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Catholic Charities of Central Texas - Immigration Legal Services (Austin Office)

  • Location:
    1625 Rutherford Ln
    Bldg A, 2nd Floor
    Austin, TX 78754
  • Phone:
    (512) 651-6125
  • Fax:
    (512) 494-0246
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Catholic Charities of Central Texas (CCCTX) provides immigration legal services to immigrants in order to reunite and preserve families, protect the rights of the immigrant community, and promote self-sufficiency through high quality, low-cost immigration assistance.

Counties served: Bastrop, Brazos, Travis, Williamson
Detention Facilities Served: South Texas Family Residential Center [Dilley] (TX), T. Don Hutto Residential Center (TX)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Humanitarian Parole, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 6
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 5

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, National Immigration Project, Texas Here To Stay


Volunteer Coordinator

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Justin Estep
(512) 651-6111
Executive Director:
Sara Ramirez
(512) 651-6100
Last contact date: January 26, 2018
Administrator comments: 10/4/12: tickler 11/13/13: tickler 1/27/14: by email 4/6/16: tickler 26 Jan 2018: tickler 28 Oct 2021: tickler 3 Nov 2021: updated from tickler responses
IAN Members? No
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