Category: Immigration

BakerRipley: Conozca Sus Derechos

Todos los sitios y centros comunitarios de BakerRipley son espacios seguros para todos los miembros de nuestras comunidades.

BakerRipley: Know Your Rights

All BakerRipley sites and community centers remain safe spaces to every member of our communities.

Helping Asylum Seekers Who Escaped Genocide

“The Cameroonian women we’ve helped have experienced direct and horrific harm, beatings, rape, friends and family members being shot at and killed.”

Letter: Becoming a Citizen While Battling Homelessness

“Becoming a citizen of the United States is the highest honor that anyone who is not a native of this wonderful country could receive.”

James: An Immigration Story

His life changed when he found BakerRipley’s Immigration and Citizenship Program.

Immigration: What is BakerRipley doing?

Immigration: What is BakerRipley doing?

BakerRipley is working with partners to identify and assist separated parents as they are gradually identified in Houston detention centers.

Keep Families Together

Keep Families Together

BakerRipley does not support families being torn apart who are fleeing to our southern border for safety. We cannot stand for a reality that is defined in this way. It is not HUMAN

Here's How We Welcome: Q&A on Immigration

Here’s How We Welcome: Q&A on Immigration

No matter where you stand on the issue, most would agree U.S. immigration policy is complex, confusing and controversial.

HUMAN: Refugee family reunites after three years

HUMAN: Refugee family reunites after three years

Santosh was forced to flee Nepal in 2014. He had to wait three years to reunite with his wife and meet his daughter for the first time.

An Immersive Experience: Walking in an Immigrant’s Shoes

An Immersive Experience: Walking in an Immigrant’s Shoes

When people arrived at [In Good Company](https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/events/in-good-company), they were given a nametag – with someone else’s name.

Citizenship: Working to bring families together

Citizenship: Working to bring families together

This year so far, we were able to screen more than 800 community members and help them apply for citizenship at our forums. We directly represented an additional 160 community members in their citizenship cases – including Juan Corona— read his story.

We are here for DREAMers

We are here for DREAMers

Ending DACA is cruel and devastating for our community, but at BakerRipley we’re working around the clock to assist our neighbors.

What really bothered me, was thinking of how they would kill my daughter

“What really bothered me, was thinking of how they would kill my daughter”

Targeted for being a lesbian and a former police officer Doris and her daughter fled El Salvador seeking asylum. Leslie Crow, one of our immigration attorneys, writes about her improbable story.

A Warm Welcome at BakerRipley

A Warm Welcome at BakerRipley

BakerRipley recently hosted international visitors at our neighborhood center in Gulfton. We asked one of our guests, Petra van Leeuwen, an advisor and trainer at Movisie, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development, to share some thoughts on her experience in Houston.

Friendly Aid to All Those Within Reach

Friendly Aid to All Those Within Reach

The economic, political and social climate will continue to evolve, but our core mission to improve the lives of our neighbors and communities will always be the same.

Zuhal dreams of becoming a doctor

Zuhal dreams of becoming a doctor

Zuhal Kakar remembers feeling sad when she couldn’t go outside to play with her friends. She lived in fear and kids rarely ventured outside.

Immigration: We Will Always Stand with Our Neighbors

Immigration: We Will Always Stand with Our Neighbors

For more than 110 years we’ve been welcoming people to our city and our centers. Staying true to our roots in the Settlement House Movement, our mission has never changed. We exist to keep Houston a place of opportunity for all.

Video: Voting feels like a million dollars

Video: Voting feels like a million dollars

Joaquin and Catalina, permanent residents for 36 years, finally took the plunge to become citizens to vote in this year’s election. Watch their story.

Neighbors Should Live As Friends

Neighbors Should Live As Friends

What happens when we go back to our roots and think about how Neighbors should live as friends?