The Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs promotes greater awareness and integration of immigrant and refugee residents in Denver. We partner with nonprofits, community based organizations, residents and government agencies to develop and implement policies, practices and programs that influence the various paths of immigrant integration.
Denver is home to approximately 30,000 residents who are eligible for citizenship!
As a U.S. Citizen, you can:
Travel with a U.S. Passport, access more job opportunities, vote in elections and much more!
Questions about eligibility and application? Visit this USCIS page for more information
Looking for a qualified immigration attorney? Visit the AILA search page
Here are other community partners holding Citizenship info sessions and workshops!
The fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations to provide representation for qualified individuals threatened with or in removal proceedings.
At its core, providing representation to immigrants in removal proceedings is not about who deserves to stay or be deported, it is about bringing fairness to complex immigration proceedings that pit immigrants against experienced government attorneys, and tear communities and families apart.
To learn more visit the Legal Services Fund page here.
Para aprender más visita la página del fondo de servicios legales aquí
The recent Trump Administration Executive Orders regarding immigration, deportation and travel have caused sincere confusion and concern in our communities. In the coming days and weeks, the Hancock Administration will be gearing up legal protections and supportive services and working with other providers to ensure immigrant and refugee communities have the resources they need and know what their rights are. That starts with empowering people with information and resources.
Denver has a history of welcoming immigrants and refugees and will continue to act as a welcoming city and an ally for all new arrivals.
What is a Public Charge?
“Public Charge” is a term used by U.S. immigration officials to refer to a person who is considered likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.
An immigrant who is found likely to become a “public charge” may be denied admission to the U.S. or lawful permanent resident status.
Colorado Center on Law & Policy Backgrounder (English)
Colorado Center on Law & Policy Backgrounder (Spanish)
Colorado Center on Law & Policy Presentation (English)
Colorado Center on Law & Policy Presentation (Spanish)
The Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs and the Colorado Center on Law and Policy will be holding an information session on Thursday, June 28th at 2:00pm at the Eastside Human Services Building (3815 Steele St) for information about the Public Charge proposed rule change. We will provide a panel of speakers who will share information about what the propose rule change is, what potential impacts to immigrant families will look like and what to expect next.
Jamie C. Torres, Director
Maria Corral, Community Integration Coordinator
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