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Austin, TX 78746
Tel: 512-329-2740
Fax: 1-877-481-7096
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Welcome to Our Immigration Law Web Site!

We try hard to make our web site as interesting and useful as possible and hope you find it helpful.  Although we try to keep the web site updated, immigration rules and procedures change every day, and we suggest you contact an immigration attorney before filing any type of immigration application or petition.

H-1B Visas

The Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced that the H-1B cap for this year has been reached.  This means that new H-1B Petitions will not be accepted until April 1, 2014.  However, if you are already in H-1B status and are seeking to transfer to a new employer, your new employer can likely file an H-1B Petition for you.  We have filed many successful H-1B petitions over the years and would be happy to schedule a consultation with you regarding your H-1B case.


Family-Based Immigration

We regularly represent U.S. citizens and permanent residents petitioning for their family members to join them in the United States.  Please call our office to schedule a consultation if you are interested in sponsoring a family member.


I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence

If you are a permanent resident and need to file an I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, please contact us.


U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization

We have experience with complex U.S. citizenship cases.  Our services include preparing and filing the citizenship application and attorney representation at the citizenship interview.  Please call us if you would like to talk about your eligibility for U.S. citizenship.


What's New

Protect Yourself and Your Family: Get Immigration Help from a Licensed Professional (PDF)

"Notarios," Visa Consultants, and Immigration Consultants Are Not Attorneys (PDF) 

Bipartisan Senators Roll Out Historic Immigration Bill

April 18, 2013 - ABC News - There they stood: four Democrats and four Republicans, the Senate Gang of 8, publicly promising to fight for an immigration reform bill introduced Tuesday.

The bill would beef up border security with $4.5 billion-worth of drones, sensors and border patrol agents, while offering America's undocumented a 13-year path to citizenship if they undergo background checks, pay fines, keep clear of felonies, and learn English and civics.

Gang Of 8 Champion Plan, Declare 'Year Of Immigration Reform'

April 18, 2013 - NPR - Bipartisan bonhomie broke out Thursday afternoon when four Democratic and four Republican senators made a case for their comprehensive immigration overhaul proposal.

The scene at the Dirksen Senate Office Building stood in marked contrast to the ugly end Wednesday of a smaller cross-party effort to fashion gun legislation that would have expanded background checks and banned assault-style weapons.

"I think 2013 is the year of immigration reform," said GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who, with the other senators, stood in front of representatives of a diverse coalition — from the AFL-CIO to the Chamber of Commerce — that has gotten behind overhaul efforts.