Jennifer Smith

“Citizenship Day” is Saturday at Saint Stephen Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs. Volunteer immigration lawyers will help people apply for citizenship.

Jennifer Smith is an immigration attorney in Glenwood Springs. For more than a decade, she’s helped immigrants from all around the world navigate the complexities of immigration law.

The Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that it has opened an investigation into the practice of scammers booking all of the available appointments at the Department of Motor Vehicles that taxpaying immigrants need to get a state ID.

Marci Krivonen

Many immigrants in the Roaring Fork Valley are impacted by a court battle being waged at the federal level. A ruling from a Texas judge this week forced the Obama administration to halt executive actions on immigration. They would have provided legal protection and work permits.

Marci Krivonen

The growing number of Central American child immigrants gathering at the U.S. border is a crisis that has drawn attorneys from around the country.  One of them is Glenwood Springs immigration attorney Jennifer Smith. She traveled to Artesia, New Mexico last month, where hundreds of women and children are being detained at a law enforcement training center. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

When attorney Jennifer Smith got word that help was needed in Artesia, she jumped in her car and drove ten hours straight to the small town in southwestern New Mexico.