Catholic Charities USA

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Dreamers Out in Droves For 2-Year Anniversary of DACA

    A line of people was snaking around the back of the office building by the time Catholic Charities staff rolled in at 7 on Saturday morning. Most were teenagers and young adults accompanied by their families. Several were alone, here to solve their substantial legal troubles on their own. Some clutc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Dallas County Plans to House Thousands of New Child Migrants from Central America

    It's not a new problem, but it does appear to be a growing one, and it's definitely one politicians are talking more and more about in public settings. The flood of unaccompanied children migrating to the United States from Central America is expected to reach all-time highs this year, with as many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Central American Kids Are Pouring into Texas, and Dallas, Even Faster Than Expected

    As the Division Director of Immigration and Legal Services for Catholic Charities of Dallas, Vanna Slaughter has long received email updates whenever young migrants arrive alone in the Dallas area. For some time, she says, she's received around 250 of these cases in a given month -- already a large ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Fashion, Food, Dancing Mark World Refugee Day in Vickery Meadows

    African men singing to the beat of a drum and about ten women dressed in long bold-colored dresses danced in an undulating circle in Fair Oaks Park on Saturday afternoon. With bright scarves wrapped around their heads, their bodies seemed to move like aquatic plants to the music and chants. It was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Refugees Are Flooding to Texas

    Texas has become the top destination for refugee resettlement, with Dallas the second largest hub, according to recent statistics. It became the main destination for resettlement as of last year, rising from number five in 2001. In an article earlier this week, the Houston Chronicle reported that T ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2012

    The Remaking of Vickery Meadow

    They fled some of the world's most dangerous places, only to land in one of Dallas'. Slowly and unsurely, they're making it their own.

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Last Night, a First Step Toward Solving, Or Not, the Problem With ICE's Secure Communities

    ​Tuesday night, the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council's Task Force on Secure Communities (hold on, gotta catch my breath after that pithy title) held a pilot meeting at the Dallas County Community College's Bill J. Priest Campus to discuss ICE's controversial fingerprint screeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Can't Believe You're Not on This List of People Who've Received Keys to the City of Dallas

    ​You have asked, and Frank Librio, the public information officer at Dallas City Hall, has answered by providing a recent sampling of the famous, infamous and who's-that?'s who have received keys to the city of Dallas. At last, a list I can get behind. Because, as I've been reminded more than once ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007
  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Jesus in the Jailhouse

    Old-time religion confronts 21st-century Texas prisons: Does it work, and is it constitutional?

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Patriot Acts

    Far from his Kurdish home, Adnan Kirkuki seeks out soldiers to defend his new one in the United States

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    From Horror to Heroes

    For these Sudanese refugees, just surviving makes them real comic-book supermen

  • News

    September 23, 2004

    The Sins of the Father

    Cantankerous, proud and devoted to helping immigrants, Father Justin Lucio's singleminded sense of duty led to overblown charges of "scandal"

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Friend Indeed

    Tony Villegas lends a hand and a voice to needy Latinos

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Victims in the shadows

    A Rowlett murder shines a light on the practices of notarios who victimize illegal immigrants desperate for a chance to remain in the United States

  • News

    July 8, 1999


    War refugees in Dallas find themselves in the crossfire of a another battle -- with the people in charge of welcoming them to America

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Huddled masses

    Welcome to the New World. Now get in the back of the line.

  • News

    December 3, 1998

    The garden of life

    In East Dallas' Little Asia, a community blooms in fields of litter