Houston, Texas Immigration Lawyers

Armand Jawanmardi
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer

Houston immigration attorney Armand Jawanmardi is an attorney who has lived through and understands immigration issues on a personal and professional level. Born to an immigrant father, Armand has seen first-hand the... Read More »
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Susham Mahendra Modi
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Former Harvard Attorney and Law Professor By Your Side. Se Habla Espanol.

Susham M. Modi focuses his practice on serving individuals who are dealing with immigration law issues. In addition to his private practice as owner of The Modi Law Firm, PLLC, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law and was... Read More »
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Ruby Lichte Powers
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Experienced and Dedicated Board Certified Attorney. Call Today!

Ruby L. Powers is the founder of Powers Law Group, P.C. located in Houston, Texas, a four-attorney firm focusing on immigration law including waivers of inadmissibility, asylum, deportation, family– and... Read More »
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David Minh Nguyen
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(281) 777-1236 12828 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77014
Free ConsultationImmigration, Employment, Family and Probate
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Attorney David Nguyen received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Houston. During his undergraduate studies, Attorney Nguyen developed a passion for minority-related issues when he enrolled in a course in African American studies. This course allowed Attorney Nguyen to explore the historical, cultural, political, economic, and social development [or lack thereof] of minorities in the United States.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Attorney Nguyen attended Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, which has been ranked number one in achieving diversification in its student body.

Attorney Nguyen has worked as an Attorney for private law firms and...
Kathryn Karam
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(832) 582-0620 4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 450
Houston, TX 77081
Immigration
The University of Texas School of Law
Kathryn N. Karam is a dedicated and skilled attorney who has practiced immigration law in Texas since 2007. Karam is the founder of The Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam in Houston where she represents clients throughout Harris County facing immigration issues. Before law school, Karam studied Chinese and earned her bachelor of arts in Chinese from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She also earned her certificate in Chinese studies from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. Karam earned her juris doctor in 2007 from the University of Texas School of Law. ...
Franklin G. Bynum
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer
(713) 343-8844 2814 Hamilton St
Houston, TX 77004
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals, Criminal and DWI
University of Southern California
Lee Solomon
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(713) 957-2030 510 Bering Drive
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77057
Free ConsultationImmigration and Business
University Of Arkansas: Fayet
I focus my practice on family immigration matters, so if you are calling about a marriage or fiancee visa, or about obtaining a green card based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen, I will answer your call myself if I am not in a meeting or on the phone when you call. Once I determine from our phone conversation that we can help you, I will meet with you either during the week or on a Saturday or Sunday or Holiday morning so we can discuss the details of your situation and the options that are available to...
Susham Mahendra Modi
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(832) 514-4030 1415 North Loop West
Suite 612
Houston, TX 77008
Immigration
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Susham M. Modi focuses his practice on serving individuals who are dealing with immigration law issues. In addition to his private practice as owner of The Modi Law Firm, PLLC, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law and was a Clinical Supervising Attorney at the University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic. The clinic helps individuals from all over the globe with their immigration concerns, providing pro bono services. Attorney Modi was responsible for supervising and teaching upper-level students working on various complex immigration cases. He has also co-taught Asylum/Refugee Law. Before moving to Houston, he worked...
Bruce Coane
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(713) 850-0066 5177 Richmond Avenue
Suite 770
Houston, TX 77056
Immigration, Employment and Family
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Mr. Coane received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from Penn State University in 1979. He received a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the University of Houston in 1981, and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United State Court of Appeals in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco. He is also admitted to practice by the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
Mark Oxford
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League City, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(888) 413-3964 PO Box 751
League City, TX 77058
Immigration, Business, Consumer and Family
Western Michigan University and Western Michigan University
Attorney Mark Oxford, founder of the Oxford Law Firm, is licensed to practice law in California, Texas and Minnesota. At the firm, our mission is to provide the highest quality legal representation to all of our clients. We handle all cases, no matter how small or large the business, corporation or legal problem. We offer our legal service in English, Arabic language and Russian language. Attorney Oxford, a former civilian employee of the United States Department of Defense, has J.D. degree in law with concentration on Administrative Law, an M.A. degree in National Security and Counter-Terrorism, and an LL.M.degree...
Hector J. Lopez
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(713) 532-2110 2401 Fountain View Dr.
Suite 910
Houston, TX 77057
Immigration
University of Houston - Main Campus, Universidad Santa Maria and Universidad Santa Maria
Texas licensed Attorney with over 10 years of experience practicing U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Substantial experience handling all areas of Employment-Based (EB) immigration, Family-Based (FB) immigration and Non-Immigrant Visa matters. Proven track record of success with a high approval rate of labor certifications cases with the U.S. Department of Labor (200+ approved cases), and more than 2500 combined approvals of various types including both, non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions with USCIS. Mr. Lopez has bold experience handling cases involving IT Consultants and third party placements and Investment Immigration. He also participated in the preparation, review and filing of an EB-5...
Alberto Salinas
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(713) 518-1711 6060 Richmond Ave. Ste. 240
Houston, TX 77057
Immigration, Business and Personal Injury
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Alberto Salinas has dedicated his practice of law to the areas of immigration and business law. He has also been active in offering pro bono services to indigents in Texas.

