Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc. Promoting international human rights through local service to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses. http://www.hrionline.org *HRI cannot give legal advice about specific cases over a social media platform.*

Human Rights Initiative provides free legal and social services to people who have suffered human rights abuses. We represent immigrants who have been victims of violence. Many HRI clients flee their homelands after experiencing torture and imprisonment because of their religious or political beliefs and apply for asylum in the United States. HRI also handles matters under the Violence Against Wom

Human Rights Initiative provides free legal and social services to people who have suffered human rights abuses. We represent immigrants who have been victims of violence. Many HRI clients flee their homelands after experiencing torture and imprisonment because of their religious or political beliefs and apply for asylum in the United States. HRI also handles matters under the Violence Against Wom

Operating as usual

RYHO21 preps are in full motion!Music rehearsals are on, videos are underway and The Pittman Hotel is finalizing last de...
11/19/2021

RYHO21 preps are in full motion!

Music rehearsals are on, videos are underway and The Pittman Hotel is finalizing last details. Have you bought your tickets yet?
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All info here! https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpi

RYHO21 preps are in full motion!

Music rehearsals are on, videos are underway and The Pittman Hotel is finalizing last details. Have you bought your tickets yet?
.
.
All info here! https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpi

BREAKING: On Friday, November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220 to 213 to pass the Build Back Better packa...
11/19/2021

BREAKING: On Friday, November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220 to 213 to pass the Build Back Better package, excluding a pathway to citizenship for millions of our undocumented community members. Included in the bill is a temporary program known as parole-in-place: an immigration provision that can protect millions of undocumented people in this country.
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The Parole option that passed is not a pathway to citizenship, this program would undoubtedly give relief to our clients and millions of people in this country, but the FIGHT FOR CITIZENSHIP IS NOT OVER. The bill now goes to the Senate, where we have a chance to fight for more.
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We need all hands on deck now to push Senate Dems Leaders to do everything in their power to expand paths to citizenship in the bill by using every tool, which should include Vice President Kamala Harris using her power to overrule the Parliamentarian or ending the filibuster.
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We cannot let the Biden White House and Senate Democrats hide behind procedural recommendations made by unelected bureaucrats when they have the majority to deliver for our communities.
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We will continue to stand strong with our community partners and organizations like RAICES, United We Dream and NAKASEC Action Fund (to name a few) to fight for citizenship for the more than 7 million undocumented people in this country and hold Democrats accountable to the promises they made to the immigrant community.
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Do not lose sight of what must come next, friends. Join our efforts. Want to help? Tell Senate DEMS to take the next step: 202-410-5589 #WeAreHome

THANK YOU for your constant support!

BREAKING: On Friday, November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220 to 213 to pass the Build Back Better package, excluding a pathway to citizenship for millions of our undocumented community members. Included in the bill is a temporary program known as parole-in-place: an immigration provision that can protect millions of undocumented people in this country.
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The Parole option that passed is not a pathway to citizenship, this program would undoubtedly give relief to our clients and millions of people in this country, but the FIGHT FOR CITIZENSHIP IS NOT OVER. The bill now goes to the Senate, where we have a chance to fight for more.
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We need all hands on deck now to push Senate Dems Leaders to do everything in their power to expand paths to citizenship in the bill by using every tool, which should include Vice President Kamala Harris using her power to overrule the Parliamentarian or ending the filibuster.
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We cannot let the Biden White House and Senate Democrats hide behind procedural recommendations made by unelected bureaucrats when they have the majority to deliver for our communities.
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We will continue to stand strong with our community partners and organizations like RAICES, United We Dream and NAKASEC Action Fund (to name a few) to fight for citizenship for the more than 7 million undocumented people in this country and hold Democrats accountable to the promises they made to the immigrant community.
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Do not lose sight of what must come next, friends. Join our efforts. Want to help? Tell Senate DEMS to take the next step: 202-410-5589 #WeAreHome

THANK YOU for your constant support!

