AM I ELIGIBLE?
Refugee Services of Texas serves refugees, asylees, survivors of trafficking and other vulnerable populations.
I am a...
A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group, and has been granted refugee status.
Survivor of Human Trafficking
Refugee Services of Texas serves survivors of labor and sex trafficking, both adults and minors, either domestic or foreign born.
An asylee is a person who meets the definition of refugee (see above) and is already present in the United States. Once granted asylum, is eligible to receive the same benefits as a refugee.
RST welcomes anyone who has been granted asylum into our programs to receive support services for up to five years after arrival.
An asylum-seeker is someone who has made their way to the United States at a point of entry, but whose request for sanctuary has yet to be processed.
RST welcomes asylum-seekers in our Austin and Houston offices to get help through referrals to needed social and community services, and to comply with ongoing legal case matters.
Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holder
A Special Immigrant Visa holder is someone who has worked with the U.S. Armed Forces or under Chief of Mission authority as a translator or interpreter in Iraq or Afghanistan, who once in the United States, is eligible to receive the same benefits as a refugee.
Cubans and Haitian Entrants are persons who flee their country for the U.S. and are granted special status.
An Unaccompanied Child (UC) is defined as a child under 18 years of age who has no immigration status and has been separated from their biological parent.
To learn more about if you are eligible for help from RST, please contact us at the site closest to you using the links below: