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Vanessa Blankenhorn works as a paralegal at Pikes Peak Immigration. She is originally from Colombia. She graduated from the University of El Rosario, in Bogota, Colombia with a B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science.


She worked for the Colombian government helping the victims of violence. She moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2011 to continue with her second degree in Communications at the University of Colorado in Boulder.


She met her husband in 2015 and moved to Denver. As an Immigrant, Vanessa knows the importance and meaning of helping other immigrants. She is determined to help fellow immigrants with their immigration situation.

Vanessa enjoys volunteering, reading, watching movies, and traveling. 

    He is licensed to practice at U.S. Supreme Court, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal District Court for the District of Colorado, the BIA, all immigration courts, and all courts in Colorado.
    Alex has experience in all types of immigration cases including business immigration, family immigration, consular processing, and removal (deportation) defense. In addition, he specializes in victim-based cases such as U-Visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, VAWA, and asylum. Also, we have substantial experience representing criminal defendants who are not citizens. We do post-conviction relief cases, advisements to criminal defense attorneys, and appeals related to the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. He has experience regarding immigration business visas such as R, H1-B, H2-B, EB-1, E-2, TN, L-1, EB-2, EB-3, and O-1 visas. He is one of a handful of immigration attorneys in Colorado who litigates immigration cases in the federal district courts and at Circuit Courts of Appeals, such as the Tenth Circuit and Fifth Circuit. He is admitted to practice at the U.S. Supreme Court as well. He is considered an expert in immigration law in Colorado and has been cited by or mentioned in the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO, the Denver Post, and Colorado Public Radio. He has public speaking experience and has taught a number of Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) presentations that fellow lawyers take for credit to continue their education. These presentations include a wide array of topics including Federal Litigation, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, the intersection of family law and immigration law, the immigration consequences of certain criminal convictions, motions to reopen, motions to suppress, and motions to terminate.
    University of Denver Sturm College of Law J.D., 2012 Marquette University M.A. in International Relations, 2008 Boston College B.A., 2005 Magna cum laude Major in International Studies Major in History Minor in Hispanic Studies
    2023 Super Lawyer 2022 Rising Star From Super Lawyers 2021 Rising Star From Super Lawyers 2020 Rising Star from Super Lawyers A Top Attorney in Colorado Springs per Colorado Springs Style Magazine A Superb 10.0 rating from Avvo An A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau
    Alex McShiras quoted in Boulder Weekly, "A Man Without A Country" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in Channel 4 CBS Denver, "Colorado Teen Facing Deportation Allowed To Graduate High School" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in The Denver Post, "Deportation ruling will let student graduate" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in Boulder Weekly, "Deported to death" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in KRDO News, "Supreme Court declines DACA case" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in KRDO News, "Colorado Springs’ Dreamers react to judge’s recent DACA ruling" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in KRDO News, "DREAMers in Colorado Springs say the inaction of lawmakers has left them living life in limbo" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in KRDO News, "DACA teacher in Colorado Springs faces uncertain future" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in The Gazette, "Just before DACA decision, Colorado Springs 'Dreamer' opens up" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in The Gazette, "Four Colorado Springs churches form coalition to safeguard immigrants facing deportation and assist with legal process" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in Colorado Springs INDY, "Progressive churches prepare to protect immigrants in the heart of Trump country" (View Article) Alex McShiras quoted in Denverite, "Immigration lawyers will monitor international arrivals at DIA" (View Article)
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