National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, Inc. (San Antonio Central Office)

  • Location:
    1305 N. Flores St.
    San Antonio, TX 78212
  • Phone:
    (210) 226-7722
  • Fax:
    (210) 212-4856
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, Inc. (RAICES) is a nonprofit organization that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost immigration legal services and education to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees.

Counties served: Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, De Witt, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala
Detention Facilities Served: Karnes County Correctional Center (TX), Karnes County Residential Center (TX), South Texas Family Residential Center [Dilley] (TX)

Services Provided

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, 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), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other 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: Amharic, Burmese, English, Spanish, Tigrinya, Chin, K'iche'
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes