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American Gateways conducts screenings for services on a walk-in basis. Screenings are done at the Austin office from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. Screenings are conducted at the San Antonio office from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary at either location. We are now offering services in Waco, TX by appointment only.

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314 E. Highland Mall Boulevard, Suite 501
Austin TX 78752-3733

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Phone:(512) 478-0546 ext. 200
Fax:(512) 387-2650

SAN ANTONIO

2300 W. Commerce Street, Suite 313
San Antonio, TX 78207

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Phone:(210) 521-4768 ext. 232 or 233
Fax:(210) 625-6797

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P.O. Box 2405
Waco, TX 76703

Phone:(254) 230-0382
Fax:(512) 387-2650

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American Gateways conducts screenings for services on a walk-in basis. Screenings are done at the Austin office from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. Screenings are conducted at the San Antonio office from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary at either location.

American Gateways is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.


19 hours ago

American Gateways

Victory for Ghanaian Asylum Seekers!

Jolie and Ellen escaped violence stemming from harmful traditional practices and beliefs in their native Ghana. Jolie is a gay woman who was outed by a cousin and suffered physical violence from her family and community, which does not accept her sexual orientation. Ellen is a survivor of female genital mutilation and forced marriage. After her husband passed away, her community insisted that she was obligated to marry his brother as this is what traditional practice demanded in her area. When Ellen refused, her late husband’s brother beat and raped her. Convince that the Ghanaian authorities would be more interested in upholding these harmful practices than offering them protection, Jolie and Ellen began the long journey to the United States. They met along the way and became fast friends. Together, they traveled overland from Brazil to the U.S./Mexico border. There, they requested asylum from Customs and Border Protection. At that point, they were arrested and detained together at the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor. While at Hutto, Jolie and Ellen were able to speak to American Gateways attorneys, who helped them with their case and connected them with pro bono attorneys. Thanks to the efforts of Taylor Mauze from Norton Rose Fulbright and Scott Kearns from Dell Technologies, both Jolie and Ellen were granted asylum and released from Hutto this week. Free to start new lives in the U.S., both women plan to relocate to the East Coast to connect with friends and family.
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DACA Update: Judge Hanen did NOT issue a decision on the case, so DACA is still in effect & you can still renew your status if eligible. However, the judge asked both sides to submit briefs by Monday & will likely issue a decision soon after so stay tuned! https://t.co/6AM8Mj4mc4

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