Green Card Process

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 Read More

Voluntary Departure

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 … Read More

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

Green Card Process

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

Green Card Process

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

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 … Read More

Notice to Appear

What is a “Notice to Appear” in Immigration Court?

Immigration court proceeding is the name given to the process when the Department of Homeland Security is trying to remove someone from the USA. Under the Immigration and Nationality act, a Read More

Green Card Process

The importance and understanding of a USCIS Travel Document (Form I-131)

What is a Travel Document? (I-131)

Depending on what your immigration status in the USA a form I-131 Travel Document may or may not apply to you. However, for … Read More

ICE-Deportation

Criminal Convictions and Green Cards aka Legal Permanent Residents

Even if you have a green card aka Legal Permanent Residence, the US government can still deny you the residence in the USA if you have certain criminal convictions. There … Read More

Green Card Process

Applying for a Green Card or Visa

If you’re trying to obtain a non-immigrant Visa or legal permanent resident status AKA green card, there are two major things you should consider before applying for your visa.

Eligibility

The first step … Read More