Why terminating DACA is short-sighted and will hurt the US economy

Siguiendo en español Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is the program for immigrants who were brought to the US as minors, commonly referred to as DREAMers. DACA was created by executive order when Congress failed to vote on the DREAM Act, legislation that would have provided these same young people a path to lawful residency and citizenship. Since its implementation in June, 2012, approximately Read More

Who needs an Immigration Attorney?

Four Reasons Why All Non-US Citizens Need an Immigration Attorney (Siguente en español) Understanding that if you are reading this, you are likely looking for an attorney or you're a client of ours. If you're a client, please read this anyway. Knowing this information could help you, a friend, or family member. It's important to know that hiring an experienced immigration attorney because, contrary to what many Read More

Naturalization and Voter Suppression

(Siguiente en español) Education is the key to your ability to vote this November. This is an exciting time for immigrants to naturalize! Hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are eligible to become US citizens have been filing their applications so that they can vote in this election. Why? They know the future of immigration reform is at stake in this election and they want their voices heard. Not only are they Read More

La mia famiglia Italiano – Immigrant Heritage Month

Like Julia and Jenna before me, I too would like to share a little bit about my family heritage for Immigrant Heritage Month. For a third generation Italian-American, I’m as Italian as it gets. My family heritage concentrates in Sicily and the Naples, Italy area. In fact, Italians are the fourth largest European ethnic group to emigrate to the United States (US) and the seventh largest worldwide. The largest Read More

Moje Rodina – Immigrant Heritage Month

By Jenna Dolecek In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, I’d like to share a little about my family heritage too. My family is from all over Europe. My dad’s side is Irish, Czech, with a pinch of German and my mother’s side is English, Irish, and with a different pinch of German. My mother’s side were mostly farmers or store owners who ended up in Iowa and Kansas and one of my great, great (etc…) aunts came to Read More

Mi Familia – Immigrant Heritage Month

By Julia Guzmán In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, I’d like to share a little about my family heritage. The Guzmán side of my family goes back eight generations in Nicaragua, where my parents were both born. The first known Guzmán in Nicaragua was a woman named Rosa from Guatemala who became pregnant by a priest named Camilo Solórzano Miranda. Seeing as priests aren’t so much supposed to have babies, her Read More

Rights & Responsibilities of Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs)

Lately, my clients who have recently been granted Lawful Permanent Resident status, have been asking questions about what it means to be a US Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR). As a result, I wanted to shed light on what being an LPR means, and, more importantly, what is does not mean. Here are my top five rights and responsibilities of being an LPR. LPR status can be revoked and certain criminal convictions may Read More

Failure to Register with Selective Service Can Hurt Your US Citizenship Application

Failure to Register with Selective Service Can Hurt Your US Citizenship Application If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25, among the documents you may need to provide, as you make your way through the immigration process, is proof you registered with the US Selective Service. Many young men who encounter this requirement are puzzled or concerned about it. We are here to help you understand it and to calm Read More

Metro Denver immigration law firm has a new office!

After six grueling months searching for a new office space, Swenson Law Office, PC - a metro Denver immigration law firm - finally found a home for the long term: 5161 E. Arapahoe Rd., Suite 120 Centennial, CO 80122 We wanted a suite where we could grow and stop the annual cycle we've been in of moving to a new office with only modest gains in square footage. We could not be happier with what our realtor, Read More

Could the Future of DAPA be in the hands of our next President?

On Monday, November 16, 2015, the federal appeals court ruled that the current administration could not move forward with a plan to provide as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants with work permits and protection from deportation. This delay, may make it too late for the administration to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. The administration has been trying to implement DAPA or Deferred Action for Read More