The Survivor Services in Immigration Law Program (SSIL) is a Harris County Community Services Department county-wide program aimed to assist with the provision of legal representation for indigent immigrant adults, children, and families who are survivors of crime residing in Harris County.
The U.S. Immigration Code and other federal statutes provide multiple avenues for survivors of crime to attain legal status or other immigration relief. While multiple avenues exist for noncitizens to receive status, many victims of crime cannot afford representation. Commissioners Court authorized the allocation of $500,000 for the Program in an effort to offer some relief to victims of crime.
The nonprofit legal service providers participating in this Program were selected by a multi-agency taskforce. The selected nonprofit legal service providers will provide direct legal representation to indigent noncitizen Harris County residents who are survivors of crime, providing relief to the impediments faced by noncitizen survivors of crime in Harris County.