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

    Jorge and Yoselyn are our brother-sister pair this month and we are excited to share their stories with you

    Yoselyn Rodriguez

    Yoselyn graduated from Northridge High School in 2013. She is currently working full-time as a head receptionist at JBS Headquarters in Greeley. The company hails from Brazil and has been in Greeley since 2000. In talking about her job, its apparent that she really enjoys what she does and has hopes of continuing to grow with the company in the years to come.

    Outside of work, Yoselyn loves to get outdoors and explore what Colorado has to offer. She’s hoping to tackle skiing and snowboarding this winter and is looking forward to being able to hike again come summer. However, she hopes one day to expand her travels much further beyond Colorado.

    For Yoselyn, DACA removed some of the limitations she was previously confronted with in her life and she now feels like she has the freedom, and the opportunity to mold her own future. Yoselyn already considers the United States to be her home and she shows clear motivation and drive to make the best of what DACA has to offer.

    Jorge Rodriguez

    Jorge is currently a senior a Northridge High School and is set to graduate in May of 2015. He became interested in cooking last year and is hoping to go to Auguste Escoffier in Boulder, a culinary school which offers courses in culinary and pastry arts. Jorge is also hoping to take some businesses courses so that eventually he will be able to open and run his own restaurant—he’s thinking Italian.

    In his free time after school and on the weekends, Jorge spends his time cooking, working on cars and brushing up on his mechanic skills, as well as hanging out with his friends.

    Upon his initial approval for Deferred Action, Jorge realized that he would have the opportunity to actually pursue his interest in culinary arts, as well as the ability to find a job in order to pay for his continued education.