El Paso Inc. – Funding Crisis Cuts Legal Aid in Texas

Unless the state legislature approves new funding sources for the legal aid system in Texas, El Pasoans seeking free legal help might have nowhere to turn.

“It’s very important that we fix this,” said Jaime Sanchez, who heads the El Paso branch of Rio Grande Legal Aid.

“We are turning away a lot of people who need help and we are also under a hiring freeze.”

Natural disasters, including Hurricane Ike and others, combined with a rise in poverty due to the weaker national economy, have vastly increased the number of low-income Texans in need of free civil legal services.

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