Human Rights Initiative Of TX
Social & Welfare Services in Dallas, TX
Human Rights Initiative depends on two major sources of support in order to fulfill its mission: financial support and volunteers. Whether you want to give your time, your treasure or both, HRI requirements your support to continue to supply services of the best quality. We supply legal representation and social services free of charge to those who have fled persecution and arrived in Dallas, Texas with nothing. No family, no friends. No money. And often, very little hope.
read moreThe monumental triumph of escaping abusive environments often demands everything from survivors. By the time they reach American soil, they may possess little more than the will to build a new life. Even the most fortunate among them may be ill-equipped to navigate the difficult legal process that awaits, let alone provide for themselves and their loved ones. They have the will. They have the ability. But not the resources. They don't want a handout. They need a helping hand. Without it, choices and opportunities dwindle, and we all suffer the loss of the potential each person holds.
read moreHRI assists immigrants with representation in various immigration proceedings. We provide high quality legal services free of charge, which means we have to make tough decisions on which cases we invest our resources into. We speak Spanish; however, if you require a translator, you will need to provide your own. Under most circumstances, a client must apply for asylum within one year of entrance into the United States. They must be unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin due to a legitimate fear of future persecution.
read moreEach year, volunteers donate thousands of hours towards legal, translation, fundraising, and social services. Each hour contributed benefits our clients going through the immigration process. All volunteers interested in working with clients or client related documents will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, and complete a criminal background check request. HRI actively recruits volunteer interpreters and translators to provide written translations and in-person interpretation in English for our clients.
read moreFree, quality legal representation is essential to our mission and invaluable to our clients. We recruit attorneys to help us advocate for our clients, providing expertise, training, and support. We can't do it without you.
Meet Our Board
read moreMr. Samanta is the leader of Global Customer Support Experience Operations at Texas Instruments (TI). He started working with HRI in 2014, leading a group of volunteers from InterNations to help HRI clients. He joined the HRI board in 2016 and serves as Vice Chair and the Development Committee Chair. Sanjeeb is an alum of UT Dallas, and is an avid squash player, leading the DFW squash community. Greg is a Partner in Thompson & Knight's Energy Litigation Practice Group and serves as a member of the Management Committee and the Firm's Client Services Partner.