When it comes to navigating the waters of immigration law, even the smallest details can have a significant impact on your case. With U.S. immigration laws growing more and more complex with each passing year, it's important to have an experienced immigration attorney working for you to ensure your case is handled swiftly and professionally. That's why the immigration attorneys at Hanes & Bartels LLC have years of experience helping individuals throughout the state on a variety of different immigration matters, including family and business, so that they can rest easy knowing that the needs and interests of their family are properly taken care of.

What areas of immigration can you help with?

Our immigration attorneys have a wealth of experience dealing with a variety of different immigration matters. Having served clients across the Colorado Springs area, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need to ensure that your immigration case is handled quickly and efficiently. Our attorneys have assisted a diverse set of immigration issues, including:

  • Green card applications

  • Family-based residency petitions

  • Citizenship and naturalization issues

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

  • Asylum

  • Consular Processing

  • Waivers of Inadmissibility

  • Representation in immigration courts, including cancellation of removal (deportation)

  • Immigration appeals

  • Employment-based immigration petitions

  • Permanent labor certifications

  • Investor Visas

  • International adoptions

  • Employer compliance audits, consulting and planning

  • and more



What do I need to know about Colorado immigration laws?

Even though matters of immigration and immigration enforcement are typically handled by federal immigration authorities, an increasing number of state and county law enforcement officials are starting to assist with investigating and pursuing suspected immigration-related offenses. That's why it's important to understand some of the basic immigration laws that may affect you and your family so that you can be prepared for any immigration challenges you may face. The following are just a few immigration topics that you should be familiar with:

Employment Checks

Under federal law, all employers must verify any and all employee's authorization to work in the United States. This means that if you are preparing to work for a new employer, your employer must be able to verify your authorization to work in the United States. State contractors will be required to use E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of all employees prior to taking any state contract. State agencies will be prohibited from entering into any contract with contractors who knowingly employ undocumented immigrants. And while legislative efforts have been made to require private employers to use E-Verify, those efforts have not made it into law yet.

Driver’s License Requirements

In order for any individual to obtain a Colorado driver's license or state ID, the individual must be able to provide proof of name, age, and lawful presence in the United States. A list of required documents can be found on the Colorado Department of Revenue website.

Voter ID Requirements

Colorado state law requires identification at the polling booth, however, these laws are less restrictive than other states in that Colorado law permits the use of non-photo ID to establish identity. A few examples of acceptable non-photo identification include a copy of a paycheck, a recent utility bill, or a bank statement. If an individual is unable to provide adequate identification, the voter can still cast a provisional ballot and later verify their identity with proper voting authorities.

Our Strong Commitment To Immigration Law

Our firm has a longstanding commitment to serving clients on all matters related to immigration law. Our current immigration attorneys are the successors to our former immigration attorney, noted Colorado Springs immigration attorney Tom Hurley. As an esteemed immigration attorney, Tom's values and commitment to clients provided the foundation for our current immigration and paralegal staff, who proudly carry on our firm's legacy as proud advocates for lawful immigration. We take tremendous pride in being a solution-driven law firm that utilizes creativity and experience to develop a plan that fits the individual needs of your immigration case so that we can help set you and your family up for success.


The value of an experienced immigration attorney cannot be understated. Immigration matters can be complex, and every last detail needs to be accounted for to ensure no mistakes are made. That’s why the immigration attorneys at Hanes & Bartels LLC have been helping residents across Colorado Springs with a variety of different immigration matters for over a decade. If you’re looking for a skilled immigration attorney, contact our office today.