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Boat People SOS (Houston Office)

  • Location:
    11360 Bellaire Blvd
    Suite 910
    Houston, TX 77072
  • Phone:
    (281) 530-6888
  • Fax:
    (281) 530-6838
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Boat People SOS (BPSOS) is a national Vietnamese-American community-based organization that empowers, organizes, and equips Vietnamese individuals and communities through legal services and resettlement programs.

Counties served: Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile, Life Planning, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, ESL, Health services, Language services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status
Languages spoken: English, Korean, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Assists in all aspects of removal proceedings.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 2
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 2
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 2
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 3

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, Boat People SOS, Immigration Advocates Network

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Theresa Thomas
Executive Director:
Jannette Diep
Last contact date: August 9, 2018
Administrator comments: 10/4/12: tickler 12/19/12: staff updated by Tony Lu 11/13/13: tickler 3/10/15: phone 6/8/16: phone (pronounced Khan) 09 Aug 2018: UTD Updated August 2022
IAN Members? No
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