Students & Families
Supporting Immigrant & Refugee Students (SIRS)
The Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Students (SIRS) working group strives to improve information sharing, advising, training for staff and community, community-engaged advocacy, and legal supports for serving those with diverse legal statuses. It is comprised of current BT CTX staff members and co-led by Arelis Palacios (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Will Davies (email@example.com).
Immigration Legal Aid
Immigrant students with an authorization letter from Breakthrough Central Texas can receive free legal advice from Catholic Charities at its Austin location. These services include a comprehensive initial consultation, advice on applying for and renewing DACA, TPS or other immigration visas and advice on many immigration legal matters by certified Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) lawyers.
Please contact your Breakthrough Advisor to obtain the authorization letter and information sheet for how to make an appointment with Catholic Charities.