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Immigration Law Houston

What is “chain migration”?

What is “chain migration”? A common topic or word that comes up in the news when discussing immigration is “chain migration”. However, a lot of people don’t actually understand what chain migration is or what it’s referring to and how it affects the United States. To understand chain migration first we have to understand the … Continue reading “What is “chain migration”?”

EAD-Work Permit

Obtaining a work permit or an Employment Authorization Document

Obtaining a work permit or an Employment Authorization Document One of the biggest questions I get asked by clients from other countries is how can they obtain a work permit aka employment authorization document (EAD). The EAD is an ID card from the US government granting permission for the individual to work in the USA. … Continue reading “Obtaining a work permit or an Employment Authorization Document”

Criminal Law Houston

What’s the difference between misdemeanor and felony in Texas?

What’s the difference between misdemeanor and felony in Texas? In Texas, the criminal justice system divides crimes you can commit into two categories misdemeanors and felonies. Each of them carries different consequences and can affect you differently. What is a misdemeanor? In Texas, a misdemeanor that maximum punishment could be up to one year in … Continue reading “What’s the difference between misdemeanor and felony in Texas?”

Conditional Green Card

What are the two types of Green Cards?

What are the two types of Green Cards? When a person becomes a legal permanent resident they are given a physical identification card, the green card. Depending on which you were given you may need to handle them differently. Conditional Greencard and Standard Greencard Let’s assume for this scenario that the person acquired a green … Continue reading “What are the two types of Green Cards?”

Citizenship application

How long does it take to apply for citizenship?

How long does it take to apply for citizenship? The last step of the immigration process is US citizenship. Legal Permanent Residents aka Green Card holders are allowed to apply for citizenship after 3 or 5 years of being a resident. To apply for citizenship one has to file the N400 as well as all … Continue reading “How long does it take to apply for citizenship?”

Houston Immigration Lawyer

Traveling Outside US and Re-Entry: Consequences to your Immigration Status

Traveling Outside US and Re-Entry: Consequences to your Immigration Status If you have an application for permanent residency pending, you need to be cautious when traveling outside the country. I recommend to my clients not to leave the country while your immigration status is pending. The reason is because immigration could deem that you abandoned … Continue reading “Traveling Outside US and Re-Entry: Consequences to your Immigration Status”

7 Important Things To Know About I-94 Form

7 Important Things To Know About I-94 Form The I-94 form is a non-immigrant document but plays an important role in determining your immigration status. As an immigration lawyer in Houston, I often receive questions about the form from many who are hoping to apply for green card or US citizenship. Here are seven important … Continue reading “7 Important Things To Know About I-94 Form”

What Will Happen to My Green Card If N-400 Is Denied?

What Will Happen to My Green Card If N-400 Is Denied? It was Wednesday afternoon and I am at court when I got a call from Eduardo. A 40-year-old immigrant, he was frantically seeking to meet me. As an immigration attorney in Houston, which houses one of the largest offices of the U.S. Citizenship and … Continue reading “What Will Happen to My Green Card If N-400 Is Denied?”

Marriage-Based Green Card Interview: 7 Things You Must Know

Marriage-Based Green Card Interview: 7 Things You Must Know Are you worried over how to handle your marriage-based green card interview? As an immigration lawyer in Houston, I can fully understand your apprehensions. It is in fact, the biggest concern of non-citizens married to US residents. Ever since the Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments came into … Continue reading “Marriage-Based Green Card Interview: 7 Things You Must Know”

Search warrant Texas

What Happens When Police Have A Warrant in Your Name?

What Happens When Police Have A Warrant in Your Name? Imagine you are going to celebrate your marriage next week. You are with your fiancée on a shopping spree. You got a call from home informing that two deputies approached your family seeking your custody. You are baffled to know that the police have a … Continue reading “What Happens When Police Have A Warrant in Your Name?”

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