Immigration Blog*

How Does an Immigrant Get Legal Status?

July 31, 2018

There are three main way for getting a permission to live in the US legally: through employment, through a family member, or through some humanitarian reason.

What is Asylum?

Immigrant Families are Being Separated at the US Border

June 2018

Separating, detaining, and criminally charging asylum-seeking families is legally unnecessary, morally repugnant, and damaging to families, which are at the core of what makes us human and American.  This article tells the story in more personal terms: New York Times: Honduran Man Kills Himself After Threat of Family Separation at US Border, Reports Say


In the words of Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’

Get to Know the Real Mary Daugherty

Immigration and Divorce Attorney Invited to Speak at DemBiz Meeting

Attorney Mary Daugherty standing at podium and speaking to business people.

April 3, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting with and speaking to local business owners at the DemBiz Networking meeting about the role immigrants and immigration laws play in our economy. The best part was meeting with other business owners in Colorado Springs to learn about their businesses and the ways their businesses improve our community.

DREAMERs Lead Community in Marching on Colorado Springs to Demand Legal Immigration Status

Protestors in downtown Colorado Springs demanding action on DACA. One holds a megaphone.  One holds a isng that reads "We're All God's Children."

On Monday, March 5, 2018, the Springs Dream Team lead a march in Colorado Springs, from Senator Bennet's office to Senator Gardner's office, to fight for a DREAM Act ; a legal pathway to citizenship for people brought into the US as children. I was lucky enough to join the march and learn about the daring stories of many of these young people and their families. Check out the link below....

Know Your Rights During an ICE Visit

Joining the #MeToo Movement and the Women's March on Denver

January 23, 2018


This weekend, I was proud to participate with more than 50,000 people marching for immigration, environmental, and women’s issues as part of the 2018 Women’s March on Denver. The mood was enthusiastic, hopeful, powerful, and patriotic. There were so many people there, and all bundled up, shouting and holding signs about their disdain for our selective immigration policies. There were also signs expressing women’s strength, even after sexual harassment and assault. It made me proud to know that I get to help women fight off their domestic violence abusers through TESSA, and men, women and children fight their way through immigration red tape as part of my own practice.

Attorney Mary Daugherty and protestors at Women's March Protest in Denver, CO holding signs that read "Stop the ICE Raids," "#NoBanNoWall." "DACA Now," "The Work Continues Stay Strong," and "Keep your Dirty Hands off of our Public Lands (and Waters)""

DACA Re-Opened

January 9, 2018,

A federal court in California ordered that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) continue to “operate on the terms in place before it was rescinded.” As a result, many DACA recipients may apply to renew their status. Check out the USCIS guidelines here:


I can certainly help with this process.



*No part of the information on this page is intended to constitute legal advice.