RAICES serves community members in all of our Texas regions in defending themselves against deportation in Immigration Court. Because immigration proceedings are a civil rather than a criminal matter, immigrants have the right to counsel but the onus to pay for an attorney is borne by the immigrant and the “lack of appointed counsel may have a profound impact on immigrant’s ability to receive a fair hearing.”
RAICES attorneys represent people in detention who are seeking release through bond, and we handle a full range of defenses both for people in detention and those who are fighting their court cases following release.
To request help in defending a case in Immigration Court, you or your family can call the RAICES office nearest to you, or if your home is in San Antonio, please call our Immigration Detention Hotline at (800) 409-2893.
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