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Prayer for Those Who Migrate

To Mary we entrust
The mothers, the fathers, the children
who today are holy families
Migrating in hope, in fear, in longing,
for peace, for some security,
For something like a home.
May they find their journey’s end
as we open ourselves to their stories,
their need, their spirits;
We ask for mercy
for all migrants
and for our communities
who are challenged to welcome them,
to give them hope for a new life.

Prayer for the Immigrant

O Jesus, who in the very first days of Thine earthly life wast compelled,  together with Mary,  Thy loving Mother,  and Saint Joseph,  to leave Thy native land and to endure in Egypt the misery and discomforts of poor emigrants,  turn Thine eyes upon our brethren,  who, far away from their dear country  and from all that is dear to them,  are not infrequently constrained to struggle  with the difficulties of a new life,  and who are likewise often exposed to grave dangers  and snares for their immortal souls.
Be Thou their guide in their uncertain journey,  their help in trouble,  their comfort in sorrow;  keep them safe in their faith,  holy in their lives,  and faithful to their children,  their wives, and their parents;  grant, O Lord, that we may be able to embrace them affectionately  once more in their native land,  and hereafter to live inseparably united to them  at the foot of Thy throne in our heavenly country.
Amen

Benefits of a Mobile Office

At the Law Office of Stephanie Grewe, LLC we offer our clients the convenience of a mobile office. We meet with our clients in the comfort and convenience of their own home. Our clients have the advantage of our experience, and security of their files in the comfort of their own home.

Our mobile office allows us to bring all the essentials of a traditional brick and mortar office to you. By bringing our office to our clients, our clients are relaxed, their children are in their own environment, and we explain the complex legal process to our clients’ entire family. We work together to fully complete your case as quickly as possible. Our clients have the complete access to their documents. If you forget a document, you can quickly get to it and show us, instead of waiting days or weeks to reschedule a convenient time to get back with us.

Our mobile office allows us to have lower overhead costs, and we are able to pass along our savings to our clients. Our office comes to you, negating the double and high costs of office space rental. Our mobile office allows us to help clients from around the entire Denver-Metro area. We bring our experience to you, without having our clients to take time out of their day to travel. The convenience is substantial for our clients who do not drive, they do not have plan their day around unreliable bus schedules to meet with us.

Our office still maintains strict security with our clients files, and maintain the same standards of commitment and care to each and every one of our clients. We safeguard all of our files, ensuring that there is no cross over in files. When we meet with clients, we ensure that we only have their file with us.

Lastly our mobile office allows us to schedule appointments on evenings and weekends. We are not bound by traditional schedules, but work with you to find a convenient time for you and your family to meet with us. Our office is able to schedule appointments beginning at 10:00am and our last appointment at 7:00pm Tuesday through Sunday.

Heal the world, make it a better place

This weeks post comes from guest blogger, Nicole Rosales…

From the time I was in kindergarten I  have been told stories of how America was the sanctuary of the world and that we welcomed many throughout history to immigrate to our bright lights for decent jobs, religious freedom and a better life in general. Throughout history, we have had many different ethnic groups immigrating through Ellis Island. We as Americans had to devise a system to process and allow people to enter our borders. This process was archaic; done without the aid of technology, just handwritten names in ledgers and very little medical inspections.

In recent weeks we have received thousands of undocumented immigrant children who seek help, no matter which way you look at it, refuge and the hope of a safer life just as hundreds of thousands before them. What makes them so different than the poor, sick, unskilled and desperate that clamored into our harbors before? If anything, we should pity them more because they are children with no choice in life but to go where they are sent, and have to make it to the United States without the guidance of a loving adult!

The fact that there are people opposed to the situation does not surprise me, it is the number of people opposed and the very horrible things being said and done all in the name of “keeping our borders safe”. Never did I believe hatred would be a policing presence in our border security. The land of the free and the home of the brave has become the land of you don’t belong here and the home of we are going to tell you what to do and not compromise in any way. This isn’t the first time this has been, however; in the industrial revolution, we were horrified by our own actions revealed in Upton Sinclair’s book, “The Jungle”. Immigrants where treated as less than human and seen as the meat that died and ran in our industrial plants and food systems. We promised ourselves never to be those people again, the people who oppressed another group just trying to make a life in our country. How have we kept that promise? We have told these people to go home and die, to be slaughtered by disease and war while we eat another burger. I think it’s time we live up to our promise.

We all came here at one time, and someone helped your ancestors to make a living, tried to keep their children from dying of plague or polio, and saw a life worth while saving. Let’s reach out and help these children have a bright future and save them. I ask you all to think, who will be in this world shaping it in the near future? Abused and neglected children who are dying and hate Americans for throwing them by the wayside, or children who will grow to be adults who live American values, protect this country and make it a safer place to be. Would you love someone who threw you back to die?

I leave you with the great word of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson “Heal the world, make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race’”

 

 

 

 

Prayer for Immigrants

Dear Lord we pray for immigrant families searching for life and dignity, that they may find it wherever God leads them as we work together to obtain their immigrant dreams.

Driving in Colorado

Beginning on August 1, 2014 Undocumented immigrants living in Colorado will be able to apply for a Colorado drivers license. These licenses will allow a person to lawfully drive and to obtain lawful Colorado License plates and car registration for their vehicle. These licenses will allow an immigrant the peace of mind to drive when taking their children to school, and will allow immigrants the opportunities understand the rules of the road. Beginning July 1, 2014 you can schedule an appointment with the Colorado DMV to apply for one of these special driver’s.

The program was signed into Colorado law on June 2013. It allows the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles the ability to issue Colorado Driver’s Licenses, instruction permits to minors, or identification cards to individuals who are undocumented, or are in the United States on a temporary basis only. It does not grant any immigration benefit, provide any U.S. Federal identification, or voting benefits. It does not grant the holder the right to Drink and Drive, Drive without Insurance, or to Disobey traffic laws.   Most importantly it will provide peace of mind to those who have a driver’s license, allowing them to know that they will not be burdened with knowing they are not able to drive lawfully in Colorado.

The requirements to obtain one of these licenses if you are undocumented are:

  • You must make an appointment at one of five Colorado DMV locations that are providing these specific licenses.
  • You Must sign an affidavit that the applicant is currently a resident of Colorado
  • Provide proof of a Colorado Tax Return
  • Present evidence of residency in Colorado.
  • You Must provide an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) that is issued by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  • You Must sign an affidavit that the applicant has applied or will apply as soon as the applicant is eligible for lawful presence within the U.S.
  • You Must show, from your country of origin, a valid identification document:

You must have the appropriate fees payable to the Colorado DMV and if you have never had a Colorado Driver’s license you must also pay for, and pass a driving and written test.

More information can be found at the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.

The Law office of Stephanie Grewe, LLC is committed to working with you to obtain legal status. If you have any questions about your legal status please call us.

Office Hours for the Week of June 30, 2014

In observance of  United States Independence Day, our offices will be closed Thursday July 3 2014 through July 4, 2014. We will reopen on July 5, 2014.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment please call our office at 303.880.4365. We will be answering phone calls, and emails but will not be scheduling appointments for Thursday 7/3/2014 or Friday 7/4/2014.

If you have an emergency, and are a current client please call 303.880.4365, and also send a Text Message to your Attorney. Your Attorney will return your call promptly.

As a reminder our office hours are Tuesday through Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Thank you and have a safe Independence Weekend!

~The Law Office of Stephanie Grewe, LLC