Mr. Salinas has worked extensively in the areas of business, immigration and nationality law. He has successfully represented clients before the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), as well as through filings with U.S. Consulates around the world. Mr. Salinas has helped many companies and individuals handle an array of immigration cases with a variety of issues including nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, H-2B, E-2, E-3, L-1, P,...
Ruby Lichte Powers
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(713) 589-2085 5225 Katy Freeway
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77007
Immigration
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Ruby L. Powers is the founder of Powers Law Group, P.C. located in Houston, Texas, a four-attorney firm focusing on immigration law including waivers of inadmissibility, asylum, deportation, family– and employment-based petitions. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She attended the University of Texas and the University of North Carolina School of Law. Powers lived and studied in Mexico, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, and UAE and speaks Spanish and French. She serves as the AILA Texas Chapter Advocacy Chair and the AILA Media Advocacy Committee as well as the...
Angelique Montes
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(832) 378-7781 24 E. Greenway Plaza, Suite 1705
Houston, TX 77046
Immigration, Divorce and Family
University of Houston - Main Campus
Montes Law Firm, PLLC is based in Houston, Texas. Angelique Montes is an attorney practicing immigraiton and family law. Born in Houston, Texas to Cuban immigrant parents - she was one of the first in her family to be born a U.S. citizen. Angelique is fluent in both English and Spanish. In January 2011, Angelique began building a law firm from the ground up. From her expereince and knowledge of the law, zealous advocacy, and dedication and ability to work with each individual client personally - as a person and not as a case...
Gary ILAGAN
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(713) 772-2300 6588 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77036
Immigration
AV-rated, experienced immigration lawyer providing innovative solutions to companies of all sizes and their employees in the healthcare, oil & gas services, engineering, biomedical research, financial services, media, telecommunications, education, entertainment, information technology, industrial services and other industries. Represent individuals in family-based immigration cases.
Armand Jawanmardi
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(713) 999-9115 1046 Rutland St
Houston, TX 77008
Immigration, Family and Personal Injury
The University of Texas School of Law
Houston immigration attorney Armand Jawanmardi is an attorney who has lived through and understands immigration issues on a personal and professional level. Born to an immigrant father, Armand has seen first-hand the difficulties a person can have adjusting and creating a new life in a foreign country. He has also lived abroad and has experienced what it is like to be a guest in a different country.

