African Law Center (Houston Office)

  • Location:
    9898 Bissonnet Street
    Suite 589
    Houston, TX 77036
  • Phone:
    (281) 624-6421
  • Fax:
    (206) 338-3324
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The African Law Center (ALC) seeks to advance the civil, human, and legal rights of African immigrants living in the United States by providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate legal and social support services to low-income African families and those with limited English proficiency. The African Law Center engages in individual representation of immigrants, community legal education, and systemic advocacy.

Counties served: Houston
Detention Facilities Served: Houston Service Processing Center (TX)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Pidgin English
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Fee waivers exist for those who qualify.