Arturo Jimenez

Degree: J.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Chicano/a Studies

Arturo Jimenez


Bilingual - Spanish Criminal Justice/Criminology Diversity/Equity Education Human Rights Immigration Latino Issues Law Politics


  • Immigration Law
  • K -12 Public Education Policy
  • Domestic and Cross-Border Latinx Issues
  • Chicano Rights Movement


Arturo Jimenez, J.D., is an associate professor in the Chicana/o Studies; and Criminal Justice and Criminology Departments at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He teaches a course Chicanos and the Law where students learn about how the legal system and laws relate to individual community rights, cultural conflict and issues concerning ethnicity. Jimenez areas of expertise include immigration, public education, local/national politics and cross-border Latinx issues.

Jimenez has practiced federal immigration law for over 24 years in Colorado as a bilingual attorney and is a founder of the Immigration Clinic at Catholic Charities in Pueblo. He represents immigrant families for Legal Permanent Residence, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Naturalization, Asylum, Family Petitions, Victim’s Visas and Deportation Defense at the Immigration Law Offices of Arturo Jimenez.

After serving as the President of the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition from 2000 to 2006, Jimenez was twice elected to the Board of Education for the Denver Public Schools and served from 2007 to 2015.

Jimenez is the author of Dreamers Nightmare: The U.S. War on Immigrant LatinX Children. He earned his bachelor’s in sociology and his juris doctor degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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