We are so proud of these courageous HRI Connect/Conexión leaders who are sharing the challenges they've faced waiting ye...
11/18/2021
Despite a policy change in June, some North Texas U visa applicants are still waiting

We are so proud of these courageous HRI Connect/Conexión leaders who are sharing the challenges they've faced waiting years for immigration relief. Honor their courage by raising your voice TODAY. Read story here: https://www.keranews.org/news/2021-11-17/despite-a-policy-change-in-june-some-north-texas-u-visa-applicants-are-still-waiting
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House members are voting on the Build Back Better Act, which includes work permits + deportation protection + funding to reduce the immigration backlog.
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🚨🚨 Call 202-999-4829! 🚨🚨 Don't know what to say? Here's a script:

Hi my name is [your name]. I'm calling today to ask [name of representative] to vote YES on the Build Back Better Act.
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[If you have a personal story about why these changes are important to you, share it! If you need more ideas:]
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Right now, our underfunded immigration system means that survivors, who have already been through so much, must wait years and years for stability. It's time for this grueling wait to end. Please vote yes to protect the millions of immigrants who call America home.
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#BuildBackBetterAct

The Biden administration has said it’s expediting the process for U visa applicants, so they can work while they wait for their applications to be processed. But a huge backlog of cases means many immigrants who've applied could be waiting months for work authorization.

All month, HRI is collecting donations to help families purchase gifts and necessities for Holiday Wish...“Thanks to gen...
11/18/2021

All month, HRI is collecting donations to help families purchase gifts and necessities for Holiday Wish.
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“Thanks to generous support, we’ve been able to provide unprecedented aid through the pandemic,” said Sierra Houck, ​speaking for HRI’s Social Services Program. “Our clients have shown incredible resilience and resourcefulness, but they continue to feel the impact of the pandemic and recession. We’re asking the community to come together again to ensure that families can celebrate at year’s end without sacrificing basic needs.”
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Our goal is to provide for 50 or more households. Funds raised beyond our goal may be used to sustain HRI’s ongoing legal and social services programs.
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To participate in the 2021 Holiday Wish Campaign, visit the Holiday Wish 2021 page: https://support.hrionline.org/a/donate-hw21
Thanks for being part of the giving this season!
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#ImmigrantRightsAreHumanRights #SpreadJoy #PowerofCommunity

All month, HRI is collecting donations to help families purchase gifts and necessities for Holiday Wish.
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“Thanks to generous support, we’ve been able to provide unprecedented aid through the pandemic,” said Sierra Houck, ​speaking for HRI’s Social Services Program. “Our clients have shown incredible resilience and resourcefulness, but they continue to feel the impact of the pandemic and recession. We’re asking the community to come together again to ensure that families can celebrate at year’s end without sacrificing basic needs.”
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Our goal is to provide for 50 or more households. Funds raised beyond our goal may be used to sustain HRI’s ongoing legal and social services programs.
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To participate in the 2021 Holiday Wish Campaign, visit the Holiday Wish 2021 page: https://support.hrionline.org/a/donate-hw21
Thanks for being part of the giving this season!
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.
#ImmigrantRightsAreHumanRights #SpreadJoy #PowerofCommunity

A miracle-worker who made our most fantastical ideas into reality, Blake came to HRI as a systems and processes virtual ...
11/18/2021

A miracle-worker who made our most fantastical ideas into reality, Blake came to HRI as a systems and processes virtual volunteer in the summer of 2021. He lives in Atlanta, GA.
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Blake is adept at programming and created a sleek program for our annual audit. This program takes the administrative burden of our annual audit off of the staff completely. The program formats raw data into an unique and passcode protected link to send to all pro bono attorneys or firms that worked on HRI cases in the fiscal year. This program collects and inputs the data from the pro bono into a tidy spreadsheet.
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He was a joy to work with on this project! Blake is creative, proficient, and an excellent critical thinker. He worked in every tiny change to the program and solved complex problems. He found solutions to every one of my suggestions and preemptively solved problems. Our ideas that we thought were fantastical, Blake made into a reality. He is a fast learner, masterful worker, and a genuinely kind human. THANK YOU, Blake!
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#Volunteer #Educate #Advocate #ImmigrantRightsAreHumanRights

