied Minors Video and Resoruces

    Click here for information on how you can help on the unaccompanied Minors Issue. Read More

    By:
    Dallas Hisapanic Bar Association ; Partnership for Legal Access
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

    From the website: "Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service does so much to ensure that newcomers receive the warm welcome they deserve. We work with churches and organizations across the country to create welcoming communities. We foster cultural integration and financial self-sufficiency for those starting over. We find loving homes for unaccompanied migrant children. We advocate for policies and legislation that uphold the rights and dignity of all newcomers." Content Detail

  • Asylum Seeker Starter

    "Every person has the right to live free from persecution, or the fear of persecution, based on their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Though every government is obligated to provide this right, many fail. Every year millions of people face persecution for traits they cannot control or exercising their religious or political beliefs. When governments fail to protect these rights, people have the right to move to a country that will protect them. This is the right to asylum. People who seek to exercise this right are called "asylum seekers" or, in some cases, "refugees." In 1951, the formal basis for exercising the right to asylum was established by an interational treaty, the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Countries signing that Convention have an obligation to provide asylum or refuge to people fleeing persecution." Content Detail

    By:
    Asylumlaw.org
  • National Immigration Legal Services Directory

    The National Immigration Legal Services Directory is a new interactive online directory of over 900 nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. The National Immigration Legal Services Directory was designed to help make legal referrals as simple and straightforward as possible. There are three ways for users to find programs: state, county, or detention facility. Once a user has selected one of these options, they can further refine their search by areas of legal and non-legal assistance, types of services provided, populations served, and languages spoken. Users also have the ability to view search results on an interactive map, generate a custom PDF, email or print-friendly page of search results, and send an email with a link to a specific organization. Content Detail

    By:
    Immigration Advocates Network
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

    Official for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency that oversees immigration to the United States. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services