We provide more than legal services to immigrants.

We preserve and reunite families. We provide access and opportunity.

We provide assistance for those with valid legal claims to status in the U.S. In doing so, we contribute to a more just and humane society by providing equitable access to legal services, fostering and preserving the family structure through family reunification, and promoting self-esteem through acquisition of legal status.

We provide legal advice, assistance and representation

  • Family Visa Processing
  • Naturalization/Citizenship
  • U Visas/VAWA
  • Deportation Defense
  • Deferred Action for Youth/DACA

We educate the community on immigration issues

  • Legal Aid Clinic Nights
  • Free community trainings on immigration law and the unauthorized practice of law
  • Outreach services and educational materials

We provide quality service across Colorado and Wyoming

Catholic Charities has provided assistance to low-income and indigent immigrants throughout Colorado since 1974. Our bilingual staff represent over 25 years of experience in immigration law.

To ensure equal access to our services, by both urban and rural immigrant communities, we maintain offices in Denver, Glenwood Springs and Greeley.

Need Help?

Do you have questions about:

  • Your immigration status?
  • Becoming a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States?
  • Becoming a Citizen of the United States?

Do you need:

  • Legal advice about an immigration concern?
  • Legal representation in an immigration matter?
  • Assistance with immigration applications?

Consultations:

Consultations are offered on walk in basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the Denver location and by appointment only in Greeley and Glenwood Springs.

Our Locations:

Denver Metro Area
(303) 742-4971
Consultation Fee: $35
4045 Pecos St.
Denver, Colorado 80211

Northern Colorado (Office in Greeley)
(303) 742-4971
Consultation Fee: $50
Consultation by appointment only. Please call to schedule one.

Summit County (Office in Frisco)
(303) 742-4971
Consultation Fee: $35
Consultation by appointment only. Please call to schedule one.

Western Slope (Office in Glenwood Springs)
(970) 945-9562
Consultation Fee: $50
Consultation by appointment only. Please call to schedule one.

 

Please note:  Legal advice cannot be provided regarding inquiries from this website. Please refer to the information regarding our consultation services, as noted above.

Servicios de inmigración de Caridades Católicas

Proveemos mucho más que servicios legales a inmigrantes

Preservamos y reunimos familias. Proveemos acceso y oportunidad.

En los servicios de inmigración de Caridades Católicas, les proveemos asistencia a aquellos que tienen reclamos legales válidos para cambiar su estatus migratorio en Estados Unidos. Con ello, contribuimos a una sociedad más justa y más humana a través del ofrecimiento de acceso igualitario a servicios legales, la fomentación y preservación de la estructura familiar a través de la reunificación de familias, y la promoción de la autoestima al adquirir un estatus legal.   

Proveemos consejería, asistencia y representación legal

  • Proceso de visa familiar
  • Naturalización/Ciudadanía
  • Visas U/VAWA
  • Defensa ante una deportación
  • Acción diferida para jóvenes/DACA

Educamos a la comunidad sobre temas de inmigración

  • Noches de clínicas legales
  • Capacitación gratuita sobre leyes de inmigración y las maneras no autorizadas de ejercer el Derecho
  • Servicios de alcance comunitario y materiales educativos

Proveemos servicios de calidad por todo Colorado y Wyoming

Caridades Católicas ha brindado ayuda a inmigrantes de bajos recursos o indigentes por todo el estado de Colorado desde 1974. Nuestro personal bilingüe cuenta con más de 25 años de experiencia en leyes de inmigración.

Para asegurar acceso igualitario a nuestros servicios para ambas comunidades inmigrantes, la rural y la urbana, contamos con oficinas en Denver, Glenwood Springs y Greeley.

¿Necesita ayuda?

¿Tiene preguntas sobre:

  • Su estado migratorio
  • Cómo convertirse en un residente legal permanente de los Estados Unidos
  • Cómo convertirse en ciudadano de este país

Necesita:

  • Consejo legal sobre una cuestión de inmigración
  • Representación legal en un asunto de inmigración
  • Ayuda con sus solicitudes o papeleo de inmigración

Consultas:

Las consultas se ofrecen conforme la gente llega, los martes y jueves a las 9 a.m. o a la 1 p.m. en la oficina de Denver, y solo por cita en las oficinas de Greeley y Glenwood Springs.

Nuestras oficinas:

Área Metropolitana de Denver
(303) 742-4971
Costo por consulta: $35
4045 Pecos St.
Denver, Colorado 80211

Norte de Colorado (Oficina en Greeley)
(303) 742-4971
Costo por consulta: $50
Las consultas se ofrecen solo por cita. Favor de llamar para programar su cita.

Western Slope (Oficina en Glenwood Springs) 
(970) 945-9562
Costo por consulta: $50
Las consultas se ofrecen solo por cita. Favor de llamar para programar su cita.

Nota: No se puede ofrecer consejo legal a partir de preguntas hechas en esta página web. Favor de referirse a la información sobre nuestros servicios de consejería antes mencionados.

What is a U Visa?

A U Visa is a temporary non-immigrant status available to non-citizen victims of certain crimes. Congress created the U Visa as part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 in order to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute certain crimes against immigrants and to offer protections to victims who fear cooperating with law enforcement due to their immigration status.

 

The U Visa is an immigration benefit that can be sought by victims of certain crimes who are currently assisting or have previously assisted law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of a crime, or who are likely to be helpful in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.

 

What are the benefits of a U Visa?

U Visa holders are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Lawful Status for up to 4 years;
  • Eligibility to adjust status to lawful permanent residence after 3 years;
  • Automatic grant of work authorization;
  • Derivative visas for qualifying family members.

