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Be Prepared: Make a Plan

Our hearts ache for the families affected by recent immigration raids. As President Trump’s administration continues to roll out its expanded deportation priorities, we encourage everyone to remain calm while also planning for the future. You should take steps to be prepared for any eventuality: Consider meeting with an immigration attorney or accredited BIA representative […]

Updates about the Presidential Executive Order instituting travel restrictions

On Friday, January 27, 2017, United States President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order restricting travel from seven majority Muslim nations, “EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES.” Over the next few days this travel ban caused chaos and confusion at U.S. airports as documented legal immigrants were detained, […]

DHS makes changes to T Visa

DHS makes changes to T Visa for victims of human trafficking The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it will make changes to the regulations that outline requirements and procedures for applicants seeking T nonimmigrant status (T visa). The T visa was created for and provides immigration protection to victims of human trafficking, […]

Support Texas Immigrants

FValdezLaw PC is dedicated to informing you about issues that affect the immigrant community. Today we highlight the work of United We Dream – Houston and their fight against anti-immigrant bills that have been filed with the Texas Legislature. We encourage you to sign United We Dream’s petition to keep In-State tuition for undocumented students: […]

“Houston is Home” featuring Fran Watson and Oscar Hernandez

“Movement Talk with Frances Valdez” kicks off the year with a conversation with Fran Watson, President of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, and Oscar Hernandez, United We Dream Houston, about their expectations & hopes for 2017. The conversation highlights the importance of the LGBTQ and immigrant community working together to make sure that Houston and […]

MECA Houston December events in “Movement Talk with Frances Valdez”

In this short segment of “Movement Talk with Frances E. Valdez” we revisit MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts). Learn more about the events MECA hosts in Houston during the month of December, shared through the voices of former MECA students — Armando Silva (Professional Dancer & Assistant to the Director of MECA) […]

Citizenship Month Houston 2016 with Claudia Ortega-Hogue

In this episode of “Movement Talk with Frances Valdez” we speak with Claudia Ortega-Hogue from Global Communities Houston, LLC about the importance of becoming a United States citizen if you are a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR). We also discuss Citizenship Month and the events that will be held during this month for the city of […]

Civic Engagement with Mario Salinas and Bernardo Pena in “Movement Talk with Frances Valdez”

Welcome to “Movement Talk with Frances Valdez,” the show about immigration and other social justice issues. In this episode, you can learn more about New Majority Houston, a campaign that encourages Latino voters in Harris County, Texas to vote with the immigrant community. Bernardo Pena and former Civic Engagement Coordinator Mario Salinas talk with us about how the campaign hopes to mobilize registered voters by educating them about a local policy called 287(g)…