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The only thing hotter than the Texas heat is HRI's fight for justice! 
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August Heat with a Side of Justice!

The only thing hotter than the Texas weather is HRI's fight for justice! Find out what we've been up to this month and how you can get involved! Don't forget to connect with us on our new social media accounts.

Follow us on our new Instagram and Snapchat Accounts :
IG: @HumanRightsInitiative 
SC: @HRInt 

GET INVOLVED

 
HRI is currently seeking passionate and energetic undergrad and graduate students who are committed to the fight for justice. See available opportunities below! 
Urgent: Interpreter Needed! 

HRI is looking for a volunteer Amharic interpreter to assist a client on Tuesday September 6, 2016.  If interested, or if you know someone who may be interested, please contact Elisabeth Hagberg. The interpreter will be needed Tuesday morning for approximately 2 hours. A professional interpreter is not required, however, the volunteer must be fluent in both Amharic and English. Must be in person, telephone interpretation is not possible.
Social Services Internship

Part-time (20-25 hrs/wk) 
September 2016 – December 2016
Full position description can be found here. Send cover letter and resume to Zainab Ellis, Zellis@hrionline.org

Bilingual English/Spanish Client Intake Internship
Part-time (20-25 hr/wk)
September 2016 - December 2016
Full internship description can be found here. Send cover letter and resume to Elean Martinez, EMartinez@hrionline.org

UPCOMING EVENTS 

 Immigration Clinic for Children  

HRI is co-hosting a walk-in legal screening workshop, where children will be screened for possible placement with pro bono attorneys affiliated with the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association (DHBA) and other local non-profit organizations.
 
Saturday, August 20, 2016
 9AM - 2PM
2801 Swiss Ave Dallas, TX 75204

Spanish speaking volunteer attorneys and interpreters are needed to help screen children. Learn more here

Rock Your Heart Out: Save The Date

The Rock Your HeART Out Concert & Art Auction will be a one-of-a-kind event, combining art, music and human rights under one roof for one night only. Join us as we gather to support a great cause, listen to great music, and  see great art! 
 
The Space at Life in Deep Ellum
Saturday November 5, 2016 
7PM-11PM 

 
Stay tuned for more details! 

HRI SUCCESSES

Victory Is Sweet! 

In August 2014 HRI was in the middle of weekly legal clinics for unaccompanied immigrant minors due to the “rocket dockets”, court schedules that fast tracked deportation hearings for Central American children who crossed the U.S. border without a parent. With a surge of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge from gang violence and an unwilling immigration system, we recruited over 150 volunteer lawyers and translators (pictured above) to screen minors for legal relief. Two years later many of those same minors have received their green cards! Victory is sweet! 

IN THE NEWS

Government's Treatment of Asylum Seekers Falling Short
http://immigrationimpact.com/2016/08/10/united-states-asylum-policy/

Escape To New York
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/escape-to-new-york

GOP Pro-Immigration Group Prepares for Friendly White House Come January
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/08/02/gop-pro-immigration-group-prepares-for-friendly-white-house-come-january/

 

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Snapchat: @HRInt 
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