About Izaguirre Law Firm

No matter where we’re from, we’re all the same.


Izaguirre Law was founded by Stephanie Izaguirre to present a welcoming face to immigrants in our community.

Her passion to help immigrants began at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro in 2001. Her job was to interview hundreds of visa applicants every day – regular people seeking to live and work in the U.S. – and she saw first-hand the impact of our broken immigration system.

This experience inspired her to do more to help them remain in the U.S. or be reunited with their families. Since 2011, the attorneys at Izaguirre Law Firm has worked hard to make that happen.

WE PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH


Stephanie’s dream was to create a space for the immigrant community in Colorado Springs – a home for the Izaguirre Law Firm as well as a place to support the unique needs of the immigrant community. In June 2017, this dream became a reality.

The Izaguirre Law Firm is located in a building that houses other immigrant-focused businesses, such as translation services, tax preparation and mental health services. Immigrants built and continue to build this country, and we are proud to have neighbors who believe this as well.

OUR VALUES


Trust: We trust our clients to share intimate details of their lives, and our clients trust us to be creative and smart in our fight for them.

Honesty: We are always honest with our clients about what is happening and what to expect.

Dedication: Everyone in our office is dedicated to social justice for the immigrants in our community.

Hard Work: Our clients are our passion, and we work hard to do right by them.

Smarts: Our collective experience and knowledge about immigration is put to work for our clients every single day.

Approachable: Most of our staff have been through the immigration process – either themselves or with a family member.  We really understand both how scary this process can be and how much is at stake.

Humble: The experiences of immigrants are varied, difficult and inspiring. We hope to be part of your success story.

MY STORY


“When I was eight years old, my family sponsored a refugee family from Laos through our church. We were told they might not know how to use a washing machine or stove, but it turned out that the father had worked in an international hotel. They completely defied our expectations. I remember laughing and playing with their two little boys, thinking they were just like me but from a different place.

“When I was a teenager, my family hosted exchange students from France and Japan. It was another opportunity to learn about new cultures, try new food, and learn a new language. Being an exchange student as a teenager isn’t easy – they were far from home and missing family – but they each brought with them something new and interesting, and they made my life richer.

“The first time I became an immigrant was when I lived in Brazil. While I loved Brazil, its language, its culture and especially its food, I experienced for the first time how disorienting it is to be an immigrant. I knew how things worked in my country but in this new place, I was completely helpless. I had to learn everything from scratch – how to pay my bills, how to write checks, and how to get around. And even when I’d been there a while and knew how to speak enough Portuguese to get around, new things would surprise me. I think about that time a lot when working with my clients.

“By the time I attended law school, I had developed a fascination for, and love of, other cultures and languages. I knew I wanted to work with immigrants, and I am so glad I do. I have the best clients in the world, and they teach me new things every day.”

~Stephanie Izaguirre