Photo: immigrant legal services 1 | An asylum seeker talks with her lawyer at the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center- Natalia V. Navarro

Carmen Ortiz (right) discusses her asylum case with her lawyer, Sulma Mendoza (left), at the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center in Denver on Nov. 5, 2018. The center received a $95,500 grant from the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund to represent people in deportation proceedings. The goal of the fund is to expand the pro bono capacity in Denver to handle everything from removal cases to naturalization paperwork.