NDS Texas opened in January 2022, and provides public defense representation and related services exclusively to non-citizens who have been arrested as part of the State of Texas’ Operation Lone Star program.
NDS’ services are funded by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission, through a subcontract with the Lubbock Private Defenders Office.
The office and most staff are in San Antonio; some staff members are based in Del Rio and Laredo.
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Meenu Walters manages NDS Texas. She previously served with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid as Chief Public Defender of Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes, and Frio Counties.