HOUSTON – Advocates, community leaders and immigrant legal service providers held a news conference to announce the launch of the Harris County Immigrant Legal Services Fund.
The funds will help provide legal representation for immigrant members who are facing the threat of deportation and/or detained.
According to a news release, Harris County has the most residents with the most pending immigration court cases in the country.
Andrea Guttin with the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative says the funds will also provide lawyers to adults and children who have been previously detained.
“We worked with community members and advocates to make this program a reality,” she said.
Families with a loved one in detention can call 1-833-468-4664 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by clicking here.