Immigration Services

  • 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.

    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.

  • Deferred Action Client Spotlight

    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.

    Spotlight

    Ivan Gonzalez

    Ivan Gonzalez is a senior at Cherry Creek High School this year. He first applied for DACA in December of 2012. At Cherry Creek, Ivan belongs to several clubs including: Political Awareness, AVID (a pre-college club), and American Comic Book Club, a club he actually started and organizes. He is on the swim team and for the past two years has participated as a volunteer for the Walk for Sudan.

    Outside of school, Ivan fills his time with even more activities from building his own computer and self-teaching guitar to soccer and photo/video editing. Beyond his club activities and hobbies, Ivan still manages to find the time to hold a part-time job through both summer vacations and while school is in session.

    Ivan is originally from Guatemala, but living in the United States means a life of peace, without the violence that is going on in his home country. He hopes to pursue a better life here and to one day raise his own family in the US. For Ivan, DACA is paramount to his success in the United States, “without DACA, I could not work to pursue my dream of going to college.”

    As a senior, Ivan is looking towards life after high school and hopes to apply to college to study Computer Engineering so that he may pursue a career as a software engineer and a programmer.

    We wish Ivan the best of luck as he finishes high school and looks towards his future.

    Marina Chaparro

    Marina is currently a high school senior at Denver School of Science and Technology. She is looking towards graduation in the spring of next year and has her sights on continuing her education. She is interested in Computer Science, but is keeping an open mind towards her career options. Marina has so-far applied to University of Colorado in Boulder and is anxiously awaiting their decision, which should come in the next two months.

    While at school Marina often helps out with annual school events such as homecoming and during summer she enjoys going rock climbing at various locations around Colorado.

    Marina was approved for DACA in February of 2013 and says that the program has given her peace of mind. She says that she’s more focused and concentrated on her goals now that she knows that there is more to come after her high school graduation. We wish Marina luck with applying to college and as she graduates from high school this Spring.