Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services (DMRS)

Endowment Fund

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc. opened its doors in 1986 in collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. A ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, DMRS is the only full-service immigration legal aid clinic serving low-income immigrants and refugees residing in the southwestern United States.

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About this Fund

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services provides a comprehensive range of immigration legal services, including representation in family-based immigration matters, Citizenship/Naturalization matters, matters related to benefits for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, and removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts. DMRS has been unifying families and serving the immigrant community since 1986.

DMRS provides vital legal representation to foreign born priests, newly ordained priests who were not born in the United States, and religious workers who wish to serve in the Diocese of El Paso. By ensuring that their paperwork is properly prepared and approved, DMRS assists the Diocese in meeting the needs of its parishioners. These priests and women religious provide much needed support and services throughout the Diocese of El Paso. Since 2015, DMRS has filed 87 petitions for foreign born religious workers

Fund News

"You Belong" Mural Unveiled

Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services (DMRS) hosted the unveiling of a bright and inspiring mural by artists Kelsey Kilcrease and Nikki Diaz. Located on the side of the DMRS building, the "You Belong" mural is a message of love and unity.

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Meet the Saint Toribio Romo Nominees

Toibio Romo is the patron saint of Mexican migrants and border crossers. This Steward of the Years category recognizes the service to refugees and immigrants.

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We're On A Mission!

Contributions of prayer, service, and giving to Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services (DMRS) continue to make vital work possible. This is a special invitation to be a part of something that begins today and will have an impact for generations to come.

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Boxer, Husband, Father: An American Dream Story

Sergio is a 32-year-old husband and father of six children with another on the way. He arrived in the United States as a teenager and immersed himself in the sport of boxing, moving up the ranks of amateur fighter. But one dream eluded him.

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(915) 872-8412
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