On behalf of the parishioners of the Diocese of Dallas, our programs serve families looking to put food on thetable and keep a roof over their heads, immigrants seeking opportunity in the U.S., and resettled refugees fleeing war or persecution in their native countries.
American Gateways is committed to justice for immigrants because we believe that everyone- regardless of immigration status- should be allowed to demonstrate their legal reason to be in the United States. Far too many people, with a legal reason to be here, are detained or deported simply because they can't afford to hire a private immigration lawyer. Furthermore, immigrants do not have a legal right to a court-appointed attorney in immigration matters and most do not qualify for government-funded legal assistance programs.
Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and advance the legal, human, and civil rights of people with disabilities living in Texas. DRTx was established in 1977 by the United States Congress as Texas’ federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A). We protect and advocate for the legal and human rights of people with disabilities, a majority of whom are poor.