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Houston Citizenship Day 2016

On September 17, 2016 members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will celebrate AILA’s 10th annual Citizenship Day by assisting lawful permanent residents seeking to become naturalized citizens.  Houston AILA attorneys will partner with Neighborhood Centers Inc., National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, and the City of Houston’s Department of Neighborhoods […]

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Meet Carlo S. Torres, our “new” Associate Attorney

FValdezLaw PC is proud to announce that Carlo S. Torres has joined our firm as a full-time permanent member of our team as an Associate Attorney. “We advocate for the immigrant community and provide quality service to all our clients and Carlo shares those values. He is fluent in Spanish and has a strong desire […]

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USCIS Opens Waivers to More Family Members

On July 29, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a great opportunity for many immigrants with a spouse or parent who is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.  In general, U.S. citizens are able to file a petition for their parents, spouse, children, married and unmarried sons and daughters (over 21) as well […]

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U.S. Supreme Court stalls DAPA & expanded DACA

President Barack Obama announced DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in November 2014. These programs would provide protection for eligible individuals from deportation and would allow them to apply for a work permit. Thus, they would dramatically improve the lives of millions […]

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Celebrate DACA, Prepare for DAPA

Celebrating DACA Four years ago (on June 15, 2012) the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth changed due to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) announcement.  DACA improved the lives for certain young undocumented immigrants, many of whom have spent many years in the U.S. DACA-eligible individuals receive a renewable two-year work […]

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United We Dream Condemns ICE’s Opening of South Texas Family ‘Jail’

United We Dream Condemns ICE’s Opening of South Texas Family ‘Jail’ UWD urges ICE to pursue alternatives as jails are no place for children WASHINGTON, D.C. As reported yesterday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was present at the opening of a new family detention center in Dilley, Texas that will detain up to […]

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AILA Fast for Reform

AILA Fast for Reform On November 12, 2013, immigrant rights activists and labor leaders began “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship”. Since then fasters have camped on the National Mall in Washington DC as an attempt to persuade members of Congress to pass immigration reform. The fast has gained recognition and […]

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Push for Reform

Push for Reform Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) has stalled in The House of Representatives.  The main issue of contention is a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.  House Republicans have stated that they do not want to pass a comprehensive bill that will address multiple aspects of […]

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Border Security

Border Security The U.S./Mexico border runs through Big Bend National Park in the form of the Rio Grande River.  The role of the national park service is to provide undisturbed habitat where all species, including endangered ones, can continue to exist, subject to only the forces of nature.  Big Bend is home to 1,200 species […]

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Why Marriage Equality Isn’t the Only LGBT Immigration Issue

Why Marriage Equality Isn’t the Only LGBT Immigration Issue Immigration affects all Americans, including members of the LGBT community.  My client, Frank Paz (name changed at client’s request), was born in Mexico.  His family brought him to the U.S. at 14.  He learned English quickly and graduated high school with honors.  Frank attended and graduated […]

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