ProBAR empowers immigrants through high quality legal education, representation, and connections to services.
Each year, more immigrants seek refuge and opportunity by entering the Rio Grande Valley than cross the U.S.-Mexico border in any other region. Thousands are detained in South Texas by the Department of Homeland Security.
The children and families primarily come from Central America, while adults traveling without children come from countries around the world. Many travel to the United States seeking protection from violence and persecution. All encounter an immigration system which does not afford them the right to appointed counsel. They must find an attorney or represent themselves in court.
Language barriers, a lack of familiarity with U.S. law and court procedures, and limited financial resources present formidable obstacles to winning relief from deportation. Nonetheless, many qualify for humanitarian relief such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and others. ProBAR’s services give immigrants a chance to gain safety and stability in the United States.