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Justice For Our Neighbors Houston / East Texas (JFON Houston-ETX) is part of a network of more than 15 locally funded and managed sites that operate approximately 40 church-based immigration legal clinics serving more than 3,000 low-income clients a year.

JFON sites take on a wide range of immigration cases, including asylum cases for those seeking protection from persecution or even death, survivors of human trafficking who  apply for protection, detention cases, and many more.  The Justice For Our Neighbors network also leads immigrant communities to better understand their rights and equip faith communities to respond quickly to emerging threats, such as workplace raids or emerging ministry opportunities created by changes in immigration policy or practice.


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Manne Favor, Executive Director

Manne Favor comes to JFON Houston with an extensive background in nonprofit management, fundraising and ministry.  He has over 20 years of experience in leading and developing mid-size non-profit organizations. As an immigrant himself, Manne has first-hand knowledge of the impact of the U.S. immigration system and the difficulties many immigrants face in finding quality legal counsel.  Inspired by his own immigration experience, Manne is very passionate about creating programs for immigrants that address not only their legal needs, but also their emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Manne’s passion for helping people is contagious.  It is the thread that permeates his entire life and career - whether it is his work with the various non-profits that he has been part of, or the ministries that he has led, assisting and empowering others is always at the core of his work. He received his Bachelor of Theology degree from Trinity College of Ministerial Arts in 1994 in Nigeria, West Africa.

Joy Green, Managing Attorney

Joy Green is the Managing Attorney for JFON Houston.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Policy Studies from Rice University and her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School.  While in college, she spent a semester abroad at the University of Havana in Cuba. 

Prior to working with JFON, Joy spent four years in private practice in Dallas with a law firm that exclusively specializes in immigration law.  There she gained valuable experience representing individuals across the United States with family based immigration, removal defense, naturalization, and humanitarian relief.  During law school, Joy was a legal intern with Immigration and Refugee Services at Catholic Charities. 

Joy is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She serves on the Executive Committee of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative.  Prior to starting her legal career, Joy was a public school teacher.  She is proficient in Spanish.