Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services
Founded in 1986 as the Refugee Aid Project by community activists in South Texas, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. A diverse staff of 240 attorneys, legal assistants, social workers, advocates, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state. In 2017, RAICES staff closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the client. Our advocacy and commitment to change are driven by the clients and families we serve every day as our attorneys and legal assistants provide legal advocacy and representation in an immigration system that breaks apart families and leaves millions without pathways to legal status.
+ More
@raicestexas on Twitter
It's because of our moral obligation to respond to this global crisis that we want to remind our government that as… https://t.co/dWIUM8a1id
21 hours ago
U.S. based corporations have designed mechanisms to dilute their responsibilities regarding human & labor rights: f… https://t.co/LQ3Kx7BVgL
21 hours ago
The United States has had an important role in establishing the status quo. From funding the civil wars across Cent… https://t.co/wWXvyRKCGD
21 hours ago
Global migration will only increase with climate change. And the international community of nations has shown littl… https://t.co/1AmfVwV5MD
21 hours ago
With populations from North Africa in Italy and Spain, from Southeast Asia in the Middle East, and from Central Ame… https://t.co/zkVYhYGpW0
21 hours ago
Let's expand. In the U.S., we often view immigration as a domestic policy issue. However, when viewing other regi… https://t.co/aUDWVGscbq
21 hours ago
On this #WorldRefugeeDay let's remember that: 👉🏾The U.S. has uprooted millions from their homes through war, trad… https://t.co/1raSF11z6e
21 hours ago
On this #WorldRefugeeDay, we honor families like Sofia’s. Sofia and her family are seeking asylum in the U.S. ICE… https://t.co/mFhM7ZquU2
a day ago
- When working w/ single dads w/ sons, at least 16% were Black - When working w/ full family units, at least 61% w… https://t.co/WinOW390Pc
2 days ago
Recently, of 84 families we worked w/ in Title 42, it's estimated that 66, or 79%, of them were Black. Since Apri… https://t.co/a28079Q8MR
2 days ago
- In 2019, ICE detained more people than ever before. As with the above number, this disproportionately affected Bl… https://t.co/ko5GZkc0rR
2 days ago
- In 2019, almost half of the families incarcerated in detention centers are Haitian - ICE locks up immigrants fro… https://t.co/iHx3uOm7Pz
2 days ago

Frequently Asked Questions