Javier Arturo Dominguez

  • Hosted by Tahirih Justice Center
  • Sponsored by Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Service location Houston, Texas
  • Law school Seattle University School of Law
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

The Project

Javier Dominguez is a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow serving in the Disaster Recovery Legal Corps. Javier joined Tahirih Justice Center in 2014 as a Children’s Attorney, where he represents girls and immigrant children in family courts, juvenile law courts, state courts, and immigration court. Prior to Tahirih, he worked as a staff attorney for Catholic Charities. Before graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 2011, he was the Legislative Director for the League of United Latin American Citizens. Javier was born and raised in the transnational border region of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He holds a B.A. in history and Hispanic studies from Brown University and studied abroad in both Spain and Brazil. Javier is also fluent in Spanish.

Javier provides immigration legal services to individuals in the Houston region. He primarily serves vulnerable, low-income immigrant individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and who are survivors of gender-based violence. Javier assists with a spectrum of immigration legal services including employment authorizations, asylum, relief through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U-Visas, T-Visas, and relief under Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). He also provides assistance with some relevant family law services, such as assistance with a divorce and custody matters.

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