Top Staples Immigration Lawyers - Texas

The Law Office of Alfonso Venegas provides experienced counsel in immigration and naturalization matters in both the United States and Mexico. As an immigrant who navigated the citizenship process himself, Alfonso Venegas is pleased to represent immigrants seeking citizenship in the U.S. or in Mexico. Providing legal services in fluent English and Spanish, our clients are assured of clear...

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The San Antonio law office of Trevino Immigration Law was established to help the individuals, families and employers who were struggling to navigate the complex and ever-changing U.S. immigrations process. The events of September 11, 2001, resulted in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and strict, new immigration policies that were designed to make us safer, but also made the...

At the Law Offices of Jonathan A. Bartell in Cleveland, Ohio, our attorneys represent clients nationwide in all immigration law matters. Do you want to come to the U.S. on a family visa or another type of visa, or do you need help bringing someone to the U.S.? Are you a current permanent resident interested in establishing citizenship? No matter how challenging your immigration law matter may...

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    When people need aggressive and unbiased criminal defense for misdemeanor or felony allegations in Austin, Texas, they turn to Morales & Sparks. At our law office, co-founder Mark Morales uses his previous experience as an Assistant District Attorney to give clients knowledgeable representation. With a deep understanding of the justice system, he is able to develop strong defensive strategies...

  • Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Law Office of Juan A. Aguirre, PC, is here to help you protect your rights and interests and achieve the most favorable outcome possible for the serious and complex legal challenges affecting your life, your family and your future. Serving clients throughout Bexar County and all of South Texas, the law firm offers exceptional legal representation for all types of...

  • In Austin, Texas, The Díaz Firm, PLLC, represents residents who face legal issues related to immigration, deportation, asylum, deportation defense, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, family based migration, naturalization and immigrant and non-immigrant visas. The attorneys at The Díaz Firm, PLLC are also experienced in criminal law, family law, personal injury,...

  • More than 25 years ago, attorney David Dilley founded our full-service San Antonio law firm, the Dilley Law Office, in order to assist the residents in and around San Antonio, as well as those living throughout central and south Texas, with all of their legal needs. Serving a diverse range of clients, including private citizens, businesses and military personnel, our law firm offers...

  • The San Antonio law office of Trevino Immigration Law was established to help the individuals, families and employers who were struggling to navigate the complex and ever-changing U.S. immigrations process. The events of September 11, 2001, resulted in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and strict, new immigration policies that were designed to make us safer, but also made the...

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    Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Law Office of Rafael J. Borras provides exceptional advocacy and support to foreign nationals seeking a better life in the United States. Serving clients throughout Texas, across the country and around the globe, our law firm has helped hundreds of individuals, families and employers meet their legal challenges head-on and achieve the favorable outcomes they seek...

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  • Finding The Best Solutions For Our Fellow Texans The attorneys at the Law Offices of Kelley F. Whalen, P.C., combine more than 65 years of experience in providing personalized legal advocacy to our fellow Williamson County residents. We strive to give them peace of mind during life-changing times that cause anxiety and concern. Specific areas of our practice include the following: Family law,...

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    At Vana & Vana in Burnet, Texas, our law firm is devoted to criminal defense, family law and immigration. We are proud to represent clients not only in and around Burnet but also in Marble Falls, Bertram and throughout Burnet County. We are dedicated to providing honest, ethical and creative advice, counsel and representation in the following areas; Criminal defense: arson, assault, burglary,...

  • Proud to serve Houston area individuals and businesses with immigration law needs as well as clients seeking estate planning or family law services, I am dedicated attorney Zara Ali. From conveniently located Houston law offices, I serve immigration clients already in Texas as well as those still in other countries planning to immigrate to the U.S. My clients look to me for help obtaining...

  • The Law Office of Alfonso Venegas provides experienced counsel in immigration and naturalization matters in both the United States and Mexico. As an immigrant who navigated the citizenship process himself, Alfonso Venegas is pleased to represent immigrants seeking citizenship in the U.S. or in Mexico. Providing legal services in fluent English and Spanish, our clients are assured of clear...

