Immigrant Rights Clinic

Information for Potential Clients

How Can We Help You?

If you have a legal problem listed below, you may qualify for free help from the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Texas A&M School of Law.

  • You are in deportation proceedings.
  • You fear being harmed in your country and want to apply for asylum.
  • You have been the victim of domestic violence, human trafficking, or another crime in the United States and want to apply for a U visa, T visa or self-petition under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
  • You are experiencing problems in immigration detention, including access to medical care, access to your attorney or prolonged detention (more than 180 days after your final order of deportation).

Am I eligible for ​clinic assistance?

We assist individuals who cannot afford to retain an attorney and decide which cases to take based on its merits and educational value to law students.

When is help available?

Since we are an education institution, we operate by an academic calendar. The Immigrant Rights Clinic operates in the Fall and Spring semesters. The best times to request legal services are in July-September and November-February.

Who works on my case?

Law students working in the clinic under the supervision of an experienced immigration attorney will talk to you about your problem. If we take your case, a team consisting of one or two law students and the supervising attorney will represent you. They will research your problem, prepare documents, and represent you in court. If your case lasts for a long period of time, different students may take over your case. Everything the students prepare and file is carefully reviewed by their supervising attorney.

How do I apply?

At this time, the Immigrant Rights Clinic is not accepting new clients. Please note that the clinic does not accept walk-ins.

The Immigrant Rights Clinic is unable to assist you with the following:

We do not provide assistance with employment visas, naturalization applications or regular family-based petitions.