A miracle-worker who made our most fantastical ideas into reality, Blake came to HRI as a systems and processes virtual volunteer in the summer of 2021. He lives in Atlanta, GA.
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Blake is adept at programming and created a sleek program for our annual audit. This program takes the administrative burden of our annual audit off of the staff completely. The program formats raw data into an unique and passcode protected link to send to all pro bono attorneys or firms that worked on HRI cases in the fiscal year. This program collects and inputs the data from the pro bono into a tidy spreadsheet.
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He was a joy to work with on this project! Blake is creative, proficient, and an excellent critical thinker. He worked in every tiny change to the program and solved complex problems. He found solutions to every one of my suggestions and preemptively solved problems. Our ideas that we thought were fantastical, Blake made into a reality. He is a fast learner, masterful worker, and a genuinely kind human. THANK YOU, Blake!
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#Volunteer #Educate #Advocate #ImmigrantRightsAreHumanRights

From our friends at UndocuBlack Network:The UndocuBlack Network (UBN), @africansus , @instabaji , and Black Immigrant Co...
11/17/2021

From our friends at UndocuBlack Network:

The UndocuBlack Network (UBN), @africansus , @instabaji , and Black Immigrant Collective are launching two days of action focused on the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) program, approximately one month from the application deadline of December 20, 2021.

The LRIF Days of Action take place from November 17, 2021 to November 18, 2021. Please join us in our advocacy to create justice for Black immigrants. The LRIF Days of Action serve multiple purposes: to inform our communities of available resources and the deadline, to sound the alarm loud and clear about the importance of LRIF, and to advocate for Congress to eliminate the arbitrary LRIF deadline.

For resources on how to apply for LRIF, go to undocublack.org/lrif & check out our LRIF Highlights.

#LiberateLRIF

From our friends at UndocuBlack Network:

The UndocuBlack Network (UBN), @africansus , @instabaji , and Black Immigrant Collective are launching two days of action focused on the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) program, approximately one month from the application deadline of December 20, 2021.

The LRIF Days of Action take place from November 17, 2021 to November 18, 2021. Please join us in our advocacy to create justice for Black immigrants. The LRIF Days of Action serve multiple purposes: to inform our communities of available resources and the deadline, to sound the alarm loud and clear about the importance of LRIF, and to advocate for Congress to eliminate the arbitrary LRIF deadline.

For resources on how to apply for LRIF, go to undocublack.org/lrif & check out our LRIF Highlights.

#LiberateLRIF

The number of migrants being monitored under a surveillance program launched as an alternative to traditional detention ...
11/15/2021
Record number of immigrants funneled into alternative detention programs

The number of migrants being monitored under a surveillance program launched as an alternative to traditional detention facilities has grown astronomically during the Biden administration.
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A record 136,026 immigrants are now being monitored under Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP), up from 86,000 at the beginning of the year.
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That growth has alarmed critics who say the program causes mental and physical harm to immigrants while doing little to divert them away from ICE's brick-and-mortar facilities.
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Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/581125-record-number-of-immigrants-funneled-into-alternative-detention-programs

The number of migrants being monitored under a surveillance program launched as an alternative to traditional detention facilities has grown astronomically during the Biden administration.

Two ICE-Air mass deportation flights to Cameroon in the fall of 2020 returned over 80 individuals to a country wracked b...
11/12/2021

Two ICE-Air mass deportation flights to Cameroon in the fall of 2020 returned over 80 individuals to a country wracked by protracted violence. Now a complaint detailing their harrowing experiences has been filed with the US Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) by seven co-signing immigrants' rights organizations.
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In this podcast, three parties to the complaint, “Ray,” “Castillo,” and “Godswill,” expose in excruciating detail how ICE agents hacked a full-body restraint called The WRAP (considered a “life-saving device” by its manufacturer, Safe Restraints, Inc.) to coerce, threaten, punish, force compliance, and torture Black asylum seekers during deportations on Omni Air International, aka the “death plane.”
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WITNESS RADIO is created and directed by Sarah Towle, produced by Livia Brock, and endorsed by Witness at the Border.
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Listen and read on Medium: https://bit.ly/WRMediumWRAP.
Listen to “WITNESS RADIO: A Podcast about Immigration” on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
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#ImmigrationIsABlackIssue
#StopTheDeportations
#WelcomeWithDignity
#CrueltyIsNotOK