Armand aggressively defends the rights of immigrants. He concentrates his practice solely in the area of immigration law. He is not afraid to litigate your case in court and does not back down...
Ricardo Tapia
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(281) 835-4890 505 N. Sam Houston E. Suite 445
Houston, TX 77060
Immigration
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico
Lucio Antonio Montes
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(713) 526-4999 7324 Southwest Fwy
Ste 905
Houston, TX 77074
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Tatiauna J Holland
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(832) 871-5732 2929 Allen Parkway
#200
Houston, TX 77019
Immigration and Business
Southern University Law Center
Tatiauna Holland is the owner and managing attorney of Holland Law Firm, PLLC. Tatiauna opened the Holland Law Firm in 2014 with the idea that real people with real problems want sound, solid legal advice. They want an attorney who can give straightforward solutions. She is determined to not be another attorney in a black or gray suit. She works diligently as an ally and guide through each client's immigration, business, and criminal defense needs. Tatiauna brings a wealth of diverse legal experience to private practice, including personal injury, family, criminal defense, immigration, and business law. Before...
Isaias Torres
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(713) 624-1040 2000 North Loop West
Suite 250
Houston, TX 77018
Immigration
Georgetown University Law Center
As the founder of the Law Office of Isaias Torres, Houston attorney Isaias D. Torres provides legal assistance in an assortment of immigration concerns facing families and professionals. Since 1978, he has been licensed to practice as an attorney in Texas. More than 30 years ago, Attorney Torres obtained a Texas Board of Legal Specialization board certification for Immigration and Nationality law. Some of the accolades Mr. Torres has received over the years include American Immigration Lawyers Association' Outstanding Litigator recognition and the Texas Mexican-American Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer award. Contact his firm today for a consultation.
Nejd Jill Yaziji
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(713) 481-9490 1001 Texas St
Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationImmigration and Personal Injury
I've been doing civil litigation in Texas courts for fifteen years, and I am a proud board member of several committees of the Houston Bar Association. My practice focuses on the clients' needs and objectives.
Alma Garcia
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(713) 224-4040 405 Main Street
Suite 1050
Houston, TX 77002
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Juvenile
South Texas College of Law
As an associate at the David A. Breston Law Offices, I specialize in the practice areas of criminal law, dwi defense, juvenile crimes, and immigration. Regardless of the crime, everyone deserves representation, and when you come to our office, we will fight tirelessly to secure your rights. Call or visit our website today to set up a free consultation.
Jorge Luis Gomez
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(713) 868-5528 1613 Witte Road
Houston, TX 77080
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Wade Christiansen
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(281) 579-2800 16350 Park Ten Place
Suite 201
Houston, TX 77084
Free ConsultationImmigration, Divorce, Family and Probate
South Texas College Of Law
At Christiansen Law Firm, we work hard to help clients reach a positive resolution in their case. Our family law, immigration, and probate attorneys take a genuine interest in your legal issues and we pride ourselves on the personalized service we provide. You will find everyone in our office to be friendly, approachable and ready to help. Contact our law firm online or call 281-579-2800 to schedule an initial consultation.
Miguel Angel Adame
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(713) 863-7100 811 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
Immigration and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Miguel Adame is a proven trial attorney and the managing partner of Adame Garza, LLP. Mr. Adame’s strong work ethic and desire to help others led him to open Adame & Associates in 2005, representing clients in criminal, family and personal injury matters. Adame Garza, LLP was formed in 2011 with the addition of personal injury attorney, Johnny Garza. Mr. Adame received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in Mexican American Studies from the University of Houston. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law. He has been named as one...
Roxell Ann Richards
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(713) 974-0388 6420 Richmond Ave, Suite 135
Houston, TX 77057
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
After graduating from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Roxell Ann Richards decided to pursue her legal career, starting as contract attorney for another firm. After working her way up to an associate at a new firm, she decided it was time to set out on her own path, founding Roxell Richards & Associates, PLLC shortly after. As managing partner, she is dedicated to providing exceptional service to each and every one of her clients. With years of experience on the table, she knows how to handle a wide range of matters, including those involving criminal law, immigration law, personal injury,...
Kevin McCormack
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(800) 979-7222 811 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
Free ConsultationImmigration, Family, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Houston - Main Campus
Joseph Kyle Verret
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(281) 764-7071 3000 Wilcrest Drive
Suite 230
Houston, TX 77042
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Family
Kyle's practice focuses on representing clients before courts and administrative agencies in immigration and criminal law matters. Kyle is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law.
Farah Kamal
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(713) 524-4529 7457 Harwin drive
Ste 200
Houston, TX 77036
Immigration, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
South Texas College of Law
Kamal Law Firm, PLLC is a General Practice Law Firm serving Houston and surrounding cities including but not limited to Sugarland,Humble, Spring, Kingwood,wharton, Richmond, Rosenberg,Woodlands etc. Kamal Law Firm emphasizes on family law(divorces,custody,child support,adoptions,name changes), immigration, business formation, tax matters,bankruptcy. We have two office locations one in SW Houston and second in North Houston.
Norma Sepulveda
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer
(713) 999-9115 1046 Rutland St
Houston, TX 77008
Immigration
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Keon Arjmandi
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 209-2912 5100 Westheimer Rd. Suite 200
Houston, TX 77056
Immigration
South Texas College of Law
Houston Texas Based Immigration Attorney specializing in Green Cards, Naturalization, Employment and Investment Based Visas, and Family Based Petitions.
Ahson B Wali
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(832) 968-8686 13705A SH 249
Houston, TX 77086
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Denver
I am a Houston native who practices criminal defense, family, and immigration law. I have many years of experience handling everything from highly complex to relatively simple matters.

I take great pride in being able to help people who are facing daunting challenges.

