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.
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.
Endowment funds provide a vehicle through which individuals make outright or planned gifts that will have an everlasting impact on the ministry/parish/school. In time the income generated by the gift will far exceed the original donation.
As a result, endowed funds provide a perpetual, supplemental source of income for such things as the enhancement of programs and ministries, facilities maintenance, scholarships and seminary assistance, priest retirement, etc. Learn more about endowment funds.
In addition to online donations, there are a variety of ways you can donate to support this fund.
To donate by phone, please call:
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To mail your donation:
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Monthly giving can be a powerful way to provide sustainable, long-term support for our Catholic community. As little as $20 (66 cents a day) can make a difference for the people and parishes that are helped by the ministries and charities of the Diocese of El Paso.
Make a planned gift through a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned giving instrument.
Donors may create a Named Fund with a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more over a five-year period benefiting the endowment fund of their choice. If you are interesting in establishing a Named Fund in honor of an endowment fund, please contact us online or call (915) 872-8412.