Are you eligible for U.S. citizenship?

Texas immigrants who are looking to become naturalized citizens of the United States will need to ensure that they are eligible to do so. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, known more commonly as USCIS, sets the standards for eligibility. While there are many...

Has your green card expired?

If your green card expires, you might have trouble finding work in Texas. Potential employers could turn you down if you can't verify your permanent resident status. Fortunately, you can apply for a new green card at any time. How do you apply for a new green card?...

Can a misdemeanor conviction lead to deportation?

Misdemeanor offenses don't come with severe penalties for most people in Texas. Often, the court will order the defendant to pay a fine, and the matter ends without jail time. But the consequences for misdemeanor crimes can become more serious when the defendant is...

How does family sponsorship work?

Over the years, countless immigrants in Texas have urged their family members to move to the United States. If they can convince their relatives to make the trip, they often can become U.S. citizens through the process of family sponsorship. This process allows U.S....

Requesting a stay of removal

Immigrants in Texas and around the country who are facing deportation may remain in the United States temporarily if the Board of Immigration Appeals issues what is known as a stay of removal. Stays of removal are issued automatically or after a judge assigned to the...