What are the eligibility requirements for a U Visa?

In order to be eligible for a U Visa, an immigrant must:

  • Have suffered substantial physical and mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of qualifying criminal activity;
  • Possess information concerning the qualifying criminal activity;
  • Have been helpful, be helpful, or likely be helpful in the detection, investigation, or prosecution of the qualifying criminal activity;
  • Show that the qualifying criminal activity violated a local, state or federal law, or has occurred in the United States.

If you believe you may be eligible for U Visa non-immigrant status, please refer to out consultation process so that we may assess your case in a confidential consultation. You may find more information on the “Immigration Services” tab of this page.

The information provided is for educational and/or informational purposes only. Such information materials do not constitute and are not intended to provide legal advice and should not be relied on for any such purpose. You should consult with an attorney or BIA accredited representation to get legal advice pertaining to your case.

 

 

Qué es una visa U?

Una visa U es un estado de non-inmigrante temporal para víctimas de ciertos delitos que no son ciudadanos. El Congreso creó la visa U como parte de la Ley de Víctimas del Tráfico y Prevención de la Violencia en 2000 con el fin de fortalecer la capacidad de los organismos encargados de hacer cumplir la ley para investigar y enjuiciar determinados delitos contra los inmigrantes y para ofrecer protección a las víctimas que temen cooperar con la policía debido a su estatus migratorio.

 

La visa U es un beneficio de inmigración para las víctimas de ciertos delitos que están asistiendo actualmente o han asistido previamente la investigación o el enjuiciamiento de un delito, o que es probable que sean útiles en la investigación o el enjuiciamiento de actividades delictivas.

 

¿Cuáles son los beneficios de una Visa U?

Los titulares de la Visa U son elegibles para los siguientes beneficios:

  • Estado legal para un máximo de 4 años;
  • Elegibilidad para ajustar su estatus de residencia permanente legal después de 3 años;
  • Autorización de trabajo automático;
  • Visas derivativos ​​para los miembros calificados de la familia.

 

¿Cuáles son los requisitos de elegibilidad para una visa U?

Para ser elegible para una visa U, un inmigrante tiene que:

  • Haber sufrido abuso físico y/o mental como consecuencia directa de haber sido víctima de uno de los crímenes calificados.
  • Poseer información relativa a la actividad criminal calificada;
  • Haber sido útil, ser útil, o tener la posibilidad de ser útiles en la detección, investigación o enjuiciamiento de la actividad criminal calificada;
  • Mostrar que la actividad criminal calificada fue contra de la ley local, estatal o federal y/o o pasó dentro de los Estados Unidos.

 

Si usted cree que puede ser elegible para el estatus de no inmigrante Visa U, por favor refiérase a cabo proceso de consulta para que podamos evaluar su caso en una consulta confidencial. Puede encontrar más información Servicios de Inmigración tab.

La información presentada es para fines educativos /o informativos solamente. Tales materiales informativas no constituyen y no son para proporcionar asesoramiento legal y no deben ser invocadas por cualquier tal fin. Usted debe consultar con un abogado o representativa acreditada para conseguir consejo legal concerniendo a su caso.

In 2012 a temporary program for young immigrants called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was initiated. Since then nearly 700,000 immigrant youth have applied for DACA, and while many still await their decisions, roughly 97% of the applications have been approved. More than 600,000 have since been able to receive temporary legal status in the United States which offers a reprieve from deportations through this renewable program.

DACA has had an immense impact on the lives of these young people. A recent survey of 1,400 DACA-approved persons conducted by United We Dream shows that DACA is an immigration success story, having improved not only their social and economic conditions, but also their sense of belonging to the only country they can call “home.”

Colorado has the 10th highest participation rate, with the majority of the applicants hailing from the Denver Metro Area. Since the program began, we have seen many of our initial applicants returning through our doors seeking assistance with the filing of their renewals and in speaking with each individual applicant, it has become clear that DACA really has created positive change in many of their lives.

We have been so impressed with so many of our clients that we wanted to share their stories. Each month we will be spotlighting two of our clients who are shining examples of the intended purposes of this program and we encourage you to check back regularly.

 

Judith Argumedo

Ms. Argumedo first applied to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in September of 2012 and was approved just four months later in January of the following year. She recently returned to our office for assistance in the renewal of her status for the next two years.

 

Ms. Argumedo is actively involved in her studies at Greeley High School. She is taking AP classes and looking forward to going to college where she hopes to enroll in a 4-year Bachelor’s program either at University of Northern Colorado or Colorado State University. When Judith was a freshmen, a guest speaker came to her classroom to talk about their experiences in foster care and ever since then she has wanted to get involved in this career area in order to continue to make a difference in children’s’ lives.

 

This is a dream that, before the DACA program existed, Judith wasn’t sure she’d be able to make come true. Without the possibility to work in the United States, continuing her education seemed like a monumental task. Now, however, Judith has the ability to work in order to support herself, to help her family and to pay for her own education. On top of school, Judith also works upwards of 26 hours a week which is an incredible undertaking, considering the advanced level of her coursework!

 

With the DACA program, Judith is able to work and to continue her studies and that is the biggest change it has had on her life. We congratulate her on her hard work and her continuing studies.

In addition to providing direct immigration services, our staff also conducts public education and outreach presentations on topics ranging from: general immigration law and any current updates, rights and remedies, protection against becoming a victim of the unauthorized practice of law and special programs for victims of crime and young immigrants.

The presentation generally lasts from 30-60 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session. The content of the presentation is for informational purposes and to provide attendees with additional resources for their immigration concerns, not to provide legal advice.

If your organization or agency would like a presentation, please contact us at (303) 742-4971

Thank you.