Tag: Immigration Clinic: Cases and Projects

  • visitors stand outside facility in Hutto
    In March 2021, the Texas Law Immigration Clinic published with Grassroots Leadership a report entitled “Cruelty and Corruption: Contracting to Lock up Immigrant Women for Profit at the Hutto Detention Center.” The Hutto detention center, located in Taylor, Texas, holds women seeking asylum in the United States. For years, the Texas Law Immigration Clinic has […]
  • Since the rollout of the “Remain in Mexico” program in south Texas in the summer of 2019, the clinic has engaged in efforts to address the extreme harms suffered by asylum seekers trapped in northern Mexico during their U.S. Immigration Court proceedings as a result of this new policy. In the fall of 2019, student […]
  • The Clinic authored and joined with dozens of law and social science professors to submit an “EXPERT RESPONSE TO THE FINAL EMERGENCY INTERIM REPORT OF THE CBP FAMILIES AND CHILDREN CARE PANEL OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL” in May 2019. The response discusses current immigration realities at the US-Mexico border.
  • Images of a detention center with barbed wire
    This report is prepared on behalf of approximately 80 African immigrants who were held in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the West Texas Detention Facility (WTDF) in Sierra Blanca, Texas, from approximately February 23, 2018, to March 2, 2018. The WTDF is a large detention facility currently operated under a federal government contract with LaSalle […]
  • Starting in 2006 with the opening of the federal government’s T. Don Hutto family immigration detention center in Taylor, Texas, the clinic has engaged in impact litigation as well as individual representation to end family detention practices. Working in collaboration with other groups, the clinic succeeded in ending family detention at Hutto in 2009. The […]
  • Helping Asylum Seekers The clinic handles asylum cases for immigrants seeking protection based on political, religious, or gender-based violence or other persecution in their home countries. Our asylum clients either are detained in Texas detention centers or are living in the Austin area. In recent years, clinic students handled several cutting-edge asylum claims from Mexico […]
  • After the administration’s implementation of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in June 2012, the clinic led efforts to assist DREAMers in filing applications under the program and developed model materials for group workshops that have been used throughout the country. Clinic students and other volunteers participated in 13 DACA workshops in Austin over a […]
  • The Working Group on Human Rights and the Border Wall prepared a submission to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights highlighting violations of the Right to Property, Non-Discrimination, and Indigenous Rights of Residents of the Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Texas-Mexico Border.
  • This article was written by Jerry de Jaager and first published in the Fall 2007 issue of UT Law magazine. Taylor, Texas, about thirty miles from Austin, advertises itself as a “a vibrant, growing community of . . . friendly people living the good life.” The community newspaper announces a farmers market, a fajita cook-off, […]