Nosotros hablamos español.
Michael Trevino
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer
(713) 795-8000 1345 Campbell
Suite 220
Houston, TX 77055
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
University of New Hampshire
Ms Tolulope Orobola Kuteyi
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(713) 784-2906 7111 Harwin Drive, Suite 267
Houston, TX 77036
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Melissa N. Salvador
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer
(281) 299-0708 16850 Saturn Lane
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77058
Immigration
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Melissa N. Salvador is the founder and Principal Attorney of MN Salvador Law Firm located in the Clear Lake Area of Houston, Texas. Her practice focuses primarily on immigration and nationality law where she is experienced in dealing with foreign nationals, domestic and international companies relating to various business & employment based immigration petitions, and family based immigration matters. Ms. Salvador counsels and represents clients on diverse immigration issues before U.S. consulates and embassies, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) in connection with nonimmigrant visas,...
Rachael Aminu
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney
(832) 529-1255 5444 Wetheimer Road
ste 1000
Houston, TX 77056
Free ConsultationImmigration, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Rachael Aminu is the managing attorney at Aminu Law Firm, PLLC, a Houston-based legal practice dedicated to family and immigration law cases in personal and business matters and the entertainment field.

She focuses on providing quality legal care and solutions to her clients' cases.

Despite the honors and positive reviews she has received for her dedication and commitment, she remains a proactive in advocating zealously and ethically for her clients' interest in the courtroom and mediation.

Your case will be handled with great care. Contact me for your free case evaluation.

(832) 529 -1255
www.aminulaw.com
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Edwin Emilio Reyes
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Attorney
(713) 597-0104 2855 Magnum Dr.
#550
Houston, TX 77092
Immigration
South Texas College of Law
Edwin E. Reyes is an attorney who focuses on immigration law and any ancillary issues that may arise out of immigration issues. He specializes in immigration waivers such as unlawful presence waivers, fraud waivers, provisional waivers, criminal waivers, or any waiver before an immigration judge. He works throughout the state helping individuals get released from immigration detention.
Ricardo Loredo
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(832) 907-0397 1217 Prairie
Houston, TX 77002
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer. Handling Misdemeanors, Felonies, State Jail Felonies, DWI, DUI, Probation Violations, License Suspension, ALR, Occupational License, Non-Disclosure, Expunctions.
Serving, Houston, Harris County, Montgomery County, Ft. Bend County, Galveston County, Waller County, Liberty County, Brazoria County, Sugarland, Conroe, Angleton, Alvin, Pearland.
Israel Garcia Jr
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(713) 926-0516 1515 S/Sgt. Macario Garcia Drive
Houston, TX 77011
Immigration, Criminal, Family and Insurance Claims
Born and raised in Austin, Texas. I now consider myself a Houstonite. I love Houston, would never live anywhere else. I love the outdoors. I play Tennis regularly, watch a lot of College Baseball, Jog regularly. I carry my Tennis Racket and my Tennis shoes everywhere I go! Always up for it!
David A. Breston
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(713) 224-4040 405 Main St
Suite 1050
Houston, TX 77002
Immigration, Cannabis Law, Criminal and DWI
University of Texas Law School
At the David A. Breston Law Office in Houston, we have represented over 3000 clients in the field of criminal defense. From DWI to drug crimes and white collar crime, regardless of the offense, we believe that everyone deserves fair representation. Contact our office today for a free consultation and see how we can protect your rights.
Randeep Hira
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(713) 893-0474 10900 Northwest Freeway
Suite 221
Houston, TX 77092
Immigration and Appeals
St. John's University School of Law
Randeep S. Hira is an experienced immigration attorney who founded his law firm, Hira Law, PLLC, in 2011. With seven years of experience in legal practice, Hira has successfully been able to guide many clients through different areas of immigration. Attorney Hira’s family comes from an immigrant background, allowing him to maintain an exceptional understanding of the aspirations of immigrants, as well as the difficulties they may have to face. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with a minor in German from the University of Texas at Austin, Hira moved to New York to pursue his career...
Jessica Y. Rodriguez
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HOUSTON, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(281) 569-9628 10900 NORTHWEST FWY, STE. 220
HOUSTON, TX 77092
Immigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Our law firm is successfully able to represent clients throughout the United States and abroad, distance is not an obstacle at J Rodriguez Law Firm, PLLC.

If you are living in this country as an undocumented person, we can help you understand your options and rights in this country.

Communication is our top priority and you will always be able to speak to an Attorney at our firm. We pride ourselves in returning our client’s calls and constantly staying in communication with them. Many clients come to our law firm after they have been dissatisfied with their previous Attorneys....
J Thomas Smith
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Houston, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(713) 529-9372 3707 Cypress Creek Parkway/FM 1960 West
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77068
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy and Tax
Texas Southern University
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.

Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.

Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.


Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.

Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.