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Somali Bantu Community of Greater Houston

  • Location:
    6065 Hillcroft
    Suite 212
    Houston, TX 77081
  • Phone:
    (832) 641-3317
  • Fax:
    (713) 995-4622
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Somali Bantus began arriving in Houston in 2003. There are currently over 720 Somali Bantu refugees in the Houston, Texas area. This office partners with the Bhutanese-American Association of Houston and other multi-ethnic organizations to ensure that all refugees and immigrants have access to services.

Counties served: Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Employment services, ESL, Language services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, Somali, Swahili, Maay Maay, Bhutanese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: This office has a micro-enterprise program for refugee childcare.