A coalition of South-Asian businesses in Irving, Texas, sent us a gift yesterday. Five full pallets of pantry items, hyg...
11/12/2021

A coalition of South-Asian businesses in Irving, Texas, sent us a gift yesterday. Five full pallets of pantry items, hygiene products, toiletries, non-perishable food, bedding, and all sorts of other every day necessities. At the top of the swiftly arriving holiday season, this generosity has blown us away. We have hundreds of clients on our roster and so many families will benefit from this gift. We cannot thank this gesture enough, and are reminded again that it is the power of community that keeps us going strong.
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Join us. Follow this link to share joy with our resilient clients: https://support.hrionline.org/a/donate-hw21
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#ImmigrantRightsAreHumanRights #AsylumIsLegal #DoUntoOthers

Immigrants need REAL relief! Join us as we demand Democrats fulfill their promises and pass comprehensive immigration re...
11/12/2021

Immigrants need REAL relief! Join us as we demand Democrats fulfill their promises and pass comprehensive immigration reform! March with us from Central Park to @SenSchumer's home in Brooklyn.

Today!
⏰9AM- 4PM

#EndTitle42 #RegulateICE #CloseDetentionCamps

Immigrants need REAL relief! Join us as we demand Democrats fulfill their promises and pass comprehensive immigration reform! March with us from Central Park to @SenSchumer's home in Brooklyn.

Today!
⏰9AM- 4PM

#EndTitle42 #RegulateICE #CloseDetentionCamps

RYHO21 tickets on sale now!https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpiDecember 10, 20217-9:30 p.m.at theKimpton Pittman Hotel2551 Elm St, D...
11/11/2021

RYHO21 tickets on sale now!

https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpi

December 10, 2021
7-9:30 p.m.

at the

Kimpton Pittman Hotel
2551 Elm St, Dallas

Join us to celebrate HRI’s 21st birthday at our annual storytelling event, Stories from the HeART: Rock Your HeART Out which is scheduled on International Human Rights Day! Collect limited-edition art and merchandise, listen to life-changing stories, engage with luminous music from across the world to make an impact for immigrants and refugees in North Texas.

We cannot wait to see you there!
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PROGRAM:
Meet & Greet: 7 P.M.
Program begins at 8.

Complementary valet parking available.

FOR YOUR SAFETY: Please come vaccinated or prepared to wear a mask unless seated. We will space tables and use sanitation stations.

TICKETS required. On sale through December 9, 2021.

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas promotes human rights and dignity by providing free legal and social services to immigrant survivors of human rights abuses.
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For questions or to become an HRI Sponsor, please contact our Development Office: [email protected]

RYHO21 tickets on sale now!

https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpi

December 10, 2021
7-9:30 p.m.

at the

Kimpton Pittman Hotel
2551 Elm St, Dallas

Join us to celebrate HRI’s 21st birthday at our annual storytelling event, Stories from the HeART: Rock Your HeART Out which is scheduled on International Human Rights Day! Collect limited-edition art and merchandise, listen to life-changing stories, engage with luminous music from across the world to make an impact for immigrants and refugees in North Texas.

We cannot wait to see you there!
.
.
PROGRAM:
Meet & Greet: 7 P.M.
Program begins at 8.

Complementary valet parking available.

FOR YOUR SAFETY: Please come vaccinated or prepared to wear a mask unless seated. We will space tables and use sanitation stations.

TICKETS required. On sale through December 9, 2021.

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas promotes human rights and dignity by providing free legal and social services to immigrant survivors of human rights abuses.
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.
For questions or to become an HRI Sponsor, please contact our Development Office: [email protected]

RYHO21 tickets on sale now!https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpiDecember 10, 20217-9:30 p.m. at the Kimpton Pittman Hotel2551 Elm St,...
11/11/2021

RYHO21 tickets on sale now!

https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpi

December 10, 2021
7-9:30 p.m.

at the

Kimpton Pittman Hotel
2551 Elm St, Dallas

Join us to celebrate HRI’s 21st birthday! Collect limited-edition art and merchandise, listen to life-changing stories, engage with luminous music from across the world to make an impact for immigrants and refugees in North Texas.
.
.
HRI’s annual storytelling event, Stories from the HeART: Rock Your HeART Out, is scheduled on International Human Rights Day. We cannot wait to see you there!

