Catholic Charities Urges Dreamers to Move Quickly to Renew Their Status After Supreme Court Action Offers Reprieve for DACA

HOUSTON – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston urges DACA recipients – or Dreamers, as they are often known – to waste no time in renewing their DACA status, following the Supreme Court’s action reversing an administrative order issued by President Trump that would eliminate the program. “Despite the Supreme Court decision, the current […]

Mexican Government Awards Honor to Catholic Charities’ Cabrini Center

9.23.19 HOUSTON – The Mexican government presented the 2019 Ohtli Award to Catholic Charities’ St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance during an Independence Celebration at the Mexican Consulate in Houston. The Cabrini Center was recognized for its contribution to advance the well-being of the Mexican communities in Greater Houston. The Ohtli Award is […]

Cabrini Center Needs Volunteers To Help Immigrant Children

Catholic Charities’ St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance is seeking help from attorneys and community volunteers to provide assistance to families separated at the U.S. Mexico border. See below for available opportunities: Citizenship Workshop Attorney and community volunteers, the citizenship team is seeking help at the Citizenship Workshop on Friday, June 29 at […]

Families United – Help Stop Family Separation at the U.S. Border

“I would like to point out that the issue of migration is not simply one of numbers, but of persons, each with his or her own history, culture, feelings and aspirations.” — Pope Francis Donate to Help Unite Families Now Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is committed to helping families by serving the […]

Cabrini Center Hosts Workshops for TPS Registration (El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras)

Catholic Charities’ Cabrini Center will host workshops for people in our community impacted by the impending cancellation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras to re-register. These workshops will also include a consultation with a lawyer to determine if the TPS holder has any other immigration options that would help them […]

Catholic Charities Offers Immigration Legal Assistance for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will be offering workshops to provide limited immigration assistance to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Catholic Charities St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance will host several workshops to help replace lost documentation related to immigration legal status, and also to offer resources and […]

Show refugees that America is a welcoming country

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston launched an emergency appeal focused exclusively on aiding refugees already in the United States. In light of recent actions by the Trump Administration with regards to refugees, we anticipate that funding for our refugee programs will be significantly reduced in the coming months. With your gift, you will […]

Catholic organizations respond to immigration policies

In regards to President Donald Trump’s announcements on immigration, the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, and Catholic Charities USA released the following statements: USCCB Committee On Migration Chair Strongly Opposes Executive Order Because It Harms Vulnerable Refugee And Immigrant Families WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump issued today an Executive Order […]

Vice President Tapped to Join Sheriff’s Transition Team

Wafa Abdin, Vice President of Immigrant and Refugee Services, was appointed to the newly-elected Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez’s Transition Team, where she will represent the work of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The Transition Team is comprised of high-level local community leaders, including Rabbi Samuel Karff, Mustafa Tameez, along with former Catholic […]

The Akin Gump Summer Associates Work with Catholic Charities Pro Bono Program

Pro Bono Ambassador: Akin Gump Each summer, a select group of law students from some of the most prestigious schools in the nation have interned with the international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Since 2007, among the various projects its summer associates are assigned, Akin Gump hosts a firm-wide project in […]