Citizenship and Immigration Guide

Hello and welcome!

We are glad that you are here and would like you to stay. The resources in this guide are for members of our community who want to become U.S. Citizens or who need help with their immigration status.

If you have other questions about life in the Colorado, please see our Community Resource Guide.

Our library staff is here to help you, so please Ask a Librarian and one of our knowledgeable librarians will help answer your questions. You can also call Arapahoe Libraries directly at 303-542-7279.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS), is the government agency in charge of lawful immigration to the United States. On their website, you will find the forms and information needed to apply for all kinds of visas, as well as apply for citizenship. Website:

On their website, you can:

Citizenship materials in the library

Resources for Detainees

If a family member or friend is detained or if you and your family are worried about being detained, Fuerza Latina has prepared a handbook of materials for you to use (click link to download): Immigrant Resource Packet/Paquete de Recursos para Inmigrantes

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

To find someone detained by ICE use this website: (you will need their A-number or full name and country of origin).

Casa de Paz

    • Call 720-500-2272 
    • Provides a place to stay, food, visits and transportation for families that have family members in ICE custody. It is located in Aurora.

Legal Services

African Community Center

  • Tel. 303-399-4500
  • Help for African refugees
  • Free case workers to help with housing, finding a job, and becoming more comfortable in the United States
  • Many languages spoken

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Catholic Charities

    • Call 303-742-4971
    • You do not have to be Catholic. They help everyone. Services are not free, and they will ask for a small payment (about $35)
    • Legal support for immigrants and Citizenship applications

The Center for Trauma and Resilience

    • Call 303-718-8289 (Español), 303-894-8000 (English)
    • Free immigration services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking
    • Immediate help for victims of crimes as well as trauma counseling, case management and support groups
    • Specific programs for children, families and the elderly
    • Translation and interpretation services

Colorado Legal Services

    • Call 303-837-1313
    • Legal services for low-income individuals on civil matters, including domestic violence, housing issues, healthcare and public benefits
    • Spanish-speaking staff are available

International Rescue Committee

    • Call 720-661-8237
    • Resettlement support services for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking and survivors of torture
    • Citizenship support services

Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC)

    • Call 303-839-1008
    • Free bilingual legal representation for immigration, family law, bankruptcy and other general civil matter cases
    • Free legal nights and consultations. Please call the number above to schedule your visit

Jewish Family Services

    • Call 303-597-5000
    • You do not have to be Jewish. They help everyone.
    • Free citizenship classes, including tutoring and translators
    • Other services include health care, food pantry, school supplies, and job help

Lutheran Family Services

    • Call 303-980-5400
    • You do not have to be Lutheran. They help everyone.
    • Free immigration and legal support services for refugees and asylees
    • Adoption and pregnancy counseling
    • Older adult and caregiver services

Littleton Immigrant Resource Center at Bemis Public Library

    • Call 303-795-3968
    • ELA classes: beginner and intermediate ($50 for 10 weeks of classes)
    • One-on-one ELA tutoring ($50 for 6 months)
    • Affordable legal services for immigration matters

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Action Network (RMIAN)

    • Call 303-433-2812
    • Free legal representation for immigrants in detention and immigrant children who have suffered from violence, abuse or neglect
    • Legal support for detained individuals

Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center

    • Call 303-295-2001
    • Free legal services for victims of violent crime (Victims must be current residents of Colorado or victims of crimes that occurred in the state)
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