Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services
Founded in 1986 as the Refugee Aid Project by community activists in South Texas, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. A diverse staff of 240 attorneys, legal assistants, social workers, advocates, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state. In 2017, RAICES staff closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the client. Our advocacy and commitment to change are driven by the clients and families we serve every day as our attorneys and legal assistants provide legal advocacy and representation in an immigration system that breaks apart families and leaves millions without pathways to legal status.
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@raicestexas on Twitter
This week @AppropsDems proposed a budget with significant cuts to ICE ERO, a 1st in a long fight to #DefundHate.… https://t.co/9YqI1Tu86r
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RT @janschakowsky: Families belong together! @ICEgov must safely and swiftly release children and their parents together. #FreeTheFamilies…
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RT @RepEscobar: “I’m afraid. I haven’t been able to sleep.” #COVID19 is spreading like wildfire in @ICEgov detention centers putting child…
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RT @actualjerk: It’s a great day to Abolish ICE https://t.co/YhH4LtsyI3
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RT @HouseJudiciary: We can’t allow more kids to be ripped from their parents’ arms on our watch. But that is exactly what could happen if w…
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RT @theYoungCenter: Family separation 2.0 should outrage the country just as much as the family separation crisis in 2018. @ICEgov cannot u…
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RT @PoderLatinx: Family separation 2.0 should outrage the country just as much as the family separation crisis in 2018. @ICEgov cannot use…
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RT @HouseJudiciary: .@ICEgov: Family detention is dangerous. Do the right thing: don’t separate more families and #FreeTheFamilies NOW. htt…
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RT @SEARAC: Parents should not have to choose between keeping their child in detention, where they are exposed to rampant #COVID19 spread,…
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RT @dianalimongi: Around 30 kids & parents have tested positive for #COVID19 at a detention center in Texas. Keeping your child in detentio…
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RT @AbayaMiriam: The government is making a choice to separate rather than #FreeTheFamilies. There is another choice--let families be #Safe…
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RT @wrcommission: A choice to be separated from your child is no choice at all. We saw the effects of family separation in 2018—we won't al…
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