Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

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April 17, 2019: Central American migrants seeking asylum line up at the bus station in McAllen, Texas to go stay with their sponsors

Federal court halts Texas' restrictions on migrant transport

Aug 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A legal group representing Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday praised a court decision halting Texas’ restrictions... Read more

Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Texas Catholics challenge state restrictions on migrant transport

Aug 13, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Catholic organizations claim a Texas public health order infringes on their religious mission of helping migrants.  Read more

Facing COVID criticism, Catholic Charities defends its ministry to migrants

Aug 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic Charities on Thursday defended its ministry to migrants, amid criticism that one of its member agencies is acting recklessly... Read more

Catholic Charities in Texas criticizes state order restricting immigration work

Jul 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic entities helping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border responded this week after the Texas governor restricted who could transport migrants... Read more

August 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen helps a Central American refugee family take a bus to go stay with U.S. family

Catholic Charities pushes back against ‘inaccurate’ viral video of migrant children

Apr 9, 2021

Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley on Thursday said a viral video of their work with migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico... Read more

Sister Norma Pimentel with volunteers and staff.

Catholic religious sister and migrant advocate named one of 2020's 'Most Influential People'

Sep 24, 2020

Sister Norma Pimentel, a member of the Missionaries of Jesus and executive director of Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley, this... Read more

A delegation of US bishops visit Sister Norma Pimentel at the Catholic Charities Immigrant Respite Center in McAllen Texas, July 1, 2018.

Catholic Charities ordered to vacate migrant respite center by Texas city

Feb 13, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

City commissioners in McAllen, Texas have ordered Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV) to vacate their migrant respite... Read more

Catholic Charities in Brownsville receives assistance for migrant relief center

Jul 11, 2018

Catholic Charities in San Antonio is collecting and donating supplies to a relief center for immigrants run by its sister... Read more