Who We Are

The Immigration Service and Aid Center project of the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas focuses on equipping churches and other organizations to engage the immigrant community along a continuum of ministry options.

As a starting point , ISAAC provides unbiased immigration information from a Christian perspective.  Whether it is through personal visits, sermons, website information, newsletters or facebook, the staff at ISAAC will help your organization “separate the wheat from the chaff” on a broad range of immigration issues and topics.


2015 Houston spring institute on basic immigration law

“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.”
Deuteronomy 10:18-19

The Immigration Service and Aid Center will offer a 40-hour basic immigration law seminar in Houston, Texas March 9-13.  Training sessions will be taught by a staff of experienced immigration attorneys and accredited representatives, and will provide a comprehensive survey of immigration law and procedure.  This intensive training event is designed for individuals who wish to apply for Board of Immigration Appeals accreditation.  The BIA allows non-attorney staff of non-profit and religious organizations to practice immigration law.  ISAAC's Summer Institute is a valuable tool for those who seek to cover the needs of the immigrant community.


March 9-13, 2015
Tallowood Baptist Church
555 Tallowood Rd.
Houston, TX 77024


  • Staff workers and volunteers of non-profit agencies seeking BIA recognition and accreditation to offer legal services to immigrants.
  • Ministers and churches interested in ministry to immigrants
  • Attorneys and paralegals working in private practice.**

**If you are an attorney, please submit your state bar number after you register to Jordan by email. This training will not count toward CLE (Continuing Legal Education).


  • $495 for the training (lunch included)
  • $215 + shipping for the textbook
  • Accommodations and other meals are not included.
  • Participants will purchase the requited textbook, A Guide for Immigration Advocates, 19th Edition, directly from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). All fees are due when you register.

No refunds after February 23.


How can ISAAC help my church?

ISAAC can provide:

  • Assistance in obtaining immigration law training and in completing the "recognition" and "accreditation" process*
  • Help with starting an ESL, Citizenship, or other literacy program
  • Education and information on immigration matters

Contact Staff

Contact Staff:

Jesús Romero, Director

Phone: 210-924-4338 ext. 347

Immigration Service and Aid Center
333 North Washington
Dallas, Texas 75246-1798
Phone: 214-828-5192
Toll Free: 888-244-9400