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 … Read More

Renewing 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 Read More

Renewing Green Card

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 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

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

US Citizenship Test

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