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Catholic Charities Awarded Texas Bar Foundation Grant to help immigrants become naturalized citizens of the United States.

TYLER, TX-Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation.  The award will be used to assist Immigrants with the Naturalization Process to become U.S. Citizens. The grant will provide up to $500 toward the filing of the N-400 petition.

About Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler

Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler in a non-profit agency serving people in need within 33 counties of East Texas, especially those struggling with poverty.  In all services and programs, Catholic Charities assists without discrimination based on race, color, creed, nationality, age, sex, or disability.

The immigration legal services department promotes self-sufficiency for immigrants through low-fee legal assistance in immigration matters before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. This grant will provide each petitioner with $500 towards the filing fee with USCIS.  Catholic Charities staff members are Department of Justice (DOJ) Representatives and assist U.S. Citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents and immigrants with naturalization and citizenship petitions.  Other legal services provided by Catholic Charities include adjustment of status, legal permanent residency, and special assistance to immigrant survivors of domestic violence and violent crimes and deferred action for childhood arrivals.

Additional services provided by Catholic Charities include parish and outreach nursing, hunger relief, disaster relief, infant safety and safe sleep.

About the Texas Bar Foundation

Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $21 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.

‘We are grateful for the Texas Bar Foundation’s generous grant, which will allow us to help pay the filing fees for immigrants wishing to become citizens of the United States,” said Executive Director, Kathy Harry. 

For more information, or to receive financial assistance with the N-400 petition, please contact Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler, 202 W. Front Street, Tyler TX  75702 903 258-9492