Texas Civil Rights Project

Provides legal services to low-income persons, and has implemented the philosophy that community education and organizing go hand-in- hand with court action to solidify legal and systemic changes.
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Primary geographic focus: Texas
Organization type(s): Provider


News Story

Child Protective Services Refusing to Help Child Crime Victims with Immigration Visas

Laura Marie Thompson
Texas Observer
December 2, 2016
The agency’s blanket ban on issuing certifications puts an already vulnerable group in a precarious situation.

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How a Child Moves Through a Broken Immigration System

Emily Dreyfuss, Issie Lapowsky
June 20, 2018
García is one of several lawyers affiliated with the Texas Civil Rights Project who have offered legal assistance to detainees awaiting their fate at the local courthouse, after the Trump administration began implementing its zero-tolerance policy in April.

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The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids

Kevin Sieff
Washington Post
June 21, 2018
Even though the Trump administration has halted its policy of separating illegal border crossers from their children, many of the over 2,300 youths removed from migrant parents since May 5 remain in shelters and foster homes across the country.

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Fair to benefit undocumented immigrant survivors of domestic abuse

Lucia Benavides
Austin American-Statesman
October 1, 2016
Victims of domestic violence can have a hard time walking away from their abuser. For those who are undocumented, that challenge can be exacerbated by fears of revealing their immigration status.

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Fear of Deportation Often Keeps Undocumented Victims of Domestic Violence Silent

Erin Stone
Dallas Observer
September 12, 2016
Despite that immigration status is legally irrelevant to obtaining emergency medical assistance, emergency shelter, to getting a protective order or custody or a divorce


Helping RGV veterans with legal aid

Monitor (TX)
January 20, 2016
It’s important that free and low-cost legal services are available to all of our veterans.

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