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 Read More

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. Read More

Zavala Texas Law

What is an Immigration Arrest and ICE Hold?

Immigration has been in the news a lot recently with ICE deportations. What a lot of the population doesn’t understand is how the deportation process works and what is an immigrant’s rights Read More

Immigration Law Houston

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 Read More

EAD-Work Permit

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 Read More

Conditional Green Card

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.

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Citizenship application

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 Read More

Houston Immigration Lawyer

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More