  • Salinas Law Firm practices the full range of immigration law, assisting with citizenship/naturalization, green cards, visas, deportation defense, deferred action, asylum and other matters. In addition, Salinas Law Firm offers legal knowledge in these key areas: general business law (new businesses, contracts, general counsel), W ills, probate, and personal injury. Salinas Law Firm honors its...

  • The law firm of Coane and Associates was founded by Bruce A. Coane in 1983. The firm consists of attorneys, legal assistants, and other support staff, all working as a team to provide the highest quality of legal services. Our diversity, coupled with our belief in team work, ensures that effective, comprehensive services are provided to each client. We seek to maintain responsibility, integrity,...

  • Helping You Protect What Is Most Important. When difficult family law issues arise, it can disrupt every aspect of your life. What once was a source of stability and comfort becomes stressful and worrisome. My name is Donald E. Robinowitz and I am the leading attorney of The Robinowitz Law Firm, P.C. Since 1990, I have helped individuals and families in the Houston, Texas, area, including those in...

  • Attorney Courtney Kaisand founded Kaisand Law, PLLC, located in The Woodlands, with the primary goal of helping the residents of Harris and Montgomery counties and the surrounding areas in Texas' Gulf Coast region overcome delicate family law challenges. Ms. Kaisand's secondary goal was to offer representation that is flexible, accessible and diligent. Today, thanks to her continuous efforts, our...

  • At Torres Law, P.C., we work hard to protect the rights of clients from throughout the Houston, Texas, region. Our firm can assist you with your family law needs, your personal injury case and your criminal defense case. Whatever your situation, the law provides you with options, but those options are time-sensitive. For that reason, we at Torres Law, P.C., urge you to contact us as soon as...

  • The Farias Law Firm in Houston, Texas, provides legal counsel to individuals, families and businesses in the Houston area. Our law firm focuses on family law, criminal law, personal injury, immigration law and business litigation and formation. We also provide mediation services. We communicate with clients in English or Spanish, and we do not rely on translators. In our family law practice, we...

What are the requirements for U.S. citizenship?

In order to naturalize as a citizen of the United States, the initial requirement for all applicants is to be a Permanent Resident (i.e. have a Green Card). Depending on your situation, you’ll need to have been a permanent resident for at least three to five years prior to applying for citizenship. In addition, you must be at least 18 years old when you file your naturalization application; be able to speak, read and write basic English; and be a person of good moral character. For many of the requirements, certain exceptions apply and it’s useful to consult with an attorney to see whether you qualify for requirement exemptions.

How to get a Green Card?

There are a variety of methods for obtaining a Green Card, including through marriage or employment. A Green Card permits an individual the right to permanent residency in the United States. Although marriage to a U.S. citizen is a common means of obtaining a Green Card, there are various other methods such as a family member petitioning on your behalf, seeking asylum or residency as a refugee, an employer bringing you to this country for work, etc. An attorney can help determine whether you meet eligibility criteria and guide you through the arcane application procedures of immigration law.

How long does I-140 processing take?

In the United States, there are two USCIS service centers which process the I-140 immigration form. The time it takes to process will vary slightly depending on the service center. However, in general, the form takes an average of six months to process. Premium processing is a service offered by USCIS which guarantees processing of your I-140 within two weeks. This service requires an additional fee of over $1200. If USCIS is unable to process your form within 2 weeks, it will refund your money and continue with expedited processing. An immigration attorney will be able to provide you with much more specific information and can advise you on the best course of action with regards to filing your I-140.

What is the H1B to Green Card process?

During the Green Card application process, which can be lengthy, it is critical that you maintain lawful immigration status. Under certain circumstances, you can request an extension of your H-1B status in one-year increments while your Green Card application is being processed. H-1B extension processing time usually averages around 2-3 months although USCIS doesn’t offer any time guarantees. Working with an attorney to ensure timely and proper filing while remaining in legal immigration compliance is crucial to a successful adjustment of your status.

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information?  Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice?  Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee?  Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.