Through zealous representation, GHIRP ensures that immigrants in the community have equal access to due process in our complex immigration system. Access to counsel is a critical component to due process for immigrants seeking family unity, protection from deportation, and freedom from abuse and persecution. GHIRP’s model of combining education with legal representation empowers immigrants in our community to reach their greatest potential by first achieving safety, stability, and independence.Contact Us
We are a group of dedicated lawyers and legal professionals committed to providing high-quality legal services to low-income immigrants in the Galveston-Houston area. GHIRP provides zealous advocacy at every level, from Know Your Rights presentations to federal litigation without restrictions. As a local organization, we focus on local issues that immigrants are facing, using education, representation and outreach, to serve and advocate for immigrants to build a more resilient, diverse community. This same spirit drives the GHIRP mission, which seeks to ensure that all individuals within our borders have the equal access to our justice system and the protections it offers.
GHIRP eliminates barriers immigrants face in obtaining legal counsel and expanding direct representation in the Galveston-Houston area. Legal advocates are critical now, more than ever, in assisting immigrants navigate the complex immigration system. ICE apprehension and detention authority is exponentially more expansive than in the past, yet the resources dedicated to preserving immigrant rights remain stagnant. Recent changes to immigration policies and laws have eroded due process protections for immigrants, which has broadly eliminated access to safety and stability in the United States for many vulnerable immigrants.