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Immigration Reform 2021 | Zavala Texas Law

By: Dennis Aguiar The inauguration of Joe Biden introduces a new era of American immigration policies. A complete and effective rollback of all the DACA restrictions created a new, yet familiar instrument to live in the country. Joe Biden’s America will enable new pathways to citizenship and reinstate policies that led to millions of citizenships … Continue reading “Immigration Reform 2021 | Zavala Texas Law”

Green Card Process

Green Card Process | Zavala Texas Law

Green Card Process Becoming a United States Citizen begins with first acquiring Legal Permanent Status aka Green Card status. To do this you must be eligible through either work or a family based petition. In this article I will explain eligibility and the timeline in applying for a green card. For this article let’s pretend … Continue reading “Green Card Process | Zavala Texas Law”

Voluntary Departure

Voluntary Departure Explained | Zavala Texas Law

What is Voluntary Departure with the Immigration Court? When a person aka respondent is in removal proceedings, it is the job of the immigration lawyer to identify possible relief for the respondent. Relief is the term given to the options the person has to remain in the country if any at all. Once you identify … Continue reading “Voluntary Departure Explained | Zavala Texas Law”

US Citizenship Test

US Citizenship Test One of the last steps in the process of becoming a United States citizen is passing your US citizenship test. Everyone has to take the US citizenship test to become a US citizen unless you can prove that you have a physical or mental disability that does not allow you to take … Continue reading “US Citizenship Test”

Green Card Process

Renewing your Green Card

A service that Zavala Texas law offers a lot of the Houston-based immigrants is renewing their legal permanent residence AKA green card.  If a person is fortunate enough to get a green card the immigration benefits are substantial and eventually gives them the chance to become US citizen. However, the green card is not a … Continue reading “Renewing your Green Card”

Green Card Process

Married to a US Citizen

What happens if I am married to a US Citizen? A question I receive often  as an immigration lawyer from individuals is “what if I am married to a US Citizen?” The reason people ask this is that when a foreigner is married or marrying a US citizen they may be open to certain immigration … Continue reading “Married to a US Citizen”


Why you should have a small business lawyer

Why you should have a small business lawyer I decided to expand my practice to help Houston small businesses approximately two years into my career. The biggest reason was that I got to experience first hand the ups and downs of owning a small business. It is A LOT OF WORK. Owning a small business … Continue reading “Why you should have a small business lawyer”

Business Lawyer Houston, TX

Should I form an LLC?

Should I form an LLC? This article should be taken in a friendly tone yet my advice should be considered. With the entrepreneurial spirit flowing amongst everybody nowadays, the smart ones should be asking “should I form an LLC to protect myself and my business.”. The law allows for various forms of business entities to … Continue reading “Should I form an LLC?”


Deferred Adjudication in Texas: 5 Things To Know

Deferred Adjudication in Texas: 5 Things To Know Many people have misconceptions about deferred adjudication probation in Texas. The most common misconception is that the offense is erased from your record if you successfully complete the deferred probation period. This belief is incorrect. #1. No Automatic Expunction After Deferred Adjudication in Texas  In Texas, deferred … Continue reading “Deferred Adjudication in Texas: 5 Things To Know”


Can a spouse drop domestic violence charges?

Can a spouse drop domestic violence charges? It is a familiar scene for a partner to seek help from the police in the heat of an argument, especially when they do not know how to calm a violent domestic situation. In most cases, the victim does not realize that the State will eventually file domestic … Continue reading “Can a spouse drop domestic violence charges?”

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