Entries by HILSC

Holistic Immigrant Services Project

In furtherance of HILSC’s strategic planning goal: “Equitable Access to Services” we have been using out convening superpower to organize ” Holistic Immigrant Services” to facilitate a discussion related to […]

TPS: Lifeline for Over a Million Immigrants

In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, TPS provides a limited lifeline. Nearly 1.5 million individuals gain protection from deportation and employment authorization under the designation of temporary protected status […]


FERM Has Come to Houston

As of July 28, 2023, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Family Expedited Removal Management (FERM) program includes Houston. FERM was originally announced by ICE on May 10, 2023, and […]


The Circumvention of Lawful Pathways Rule: Asylum ban 3.0?

As alluded to in the prior blog posts in this series, Title 8 of the U.S. Code is once again the controlling law over immigration policy at the border. However, the policy did not return to the status quo after Title 42 expired. Instead, the Biden administration’s asylum final rule, known as Circumvention of Lawful Pathways, went into effect upon Title 42’s expiratio


Language, Race and Belonging in the U.S.A.

This is the third in a five part series featuring the staff of HILSC and their experiences with belonging. One November day in sixth grade, I forgot my lunch so I used the office phone at school to call my mom to bring it for me. It is a memory I would have forgotten by now if not for what happened next.