Asylum seekers

Dallas Responds 

Refugees from border cities seeking legal asylum began arriving in Dallas on June 8, and you can join a cooperative effort to meet their needs.

As you heard about at Annual Conference this week, up to 60 refugees will be making a temporary stop in Dallas before connecting with their immigration sponsors. At a cost of about $100 per person, this is a daunting effort. 

Please consider making a financial contribution to help cover the costs of logistical expenses, security and cleaning crews, medical and legal services. 

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How You Can Help

  • Sign up to donate meals: Temple Emanu-El is organizing volunteers to provide food and serve meals to our guests. Information
  • Volunteer to be a driver: Drivers and vehicles are needed to assist families with transportation to the Dallas airports or bus stations.  to begin the backgrounding process.
  • In-kind gifts needed: Clothing, unused toiletry items and infant products can be dropped off at Oak Lawn UMC (3014 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas). Adult clothing and underwear in sizes small and medium, maternity wear and children’s clothing are in high demand.
  • How to become a facility for asylum seekers: If you are interested in providing future housing, have a preliminary conversation with your local-church leadership to gauge its openness then email .