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

    Lesly Gurrola

    Ms. Gurrola is a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School. She first applied for DACA in December of 2012 as a sophomore. Besides her regular classes, Lesly is also involved in the ROTC program and is the only student in the school who was awarded the prestigious Purple Heart medal in 2012. The ROTC Purple Heart is given in this program to students that demonstrate extraordinary leadership. Since 2012 no other student in the Thomas Jefferson ROTC program has received this award; a fact Lesly is rather proud of.

    Ms. Gurrola is also active within the Special Education program at school and volunteers both at the Youth Garden and the annual field trip to the Shakespeare Festival. She feels privileged to be able to help out with these types of events because it gives her a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

    As a senior she is now thinking about her future and has decided that she wants to go to college. Lesly is interested in pursuing a degree in Zoology or Biology and has hopes of working with animals in an exciting environment such as the Zoo or the Aquarium.

    “DACA has changed my life and taken a weight from my shoulders by relieving my fears of deportation and giving me opportunity to work and study and experience new things,” says Lesly.

    We wish Ms. Gurrola the best of luck as she works towards graduation in 2015!

    Hector Aviles

    Mr. Aviles graduated high school in 2012. He is a part of a special degree program which allows him to attend both Community College of Denver and Metropolitan University of Denver at the same time in order to earn both his Associate’s degree and his Bachelor’s degree simultaneously. Hector is studying Criminal Justice and by the time he graduates will have earned his Associate’s in Forensics and his Bachelor’s in Law Enforcement. He then hopes to join the police force as a State Trooper.

    Outside of his studies, Hector plays recreational basketball and now that it’s the right season, watching football on TV.

    Hector has known for a long time that he wanted to work in law enforcement but it was through the DACA program that he was finally able to begin taking the first steps towards his dream career.