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.
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St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance is 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, citizenship 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. We provide on-site information sessions called Charlas, free of charge, three times per month at the main office in Houston and once per month 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 citizenship application assistance. View upcoming Charla and Citizenship Workshop dates and times on the agency's event calendar.
All services of the Cabrini Center are provided without regard to race, religion or socioeconomic status.
Refugee and Asylee Adjustment
T Visa, U Visa, & VAWA
Business or Employment Immigration
Legalization or new TPS cases
Other types of legal services such as Family Law
U.S. Passport Services
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:
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
The St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance participates the New Americans Campaign, a groundbreaking national network of legal-service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders that is paving a better road to citizenship.
Catholic Charities' Midtown office: 2900 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77006
Fort Bend County: Mamie George Community Center, 1111 Collins Road, Richmond, Texas 77469
Pro Bono Attorneys and other volunteers are welcomed in all program areas.
We provide summer and post graduate internships for law students.
Those who wish to volunteer part-time or full-time are encouraged to apply by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
View upcoming Charla dates and times on the agency's event calendar.
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