Catholic Charities’ St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance is dedicated to providing high-quality services to individuals otherwise unable to obtain legal representation. Our clients encompass victims of human trafficking, those separated from their families and eager to be reunited, and those who fear persecution in their country of origin.


Updates on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The Cabrini Center has provided updates on DACA and what to do if you need assistance with your renewal or application.

Click here for DACA Updates


Honduras has been granted a 6-month extension of TPS from January 6, 2018 to July 5, 2018. To maintain TPS during the 6-month extension, current Honduran TPS-holders MUST re-register. The Cabrini Center has provided several workshops and consultations to help those impacted re-register.

(Honduras ha sido concedido una extensión de 6 meses desde el 6 de Enero del  2018 al 5 de Julio del 2018. Para mantener su status de TPS durante los 6 meses, Hondureños con TPS DEBE volver a registrarse. El Centro Cabrini ha proporcionado varios talleres y consultas para ayudar a los afectados a volver a registrarse.)

Register for a workshop (Registrarse para un taller)

Impacted by Hurricane Harvey?

Click here for information on receiving disaster relief assistance.

The Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative has compiled a list of helpful numbers and resources to food pantries, shelters, legal assistance and much more. Access the guide here.

Click here for Information for Pro Bono Attorneys and Law Students

Services Provided

Demo ContentWe are dedicated to providing high quality, low-cost and pro bono legal services to immigrants and refugees who would otherwise not be able to obtain legal representation. Center activities include outreach, legal assessment and counseling, citizen application assistance, legal representation and advocacy. The Cabrini Center is the largest non-profit immigration legal service provider in Houston accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals to represent individuals in immigration legal matters.

Information Sessions: Charlas

We provide on-site information sessions called Charlas, free of charge, three times per month at both the main office in Houston and in Richmond at Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center. Charla attendees learn about immigration laws, and afterwards have the opportunity for a free consultation with an Immigration Attorney or Accredited Representative. Free Citizenship Workshops are also offered each month and staff provides citizen application assistance. View our calendar for upcoming dates.

Citizenship Workshops

Application assistance is offered for a person seeking to apply for U.S. Citizenship. No service fees for counsel, advice and assistance with applications. Attorneys and accredited representatives will be present to screen for eligibility. All workshops begin at 8 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required before attending; no walk-ins accepting. Please email or call 713-874-6700 to register. Click on our events calendar to view the next available workshop.

Services for Children

Another service our Cabrini program offers is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Application Assistance Services, (DACA).

For more information on our homes for unaccompanied minors that have refugee or undocumented status, click here.

We DO accept the following cases
  • Family Petitions
  • Naturalization
  • Cuban Adjustment
  • Refugee and Asylee Adjustment
  • T Visa, U Visa, & VAWA
  • Asylum
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • Deferred Action
We do NOT accept the following cases
  • Business or Employment Immigration
  • Legalization or new TPS cases
  • Other types of legal services such as Family Law
  • U.S. Passport Services

All services of the Cabrini Center are provided without regard to race, religion or socioeconomic status.

Applicants must have:

  • No criminal convictions with the exception of prior clients
  • No cases filed by other attorneys or notaries (unless we have a copy of previously filed I-130)
  • No Consular Processing cases if there are multiple entries
  • Clients must be referred by Refugee/Resettlement, St. Jerome’s, or through a Charla
  • No walk-ins are allowed except for Charlas – we see clients by appointment only.

$30 intake fee for all cases except:

  • Older Refugees
  • Refugee/Asylee Citizenship cases
  • Crime Victims cases
  • Income below 125% of the poverty guideline qualifies for free immigration legal services
    • We do not provide other forms of financial assistance
    • Must provide proof of income
Service Area

Main Office: 2900 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77006, 713-526-4611

Mamie George Community Center in Fort Bend County: 1111 Collins Road, Richmond, Texas 77469, 281-202-6200


Cabrini: 713.874.6700

Main phone: 713.526.4611

Catholic Charities St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance is generously supported by