The Texas Annual Conference (TAC) is hosting another Asylum Clinic at St. Paul’s on Saturday, June 10.
These clinics were designed by the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative to help unrepresented adults with children to create, file, and lodge timely asylum applications before the Houston Immigration Court.
According to an article in the conference’s November 10, 2016, edition of TAC's Cross Connection e-letter, “Most of the applicants are young mothers facing domestic abuse, and often their children face other dangers including gang recruitment.
“Anne (Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirih Justice Center) shares that ‘some families leave the clinics with eight or more copies of multiple applications, depending on the complexity of their unique situations.’
“According to the partnering organizations, the paperwork to obtain protection in the United States is difficult to navigate. “‘I’m a Harvard trained lawyer,” notes Diane (Rev. Diane McGehee, Director of the TAC Center for Missional Excellence), ‘and I struggle to figure out these application requirements.
“I am proud of the TAC for stepping up to the plate to help these young mothers, families and children who have viable claims to escape the danger in their home countries.”