Can marriage stop deportation?

Many people wrongfully believe if they marry a U.S. citizen, it gives them automatic rights to live in the country. Some people think it automatically makes them U.S. citizens. According to the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Japan, you cannot become an immediate...

What are the Pathways to American Citizenship?

People who were born in the United States are the lucky ones as they automatically receive American citizenship. Yet, Texas residents have several other routes to U.S. Citizenship even if they weren't born here. Three additional paths to citizenship If you were born...

The future of DACA

Many immigrants who come to Texas have made their way to the United States in hopes of a better life. Also termed as the Dreamers, there has been a proposed directed allowance for these children who were given no choice in coming to the U.S. that once included a full...

Who is eligible for a U visa?

Many immigrants arrive in the United States through the state of Texas seeking legal entry as a refuge from a criminal situation in their native country of residence. The U.S. government understands the plight of others outside the country who are facing violence in...

I got a DWI, am I going to get deported?

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense is serious. But is it serious enough to get you deported? The answer depends on different factors. The questions below provide some guidance. Was it a felony? In most cases, a first DWI offense is not a felony. It will come...

Building a strong removal defense case

Over the past few years, immigrants in Texas have been under the threat of removal due to stricter enforcement laws from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is at the forefront in seeking undocumented residents. Additionally, Deferred Action for...

If I get divorced, do I have to leave the US?

One question that some individuals wonder about after divorcing in Texas is how it will impact their immigration status. We cannot definitively tell you that things will not change. If your presence in this country is dependent on your relationship with someone else,...