| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Central American Resource Center (Houston Office)

  • Location:
    6006 Bellaire Blvd
    Suite 100
    Houston, TX 77081
  • Phone:
    (713) 665-1284
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Central American Resource Center's (CARECEN) Immigration Legal Services Program serves more than 9,000 low-income immigrants each year through a variety of direct legal services, community education, and advocacy.

Counties served: Harris
Detention Facilities Served: CCA Detention Center Houston (TX), IAH Detention Center Livingston (TX)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
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