American Gateways (Austin, TX)

Consists of non-profit providers of immigration legal services in the nation. Founded in 1987 as the Political Asylum Project of Austin by attorneys and community leaders.
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Primary geographic focus: Texas
Organization type(s): Provider
Tags: Immigration Process

Embracing the ideal that all people have a right to equal access to justice, American Gateways provides the legal and educational services immigrants need to navigate our immigration system, join our American family, and begin a new life free of torture and abuse. Our clients are victims of family violence, asylum seekers, and victims of human trafficking.

Whether fleeing from civil war in their home county, an abusive spouse in the United States or the dehumanization of human trafficking — American Gateways is proud of our legacy of providing free or low cost direct legal representation to immigrants in Central Texas. Women, men, and families from over 75 different countries have been served by American Gateways.



Where Are the Children?

Sarah Stillman
New Yorker
April 20, 2015
This feature piece shines a light on role of civil legal aid and immigration advocates for kids and families in detention.

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