Meet & Greet: 7 P.M.
Program begins at 8.

Complementary valet parking available.

For your safety:

Please come vaccinated or prepared to wear a mask unless seated. We will space tables and use sanitation stations.

Tickets required. On sale through December 9, 2021.

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas promotes human rights and dignity by providing free legal and social services to immigrant survivors of human rights abuses.
.
.
For questions or to become an HRI Sponsor, please contact our Development Office: [email protected]

RYHO21 tickets on sale now!

https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpi

December 10, 2021
7-9:30 p.m.

at the

Kimpton Pittman Hotel
2551 Elm St, Dallas

Join us to celebrate HRI’s 21st birthday! Collect limited-edition art and merchandise, listen to life-changing stories, engage with luminous music from across the world to make an impact for immigrants and refugees in North Texas.
.
.
HRI’s annual storytelling event, Stories from the HeART: Rock Your HeART Out, is scheduled on International Human Rights Day. We cannot wait to see you there!

Meet & Greet: 7 P.M.
Program begins at 8.

Complementary valet parking available.

For your safety:

Please come vaccinated or prepared to wear a mask unless seated. We will space tables and use sanitation stations.

Tickets required. On sale through December 9, 2021.

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas promotes human rights and dignity by providing free legal and social services to immigrant survivors of human rights abuses.
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.
For questions or to become an HRI Sponsor, please contact our Development Office: [email protected]

Address

2801 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX
75204

General information

What does a human rights activist look like? Where do they live? In New York? Washington, D.C.? Overseas? How about Dallas? Yes, the struggle for freedom and equality around the world lives in Dallas, Texas, too. At Human Rights Initiative. We are lawyers and social workers, pastors and students. We are regular working people. Through a network of dedicated volunteers, Human Rights Initiative helps those who have suffered terrible wrongs at home for worshiping their God. For speaking out against oppression. For being women. We provide 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. At Human Rights Initiative, we provide the resources – the hope – these courageous people need to leave their persecutors behind and begin anew.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Friday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm

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(214) 855-0520

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We are lawyers and social workers, pastors and students. We are regular working people. Through a strong network of dedicated pro-bono lawyers and volunteers, for the past 18 years Human Rights Initiative has helped those who have suffered terrible wrongs at home for worshiping their God - For speaking out against oppression - For being women. We provide legal representation and social services free of charge to those who have fled persecution and arrived in Dallas, Texas with little or nothing.

When the hateful rhetoric is loud and raucous, it can be tempting to lose sight of why we do what we do. But we are easily drawn back to our mission by our fearless clients and our incredible supporters.

Our clients are the 11-year-old girls fleeing countries like Honduras and El Salvador because they were being stalked by gang members. They are the women who give up everything they have ever known in order to escape the relentless cycle of domestic abuse. They are the parents of young children who are sexually assaulted and work with law enforcement to ensure the offender is put in jail. And they are the “defenders of democracy” who stand up to corrupt politicians in countries like Cameroon and Zimbabwe and pay the price for their candor in broken bones and other trauma.

At Human Rights Initiative, we provide the resources – the hope – these courageous people need to leave their persecutors behind and begin anew.

