Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

Knowing your rights is the best way to protect yourself against abuse by any law enforcement authority. The following are just some of the rights all people have, regardless of their immigration status:

FREE Know Your Rights Workshop!

Catholic Charities of Dallas will be holding a series of free Know Your Rights workshops at parishes across the Diocese to provide information about the rights of immigrants and to answer general immigration questions. All events are open to the community. Look below to find the workshop closest to you!

Monday, March 20 at 6pm
Cardinal Farrell Community Center (formerly Santa Clara)
Mike & Mary Terry Gymnasium
321 Calumet Avenue
Dallas, TX 75211

Saturday, March 25 at 7pm
St. Ann Parish
180 Samuel Blvd
Coppell, TX 75019

Sunday, March 26 at 3:30pm
Following the 1:45pm Spanish Mass
Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
2800 Valwood Parkway
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Thursday, March 30 at 7pm
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church
1404 Old Gate Lane
Dallas, TX 75218

Saturday, April 1 at 2pm
Holy Cross Catholic Church
4910 Bonnie View at Loop 12
Dallas, TX 75216

Sunday, April 2 at 4:00pm
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
231 N Marsalis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203

Friday, April 7 (Time TBD)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
3000 West Highway 22
Corsicana, TX 75110

Tuesday, April 18 (Time TBD)
Our Lady of the Lake
1305 Damascus Road
Rockwall, TX 75087

For questions, contact Jenna Jabara at or 469-801-8171.

Post-Election Concerns & Questions

We’ve heard from many of you with concerns or questions about your immigration or refugee status, and we appreciate that this is a complex, emotionally charged time. While we cannot foresee what the future will hold, we can reassure you that Catholic Charities of Dallas is here for you as your support and counsel going forward. Our mission remains to ‘welcome the stranger’ to our community – just as our work for the past 40 years on behalf of immigrants and refugees in Greater Dallas has shown. Going forward, we believe that work will be more important than ever.

We remain committed advocates to protect all life, especially the lives of those most fragile and in need. We will continue to embrace those who are hungry, frail, homeless or strangers to our community – it’s our calling and people should continue to look to us for care and support.

In the short term, we strongly recommend that anyone concerned about their case come visit us at CCD for a consultation or reach out to a reliable, licensed attorney to receive an analysis of their case. Every person’s case is different and warrants a detailed review.

Let us continue to pray for understanding, acceptance, compassion and healing in our community and country.