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Immigrants & Refugees
Catholic immigration ministries offer comfort to the afflicted, refuge to the persecuted, and a homeland to the exiled. Click or tap a ministry listed below to help us care for our neighbors.
CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with community legal immigration programs. They are currently providing legal services to immigrants in Juarez.
Maintained by the Sisters of Divine Providence, they provide shelter, food, transportation, and education to poor immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the lower Rio Grande Valley.
They provide a warm meal, medical attention, a place to rest, and directions to immigrants who are released from ICE custody and are continuing their journey to various U.S. cities.
Established in 1986, DMRS is now the largest provider of free and low-cost immigration legal services in West Texas and New Mexico, serving families, crime victims, adults, and children.
Other Diocesan Ministries:
CCD provides many legal services, including visa petitions, adjustment of status applications, naturalization, asylee applications, and representation for unaccompanied minors.
CCGH serves more than 85,000 people annually. Among other programs, they provide legal aid and material support to human trafficking victims, refugees, and immigrants of all ages.
CCFW Immigration Services provides legal assistance to individuals who are eligible under the law to apply for immigration benefits, with a focus on the reunification of families.
CCSA provides immigrants and refugees transportation, shelter, food, clothing, cultural orientation, school registration, English classes, health screenings, translation, and legal services.
*This is not an exhaustive list of immigration-related ministries in the State of Texas. Contact your local diocese to learn about other opportunities to serve immigrants, migrants, and refugees.
As immigrants travel through different locations to the United States, there are specific places that our talents and donations can help them and others where we cannot. This infographic offers a high-level overview.
JFI is an initiative of the U.S. Catholic Bishops which organizes a diverse group of institutions, individuals, and persons of goodwill in support of federal immigration reform.