American Gateways partners with Texas Bar Foundation to serve McLennan County

Posted at 11:48 AM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:19:42-04

American Gateways has recently partnered with the Texas Bar Foundation.

This new partnership will help expand American Gateways’ services to low-income survivors of crime in McLennan County.

Analí Looper, staff attorney and Waco native, will lead the effort to provide legal representation to those in need.

Per American Gateways’ Interim Executive Director Robert Painter, the mission of American Gateways, a 501(c)(3) program "is to champion the dignity and human rights of refugees and immigrant survivors of persecution, torture, conflict, and human trafficking through exceptional immigration legal services at no or low cost, education, and advocacy."

The Project for Immigrant Crime Victims in Waco will assist crime, violence and trafficking survivors apply for and maintain lawful immigrant status. The goal of the Project is to serve at least 200 people and their families within the next year.

Individuals interested in applying for services must be residents of McLennan County with a combined household income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.

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