Immigration Resources

La Puerta

Services:

  • La Puerta helps connect the immigrant community with trustworthy legal services. If you want to know more about these low-resource non-profit offices, please contact them.
  • ESL classes (morning/afternoon), Citizenship classes, art classes, bible studies, citizenship.
  • Has connections with outside clinics
  • Offers legal aid: works with Greater Waco Legal Services and American Gateways
  • Offers mental health counseling free of cost (there is current waitlist).

Contact Information:

  • Office: (254) 754-3503
  • Cell: 254-301-4062 (they carry their cell all the time, more likely to answer)
  • 500 Clay Ave, 2nd Floor, Waco, TX 76706 ‘
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  • Open Monday and Wednesday 9AM – 5PM

Waco Immigrants Alliance

W.I.A is a grassroots community organization that works to make Waco a safe, welcoming, and equitable place for every immigrant.

Services:

  • Educate the community on immigration issues and their effects on our city and its people.
  • Provide “Know Your Rights” info sessions, panels, legal referrals, and other resources to the community.
  • Encourage and empower churches to know how to speak about the topic in a truthful and loving way.
  • Equip community leaders and other service providers with tools to serve their people through basic legal information and referrals to relevant services.
  • Work to end the isolation of immigrant detention through visitation programs.
  • Advocate alongside immigrants and allies through action such as letter writing, vigils, marches, and legislative visits.
  • Support and promote comprehensive reform that ends the privatization of immigrant detention and creates a path to citizenship.
  • Assist eligible families with fundraising campaigns for detention & deportation defense.
  • Manage the Waco Community Defense Hotline for immigrants in crisis

For an extensive list of resources and events, please visit their website.

Contact Information:


American Gateways-Waco

Services:

  • Specializes in helping victims of crime
  • Immigration legal services (green card renewals (on sliding scale), family based, crime victims visas, removal defense, asylum, etc);
  • “Know Your Rights” presentations.

Contact Information:

  • Call Luz Rueda at (254) 230-0382 ext. 264
  • 2323 Columbus Ave Suite C, Waco, TX 76701
  • americangateways.org

Baylor Law Immigration Clinic

Services:

  • Free Legal Advice Clinics – Currently only with DACA Renewal Applications

Contact Information:

  • (254) 710-1911
  • 1114 S University Parks Dr., Waco, TX 76706
  • baylor.edu/law

 

 

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Updated and Verified on 9/30/21