From American Gateways, this month's Get Involved spotlight organization:
American Gateways champions the dignity and human rights of immigrants, refugees and immigrant survivors or persecution, torture, conflict, and human trafficking through exceptional immigration legal services at no or low cost, education, and advocacy. We empower immigrants to know their rights and be their own best legal advocate, and for some we provide full legal representation. Last year, over 10,000 immigrants from nearly 70 countries were empowered through the information and assistance they received from us.
Founded in 1987 as the Political Asylum Project of Austin to help refugees fleeing war in Central America, over the past 31 years, we have grown to become one of the most effective and efficient nonprofit providers of immigration legal services in the country. Based in Austin, we serve 20 Central Texas counties and three Texas detention centers, including the women-only Hutto detention center in Williamson County.
Our experienced legal team, along with our volunteers and pro bono attorneys, have been successful in helping immigrants living in the community and in immigration detention facilities achieve safety, freedom and hope through a legal status that allows them to remain in the U.S., work and raise their families. Together, we have the power to stand up for justice, and stand with our immigrant community.
For more information or to volunteer, please visit www.americangateways.org, or call Ashley Dunn at (512) 478-0546 ext. 216