Our services

GHIRP is a non-profit legal services organization that represents immigrants in the Galveston-Houston area.  Our legal team focuses exclusively on immigration legal services and accompanying social services.

  • Our clients come from every corner of the globe, each with their own story. GHIRP’s legal team represents clients in all types of immigration cases, including:

Citizenship and Lawful Permanent Residency

Asylum

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Removal Defense

(cases in immigration court)

DACA

Visas for individuals who have survived a crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking

(U and T visas, VAWA documents)

Temporary Protected
Status

(TPS)

Work authorization documents

How we help

GHIRP’s staff provide comprehensive legal services to immigrants in the community, addressing a broad spectrum of legal needs. Our culturally competent services support clients at every level of the immigration process, from initial interviews through federal court appeals and litigation. GHIRP’s legal staff represent clients seeking family reunification, freedom from persecution and abuse, protection from deportation, work authorization, lawful permanent residency, citizenship, and everything in between. 

Our team has extensive experience working with immigrant survivors of human trafficking and violent crimes, detained adults and unaccompanied minors, vulnerable youth, and immigrants with mental health and competency concerns. With a passion for advocating for those in need, combined with nationally recognized expertise in the immigration field, GHIRP’s legal team propels our clients to safety, stability and independence.

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  • "Know Your Rights” Presentations
  • Legal consultations
  • Legal Representation for clients seeking:
  • - Family Reunification
    - Freedom from persecution, abuse and trafficking
    - Protection from deportation
    - Work authorization
    - DACA and TPS initial and renewal applications
    - Lawful permanent residency
    - Citizenship
    - And a broad spectrum of immigration legal needs

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How we help

GHIRP’s staff provide comprehensive legal services to immigrants in the community, addressing a broad spectrum of legal needs. Our culturally competent services support clients at every level of the immigration process, from initial interviews through federal court appeals and litigation. GHIRP’s legal staff represent clients seeking family reunification, freedom from persecution and abuse, protection from deportation, work authorization, lawful permanent residency, citizenship, and everything in between. 

Our team has extensive experience working with immigrant survivors of human trafficking and violent crimes, detained adults and unaccompanied minors, vulnerable youth, and immigrants with mental health and competency concerns. With a passion for advocating for those in need, combined with nationally recognized expertise in the immigration field, GHIRP’s legal team propels our clients to safety, stability and independence.

Questions?
Contact Us
  • "Know Your Rights” Presentations
  • Legal consultations
  • Legal Representation for clients seeking:
  • - Family Reunification
    - Freedom from persecution, abuse and trafficking
    - Protection from deportation
    - Work authorization
    - DACA and TPS initial and renewal applications
    - Lawful permanent residency
    - Citizenship
    - And a broad spectrum of immigration legal needs

Immigrant Children & Youth (ICY) Team

1. Know Your Rights presentations to detained unaccompanied immigrant children in Houston;

2. Legal screenings for detained and released immigrant children and youth in Houston, Galveston, and Montgomery Counties;

3.  Direct representation for detained and released immigrant children and youth before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Family Courts, and Federal Courts;

4. Case management and social services;

5. Legal referrals for unaccompanied immigrant children who move to another jurisdiction.

How to contact us:
Email icy@ghirp.org or call (713) 561-3059

Detained Adult Team

1. Direct representation for detained adults in the Houston area before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Courts

2. Merits blind representation to Harris County residents detained in the Houston-area detention facilities

How to contact us:
Email DetainedAdult@ghirp.org or call 713-561-3059

Survivors of Crime and Human Trafficking

1. Know Your Rights presentations and outreach activities at community centers and shelters in Harris and Galveston County

2. Confidential legal consultations and needs assessments to survivors in the community

3. Direct legal representation for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes

4. Referrals for social, educational, housing, civil legal representation, medical, counseling and other services to partner agencies and community organizations providing such services

How to contact us:
Email community@ghirp.org or call (713) 561-3059

General Immigration

1. Monthly Know Your Rights presentations and walk-in clinics at St. Vincent’s House and Clinic in Galveston, Texas.

2. Confidential legal consultations

3. Direct legal representation to immigrants seeking family unity, freedom from abuse and persecution, protection from deportation, and citizenship in the Galveston-Houston area

How to contact us:
Email community@ghirp.org or call (713) 561-3059
Impact Stories

Our impact

Not having an attorney during an immigration court hearing would be like going unarmed into war without the necessary ammunition to ensure you or your family’s safety. During my hearings before the judge, of which there were three that lasted about 20 hours, Elizabeth was a mentor.  She guided and defended me with great intelligence, wisdom, assurance, and tenacity before every official we encountered in the process.

We were never alone. Elizabeth was always there to help me obtain my political asylum in the USA.

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