Woodway, Texas Immigration Lawyers
Waco, TX 76701
Baylor Law School
Ms. McClain has focused her practice of law in areas that she loves. She enjoys helping members of our community every day with Family-Based Petitions, Fiancé Visas, Adjustment of Status, Affidavits of Support, Waiver Applications, Naturalization/Citizenship Applications, Citizenship Certifications, Removal of Conditions of Residency, Green Card Renewals, Visa Renewals, criminal law charges (Assault, Drugs, Harassment, Evading/Resisting Arrest, Expunctions, Sealing Court Records, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Unauthorized Use...
Elissa was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2016, but has served in various legal capacities since 2009....
Mr. Jackson received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and obtained his law degree from St. Mary’s Law School, graduating magna cum laude (top 3% of his class).
While in law school, he was a member of the Law Review and interned with the Hon. Judge Emilio Garza of the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Particularly, he handles cancellation of removal, asylum, complex waivers, U visa, VAWA, TPS, naturalization, diversity (green card) lottery, and has a comprehensive understanding of how a criminal conviction could adversely impact the immigrant’s admissibility.
Waled is a zealous advocate and a compassionate defender of foreign nationals who cannot speak for themselves. He has a solid grasp of the current challenges faced by the immigrants, and the intolerable social, economic and psychological toll...
Austin, TX 78759
Fordham University School of Law
Attorney Vargas contributed to the consolidation of improvements in quality of custom services to taxpayers to stimulate voluntary compliance, and strengthened tax auditing action. She was a legal counsel under the International Agreement...
Robert’s interest in working with immigrants is rooted in his history as a long-time resident of the El Paso-Juarez borderplex and his own experience as a Panamanian American. Robert is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.
In 2011, he served as a child advocate at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. After law school, he accepted a Public Service Initiative fellowship and moved to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. While there, he worked at...
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Texas A&M University School of Law
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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.
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