FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Press Contact: Jessica Ortiz, [email protected]
“We want all immigrant families to know that they have an extended network in Texas ready to support them at RAICES.”
San Antonio, Texas – In response to the tragedy where 53 migrants were found deceased in an abandoned truck on Quintana Road in Southwest San Antonio, RAICES, the largest immigration nonprofit in Texas, announced that it will provide free legal consultations and wraparound services to survivors of the tragedy.
“These tragic deaths happened in RAICES’ backyard, and we are turning our anger into action,” said Dolores Schroeder, CEO of RAICES. “We mourn with the families of the 53 victims of this unbearable tragedy, and we are here to make sure that the survivors have access to all of the care and support that they need as they recover from this trauma. An immigrant’s dream of a better life for their family should not cost them their lives.”
For 35 years, RAICES has built large-scale political power for immigrants by centering the needs and experiences of our immigrant clients through holistic legal and social services, direct representation and litigation in the courtroom, and grassroots organizing and advocacy in Texas and the halls of Congress.
RAICES will provide free legal consultation and assessment as well as wraparound services including financial assistance, connections to community resources and emotional support for survivors of Tuesday’s tragedy.
“We want all immigrant families to know that they have an extended network in Texas ready to support them at RAICES,” continued Schroeder.
Call (210) 222-0964 to request legal services.
The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. Learn more at Raicestexas.org.