Immigration & Legal Services

The Immigration and Legal Services (ILS) of Catholic Charities of Dallas was established in 1975 in response to the growing number of immigrants moving to the North Texas area.

Program caseworkers are committed to help individuals understand the immigration law and to know their rights under the law.

The program provides a broad range of immigration counseling and representation to immigrants and their families.

Know Your Rights

Catholic Charites of Dallas offers the following resources for immigrant families to be informed of your rights and have a safety plan ready in case of an emergency.

Caridades Católicas de Dallas ofrece los siguientes recursos para las familias inmigrantes para que estén informados de sus derechos y tengan un plan de emergencia preparado.

Family Preparedness Plans

Go to https://www.ilrc.org/family-preparedness-plan for more information on Family Preparedness Plans.

Client Responsibility

Our program is designed to advise clients through the immigration process. We consider client participation a critical piece to success.

We can only serve our clients effectively when we have their full cooperation. We cannot be held responsible for cases in which information has been misrepresented. We expect clients to remain in close contact and to inform us of any changes to their cases.

In the event that we do not have the client’s cooperation, we reserve the right to discontinue work and withdraw from the case.

Services

  • Family Visa petitions
  • Adjustment of status applications
  • Consular Visa Processing
  • Representation of survivors of domestic violence/victims of violent crimes
  • Naturalization/Citizenship applications
  • Applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Permanent resident applications for refugees and asylees
  • Document renewals and replacements
  • Education and outreach about immigration law
  • Legal orientations for custodians of unaccompanied children
  • Representation of certain unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings

Locations


Central Office 
(9461 LBJ Fwy. Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75243)

  • Individual consultations are provided in person at our office on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday through Saturday
  • No appointment necessary. Each individual receives a numbered ticket upon arrival, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • Initial consultation fee: $40 – $80 depending on subject
  • Call (214) 520-6590 to schedule an appointment.

West Dallas Office (2323 N. Walton Walker Blvd., Dallas, TX 75212)  

  • By appointment only – Please call and set up time in order to be served by our staff at the West Dallas location. We currently do not accept walk-ins.
  • Appointments are available Monday – Friday starting at 8:00 a.m. and are scheduled every 30 minutes.
  • Call (214) 217-5600 to schedule an appointment.

Join the Justice AmeriCorps team:

Interested in working with immigrant children who have crossed the U.S. border without a parent or guardian as they navigate complex immigration court proceedings? Justice AmeriCorps is a new program that will help these children.  If you are a lawyer or paralegal interesting in working with these children, click on the link below to learn about employment opportunities through AmeriCorp. Learn more at: http://joinjusticeamericorps.org/.