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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc - Caritas Legal Services

  • Location:
    1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
    San Antonio, TX 78207
  • Phone:
    (210) 433-3256
  • Fax:
    (210) 433-0851
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Catholic Charities of San Antonio, Inc. (CCAOSA) provides reduced-fee support services to assist low-income immigrants in Central and South Texas. CCAOSA helps immigrants receive full benefits available to them under immigration laws. Cartias is a  DOJ Recognized Organization.

Counties served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson
Detention Facilities Served: Karnes County 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, 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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Employment 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: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Juveniles
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Drop-ins Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 5
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 4
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 3

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, CARA Project


Volunteer Coordinator

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Evelyn Huron
(210) 433-3256
Executive Director:
Evelyn Huron
(210) 433-3256
Types of contact/attempt: Email
Last contact date: January 25, 2018
Administrator comments: 4/11/12: updated 1/16/13: updated 5/23/13: address updated 1/14/14: tickler 3/10/15: tickler 5/3/16: tickler 25 Jan 2018: tickler
IAN Members? Yes
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