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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 and again from 1:30 PM to 5:00 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

WACO

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 and again from 1:30 PM to 5:00 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.


Bishal was a community activist in Nepal. He began as a community organizer, working to end harmful traditional practices, particularly those targeted at young women, in his home village. He later became more involved in politics and did some work for a local political party. His activities eventually made him the target of violent attacks and death threats from other groups opposed to his work. His problems compounded after he married a woman from a different caste, drawing the ire of her extended family.

Last year, Bishal decided that he had to flee the country. After arriving by foot at the U.S./Mexico border, he was detained and then eventually released to Austin, Texas, where he found American Gateways.

Thanks to the hard work of pro bono attorneys, Santosh Aravind and Willie Cochran, from Scott, Douglass & McConnico, LLP, Bishal was granted asylum by an Immigration Judge this December. He looks forward to starting a new life in the United States and bringing his wife to join him as soon as possible.
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A reminder that, in addition to getting ICE Out of courts, we must also pursue decriminalization & organizing to decrease the # of people facing the cruel & inhumane criminal legal system. https://t.co/En21E842wS

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