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

    Francisco Aguilar

    Mr. Aguilar first applied for DACA in November of 2012. He has since graduated from Jefferson High School and has enrolled full-time at Red Rocks Community College where he is currently taking his core classes and studying towards his Associate’s Degree. He ultimately hopes to transfer to a four-year University in order to graduate with his Bachelor’s.

    Alongside his studies, Francisco also maintains a full-time job with a contracting company out of Parker, Colorado. In his free time, Francisco keeps himself busy through volunteering as a coach for his brother’s wrestling team and stays healthy by running and working out.

    The Deferred Action program has been valuable to him, as it is through DACA that Francisco has been able to take advantage of a lot of opportunities that were previously unavailable to him. Since being approved for DACA, Francisco has been able to get a license and his own car as well as a job which graciously allows him to continue studying so that he may further himself through his education.

    In looking towards his college graduation and the future that lies beyond, we wish Francisco the best in all that he does.

    Sandra Barrera

    Ms. Barrera applied for Deferred Action in November of 2012 while attending Skyview Academy. While there, Sandra was awarded a scholarship from the Mapleton District. Applicants had to show strong academic success and good grades. She graduated in May of 2013 and went on to study at Pima Medical School where she is finishing up a program to be a certified Medical Assistant (M.A.) While she hopes to soon begin working as an M.A., she wants to continue her schooling as well and is currently exploring her options for an associate’s degree.

    Outside of school, Sandra also works part-time in order to continue to save for her continued education and to be able to support herself financially. When she has free time outside of school and work she likes to read, hang out with friends, exercise, swim, go hiking and walking.

    She is appreciative of the DACA program as through it she was able to get a job, a license and the opportunity to go to school and further her education.

    We wish Sandra the best of luck as she graduates from Pima as with all her future endeavors.