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Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas - Immigration Services

  • Location:
    2780 Eastex Fwy
    Beaumont, TX 77703
  • Phone:
    (409) 924-4400
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (409) 832-0145
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas provides immigrants with low-cost legal assistance in a variety of immigration-related matters. Service rates are set according to a sliding fee scale.

Counties served: Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Consular Processing
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Other areas of legal assistance: Nonprofit Organizations
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Juveniles
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 1
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 1
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 3
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 0

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Alma Garza-Cruz
(409) 924-4413
Executive Director:
Carolyn Fernandez
(409) 924-4410
Last contact date: March 6, 2018
Administrator comments: 12/10/12: tickler 11-22-13 I updated (don't know where the comments below come from...) 12/15/14: tickler 6/8/16: phone Gail Barnett (409) 835-7118 ext. 37 Dean M. Terrebonne 409-835-7118 06 Mar 2018: tickler 28 Oct 2021: tickler 3 Nov 2021: updated from tickler responses
IAN Members? No
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