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RYHO21 preps are in full motion! Music rehearsals are on, videos are underway and The Pittman Hotel is finalizing last details. Have you bought your tickets yet? . . All info here! https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpi
BREAKING: On Friday, November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220 to 213 to pass the Build Back Better package, excluding a pathway to citizenship for millions of our undocumented community members. Included in the bill is a temporary program known as parole-in-place: an immigration provision that can protect millions of undocumented people in this country. . . The Parole option that passed is not a pathway to citizenship, this program would undoubtedly give relief to our clients and millions of people in this country, but the FIGHT FOR CITIZENSHIP IS NOT OVER. The bill now goes to the Senate, where we have a chance to fight for more. . . We need all hands on deck now to push Senate Dems Leaders to do everything in their power to expand paths to citizenship in the bill by using every tool, which should include Vice President Kamala Harris using her power to overrule the Parliamentarian or ending the filibuster. . . We cannot let the Biden White House and Senate Democrats hide behind procedural recommendations made by unelected bureaucrats when they have the majority to deliver for our communities. . . We will continue to stand strong with our community partners and organizations like RAICES, United We Dream and NAKASEC Action Fund (to name a few) to fight for citizenship for the more than 7 million undocumented people in this country and hold Democrats accountable to the promises they made to the immigrant community. . . Do not lose sight of what must come next, friends. Join our efforts. Want to help? Tell Senate DEMS to take the next step: 202-410-5589 #WeAreHome THANK YOU for your constant support!
We are so proud of these courageous HRI Connect/Conexión leaders who are sharing the challenges they've faced waiting years for immigration relief. Honor their courage by raising your voice TODAY. Read story here: https://www.keranews.org/news/2021-11-17/despite-a-policy-change-in-june-some-north-texas-u-visa-applicants-are-still-waiting . . House members are voting on the Build Back Better Act, which includes work permits + deportation protection + funding to reduce the immigration backlog. . . 🚨🚨 Call 202-999-4829! 🚨🚨 Don't know what to say? Here's a script: Hi my name is [your name]. I'm calling today to ask [name of representative] to vote YES on the Build Back Better Act. . . [If you have a personal story about why these changes are important to you, share it! If you need more ideas:] . . Right now, our underfunded immigration system means that survivors, who have already been through so much, must wait years and years for stability. It's time for this grueling wait to end. Please vote yes to protect the millions of immigrants who call America home. . . #BuildBackBetterAct
All month, HRI is collecting donations to help families purchase gifts and necessities for Holiday Wish. . . “Thanks to generous support, we’ve been able to provide unprecedented aid through the pandemic,” said Sierra Houck, ​speaking for HRI’s Social Services Program. “Our clients have shown incredible resilience and resourcefulness, but they continue to feel the impact of the pandemic and recession. We’re asking the community to come together again to ensure that families can celebrate at year’s end without sacrificing basic needs.” . . Our goal is to provide for 50 or more households. Funds raised beyond our goal may be used to sustain HRI’s ongoing legal and social services programs. . . To participate in the 2021 Holiday Wish Campaign, visit the Holiday Wish 2021 page: https://support.hrionline.org/a/donate-hw21 Thanks for being part of the giving this season! . . #ImmigrantRightsAreHumanRights #SpreadJoy #PowerofCommunity
A miracle-worker who made our most fantastical ideas into reality, Blake came to HRI as a systems and processes virtual volunteer in the summer of 2021. He lives in Atlanta, GA. . . Blake is adept at programming and created a sleek program for our annual audit. This program takes the administrative burden of our annual audit off of the staff completely. The program formats raw data into an unique and passcode protected link to send to all pro bono attorneys or firms that worked on HRI cases in the fiscal year. This program collects and inputs the data from the pro bono into a tidy spreadsheet. . . He was a joy to work with on this project! Blake is creative, proficient, and an excellent critical thinker. He worked in every tiny change to the program and solved complex problems. He found solutions to every one of my suggestions and preemptively solved problems. Our ideas that we thought were fantastical, Blake made into a reality. He is a fast learner, masterful worker, and a genuinely kind human. THANK YOU, Blake! . . #Volunteer #Educate #Advocate #ImmigrantRightsAreHumanRights
