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American Gateways (San Antonio Office)

  • Location:
    2300 W. Commerce Street
    Suite 313
    San Antonio, TX 78207
  • Phone:
    (210) 521-4768 ext. 232
  • Fax:
    (210) 625-6797
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:
    No

American Gateways is one of the largest immigration legal services providers in Texas. Our clients receive culturally sensitive, trauma-informed legal representation from start to finish of a case. American Gateways is also the only nonprofit in the state to provide legal orientation, immigration workshops, and pro bono legal representation at four immigrant detention facilities. Our San Antonio office serves the Karnes County Correctional Center Karnes City, Texas and South Texas Detention Facility in Pearsall, Texas. A central feature of our mission is to engage and educate immigrant communities about immigration law and process, an individual’s rights within this process, and forms of relief for which an individual might be eligible. Our San Antonio office focuses on naturalization clinic, Know Your Rights presentations, and DACA renewal clinics.

Counties served: Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazos, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Hays, Karnes, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Mason, McLennan, Milam, San Saba, Travis, Williamson
Detention Facilities Served: Karnes County Correctional Center (TX), South Texas Family Residential Center [Dilley] (TX)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, 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
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Community Development, Education
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, 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 criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No

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