“Thank you for taking the time to meet with me and thank you for asking that many questions [about my story]. I appreciate you taking the time to listen to me. After this meeting I feel that I will be able to sleep tonight.” – Asylum seeker from Sudan
“An attorney is really important in an immigration case, especially if you are in detention. You have no information.” – Asylum seeker from Ethiopia
“In this facility everything is hard if you don’t have a lawyer… [They] don’t respect you if you don’t have a lawyer.” – Asylum seeker from Somalia
“I want to appreciate your effort towards my asylum process. You have given me a good advice that I have to thank you for all that you have done for me. Madam I just want to inform you that I was granted a bond. And I will continue my court proceedings outside. Thank you so much for your kindness. May God richly bless you.” – Asylum seeker from Guinea
Migrant Center issues press release calling for the immediate halt of the Administration's Remain in Mexico program.
Guatemalan man forcibly separated from his wife and young child is granted a parole bond and is now reunited with his family.
The Hill publishes op-ed comparing the different approaches to sanctuary in Texas and California, explaining that states have the power to set policing policy.
Migrant Center issues press release calling on all countries to respect the right to seek asylum and the right to freedom of assembly and association of migrant caravans.
Congolese man brutally tortured by the government for supporting an opposition political party wins asylum.
Honduran mother obtains bond from an Immigration Judge, enabling her to join her 2-year-old child, mother and siblings while she pursues her asylum case.
The Hill publishes an op-ed by Migrant Center Executive Director explaining how eliminating the U-visa cap will help law enforcement catch criminals.
The Migrant Center won asylum for an Ethiopian man who was tortured by his government solely because of his ethnicity and family relationship after four years of litigation before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Migrant Center obtained a 1,500 bond, the lowest amount possible, for a Wimberley community member, husband and father of three children, and grandfather of a 2 ½ year old U.S. citizen.
The Hill publishes an op-ed by Migrant Center Executive Director explaining why sanctuary cities are not violating federal immigrant anti-harboring laws.
The Migrant Center calls on Congress to pass a clean Dream Act, to stop the unnecessary expansion of the country's deportation force and the border wall, and to protect family unity and diversity visas.
Migrant Center helps father of five avoid deportation to Mexico. He now has the right to request permanent residency from an Immigration Judge while living with his family outside detention.
Two men win asylum after attending Migrant Center prep workshops, receiving human rights evidence, and meeting one-on-one with a lawyer to prepare for their asylum hearing.
Executive Director writes op-ed responding to Administration's proposed policy of separating families, explaining why it is unconstitutional, inhumane, and costly.
Migrant Center obtains release for asylum seeker with medical concerns, who fainted twice in detention and often had to walk with his hand along the wall to steady himself.
Migrant Center convinces judge to reconsider denial of asylum, reopening removal proceedings for a young Guinean man seeking safety from political and ethnic persecution.
The Hill publishes op-ed by Executive Director on SB 4 explaining why it is safer for our communities when local law enforcement do not act as federal immigration agents.
Recent data shows chances of obtaining legal representation are under 50% at the South Texas Detention Complex and the Karnes County Correctional Center.
Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration publishes article by Executive Director discussing the multiple problems with how the U.S. government detains refugee children.