Migrant Center for Human Rights

  • Location:
    PO Box 90382
    San Antonio, TX 78209
  • Phone:
    (210) 802-6061
  • Toll-free:
    935 (from the South Texas
  • TTY:
  • Fax:
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Migrant Center for Human Rights is a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal service organization providing free and low-cost legal services to men and women who are detained in immigration custody. Specifically, we provide legal support and representation to asylum seekers who are being held in immigration detention in the San Antonio area at our country's third largest detention center, the South Texas Detention Complex in Pearsall. We also submit requests for release from detention (parole, bond, and habeas corpus) and advocate on issues of importance to the immigrants we work with, including access to counsel, reunification of separated families, and language access for non-English speakers.

Counties served: Bexar
Detention Facilities Served: South Texas Detention Facility (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, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, 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), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes


Volunteer Coordinator
Sara Ramey
(210) 802-6061