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

    Valeria Salazar

    Ms. Valeria Salazar was a freshman at South High School when she first applied for Deferred Action. She was approved in April of 2013 and is grateful for the program and the opportunities it has provided her so far.

    As a sophomore, Valeria is already looking ahead towards her future. She is set to graduate in 2016 but is already thinking about college and where she would like to go. Valeria took a school-organized trip to New York last April and has been dreaming about going to college there ever since. At this point, she is considering becoming an Immigration Attorney so that she can give back to her community.

    In her free time Ms. Salazar volunteers with a club called Young Leadership, swims, and recently lettered in varsity softball. Outside of school, she enjoys baking, reading, and playing video games.

    Valeria is grateful for the Deferred Action program because she now has the opportunity to get a job so that she can save up for her college education and help her parents out along the way. We wish Valeria the best of luck as she continues her schooling.

    Daniel Ramirez

    Mr. Ramirez first applied to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals as a high school student in September of 2012 and after seven months of waiting, was finally approved in April of 2013. While enrolled in at Denver North High School, Daniel was concurrently taking classes at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD). Daniel graduated high school in May of 2014 and due to excellence both inside and outside of school was awarded a scholarship to UCD. The following semester, Daniel enrolled full time at UCD and is currently a pre-med/biology major with hopes of soon becoming a doctor.

    In his free time, Daniel speaks at school events and was even featured in the May/June issue of a local Denver magazine for his perseverance and academic excellence. Outside of school, Daniel enjoys both watching and playing football with his family and friends.

    Daniel is grateful for the DACA program as it has allowed him the opportunity to continue his studies past high school, as well as to work legally in the United States in order to support himself and his family. We wish Daniel the best of luck as he progresses through his studies at UC Denver.