Author: Alondra Chavez

Monthly Newsletter – September 2017

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Client Announcement:

FValdezLaw is consolidating its workspace and will no longer be occupying Room 113 at our current location, 751 Silver, Houston, Texas 77007. FValdezLaw will still meet clients by appointment at 751 Silver, Room 112, Houston, Texas 77007. As always, clients may leave documents in the lockbox now located on the door of Room 112. Thank […]


SB4 will be implemented starting September 1, 2017. Many law enforcement officers have said that they do not support SB4. SB4 will reduce trust between law enforcement and the community. SB4 relies on the inequity and racial profiling that already exists in our criminal justice system. Only true criminal justice reform will alleviate the underlying […]

Is It Time To File An I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residency?

What is the I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residency? The I-751 petition is used by a conditional resident who obtained status through marriage, to request that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) remove the conditions on his or her residence. What is conditional residency? For marriage-based beneficiaries, the length of initial Legal Permanent Residency (LPR) […]

Categories and Questions for Extreme Hardship

Categories and Questions for Extreme Hardship Applicants wanting to become lawful permanent residents who need to request a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence grounds of inadmissibility may be able to use form I-601A, the Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. FValdezLaw has compiled this deck to provide guidance for writing a declaration as part […]

USCIS reaches cap for 2018 H-1B Visas

USCIS reaches cap for 2018 H-1B Visas On April 7, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 cap for H-1B Visas for the fiscal year 2018. In addition, USCIS has received “a sufficient number of H-1B petitions” to meet the 20,000 Visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, […]