Nonprofit Offers Counseling To Immigrants Seeking Citizenship - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Nonprofit Offers Counseling To Immigrants Seeking Citizenship

Proyecto Inmigrante, a nonprofit organization opened its doors Wednesday in Wichita Falls.

“We need to recognize the immigrant is not a stranger, it is not a foreigner. This land was built by immigrants," said Father Hector Medina, Cofounder of Proyecto Inmigrante.

It’s organization mission is to assist and provide legal family counseling for immigrants seeking citizenship.

"People who were born in Mexico but raised here. They’re educated here. They pay taxes here. So Projecto Immigrante helps them legalize their status here in the United States. Also, seeks to stop the mass deportation and separation of families," said Father Medina.

Father Medina said he spent 16 years in the Wichita Falls before relocating to Arlington, Texas and says he knows all well Texoma has a huge population of illegal immigrants. However, he says the opportunity to help is what brings him back.

“Go to any restaurant in this city, in Wichita Falls. Go into the kitchen, and listen to the music that is played in the restaurants.  The Hispanic community is the ones who cooks the best Chinese food, Japanese food, Italian food, all the fast food, and if you go there in the morning you're going to hear, "Pio Lin Por la manana" so yes the need is there and the numbers are here," said Father Medina.

The organization said the reason for opening an office in Wichita Falls is because of the long distances immigrants would have to travel to work towards becoming a United States citizen. The closest locations are in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.

“We bring immigration to them. What happens in the Metroplex and Dallas/Fort worth area is very easy for people who live in that area, but it's not for people that live in this area," said Father Medina.

For more information on Proyecto Inmigrante and its services visit link.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6 
  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

    Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

    Friday, April 28 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-04-28 05:57:35 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-04-28 05:57:35 GMT

    No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns.

    No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns.

  • Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

    Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

    Friday, April 28 2017 1:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 05:18:00 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 1:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 05:18:00 GMT

    Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon...

    Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities.

  • U.S. Air Force facing fighter pilot shortage

    U.S. Air Force facing fighter pilot shortage

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:13:05 GMT
    A big issue for the Air Force has been pilot retention.A big issue for the Air Force has been pilot retention.

    For nearly a year the U.S. Air Force has been battling a shortage. Just last year the Air Force was short 750 fighter pilots and now they’re doing everything they can to keep that number from rising. One of the sources to this pilot shortage has been commercial airlines, who are facing their own shortage

    For nearly a year the U.S. Air Force has been battling a shortage. Just last year the Air Force was short 750 fighter pilots and now they’re doing everything they can to keep that number from rising. One of the sources to this pilot shortage has been commercial airlines, who are facing their own shortage

Powered by Frankly