From our friends at UndocuBlack Network: The UndocuBlack Network (UBN), @africansus , @instabaji , and Black Immigrant Collective are launching two days of action focused on the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) program, approximately one month from the application deadline of December 20, 2021. The LRIF Days of Action take place from November 17, 2021 to November 18, 2021. Please join us in our advocacy to create justice for Black immigrants. The LRIF Days of Action serve multiple purposes: to inform our communities of available resources and the deadline, to sound the alarm loud and clear about the importance of LRIF, and to advocate for Congress to eliminate the arbitrary LRIF deadline. For resources on how to apply for LRIF, go to undocublack.org/lrif & check out our LRIF Highlights. #LiberateLRIF
The number of migrants being monitored under a surveillance program launched as an alternative to traditional detention facilities has grown astronomically during the Biden administration. . . A record 136,026 immigrants are now being monitored under Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP), up from 86,000 at the beginning of the year. . . That growth has alarmed critics who say the program causes mental and physical harm to immigrants while doing little to divert them away from ICE's brick-and-mortar facilities. . . Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/581125-record-number-of-immigrants-funneled-into-alternative-detention-programs
Two ICE-Air mass deportation flights to Cameroon in the fall of 2020 returned over 80 individuals to a country wracked by protracted violence. Now a complaint detailing their harrowing experiences has been filed with the US Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) by seven co-signing immigrants' rights organizations. . . In this podcast, three parties to the complaint, “Ray,” “Castillo,” and “Godswill,” expose in excruciating detail how ICE agents hacked a full-body restraint called The WRAP (considered a “life-saving device” by its manufacturer, Safe Restraints, Inc.) to coerce, threaten, punish, force compliance, and torture Black asylum seekers during deportations on Omni Air International, aka the “death plane.” . . WITNESS RADIO is created and directed by Sarah Towle, produced by Livia Brock, and endorsed by Witness at the Border. . . Listen and read on Medium: https://bit.ly/WRMediumWRAP. Listen to “WITNESS RADIO: A Podcast about Immigration” on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. . . #ImmigrationIsABlackIssue #StopTheDeportations #WelcomeWithDignity #CrueltyIsNotOK
A coalition of South-Asian businesses in Irving, Texas, sent us a gift yesterday. Five full pallets of pantry items, hygiene products, toiletries, non-perishable food, bedding, and all sorts of other every day necessities. At the top of the swiftly arriving holiday season, this generosity has blown us away. We have hundreds of clients on our roster and so many families will benefit from this gift. We cannot thank this gesture enough, and are reminded again that it is the power of community that keeps us going strong. . . Join us. Follow this link to share joy with our resilient clients: https://support.hrionline.org/a/donate-hw21 . . #ImmigrantRightsAreHumanRights #AsylumIsLegal #DoUntoOthers
Immigrants need REAL relief! Join us as we demand Democrats fulfill their promises and pass comprehensive immigration reform! March with us from Central Park to @SenSchumer's home in Brooklyn. Today! ⏰9AM- 4PM #EndTitle42 #RegulateICE #CloseDetentionCamps
RYHO21 tickets on sale now! https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpi December 10, 2021 7-9:30 p.m. at the Kimpton Pittman Hotel 2551 Elm St, Dallas Join us to celebrate HRI’s 21st birthday at our annual storytelling event, Stories from the HeART: Rock Your HeART Out which is scheduled on International Human Rights Day! Collect limited-edition art and merchandise, listen to life-changing stories, engage with luminous music from across the world to make an impact for immigrants and refugees in North Texas. We cannot wait to see you there! . . PROGRAM: Meet & Greet: 7 P.M. Program begins at 8. Complementary valet parking available. FOR YOUR SAFETY: Please come vaccinated or prepared to wear a mask unless seated. We will space tables and use sanitation stations. TICKETS required. On sale through December 9, 2021. Human Rights Initiative of North Texas promotes human rights and dignity by providing free legal and social services to immigrant survivors of human rights abuses. . . For questions or to become an HRI Sponsor, please contact our Development Office: [email protected]
RYHO21 tickets on sale now! https://lnkd.in/gmv3QPpi December 10, 2021 7-9:30 p.m. at the Kimpton Pittman Hotel 2551 Elm St, Dallas Join us to celebrate HRI’s 21st birthday! Collect limited-edition art and merchandise, listen to life-changing stories, engage with luminous music from across the world to make an impact for immigrants and refugees in North Texas. . . HRI’s annual storytelling event, Stories from the HeART: Rock Your HeART Out, is scheduled on International Human Rights Day. We cannot wait to see you there! Meet & Greet: 7 P.M. Program begins at 8. Complementary valet parking available. For your safety: Please come vaccinated or prepared to wear a mask unless seated. We will space tables and use sanitation stations. Tickets required. On sale through December 9, 2021. Human Rights Initiative of North Texas promotes human rights and dignity by providing free legal and social services to immigrant survivors of human rights abuses. . . For questions or to become an HRI Sponsor, please contact our Development Office: [email protected]