Immigration News

The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Asylum Attorney for Your Case

By Board Certified Immigration Attorney and Houston Asylum Attorney Ruby L. Powers Seeking asylum in the United States comes with many challenges. Many question whether to hire an attorney or not due to financial constraints and lack of understanding of the process. It has been proven that those who file with an attorney have a

Case Analysis

By Attorney Ruby L. Powers Earlier this month, on February 2, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals decided the Matter of Egidijus Siniauskas, 27  Dec. 201 (BIA 2018). The decision pertains to the effects of DWIs on immigration custody bond determinations. This ruling should be examined thoroughly based on the current events revolving around the

Five actions to take if your TPS is about to End

By Attorney Jose Aponte There have already been some significant changes to the Temporary Protected Status program during the Trump administration’s short tenure in office. Most people recognize that the time to take some action is upon us, but what kind of action should it be? The following are five suggestions to seriously consider: 1.

TPS Beneficiaries from EL Salvador have 18 months to seek Immigration Alternatives or Face Deportation

By Attorney Jose Aponte On January 8, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that it was ending the Temporary Protected Status, (“TPS”) designation for people from the nation of El Salvador.   While the announcement was anticipated, its impact in the Salvadoran community has been significant.  Since 2001, as a result of a massive earthquake that struck

Are You Ready for H-1B CAP Season?

Are You Ready for H-1B CAP Season?  By Houston Immigration Attorney Michele L Strickland What is an H-1B visa? The Immigration and Nationality Act provides the H-1B visa category for temporary specialty workers.  A specialty occupation is one that requires a college degree. Employers may temporarily employ foreign nationals who hold at least a Bachelor’s

Five Trends in Immigration Court

By Jose Aponte, Esq. January 2018 As an attorney that spends a considerable amount of time in Immigration Court throughout the Houston area (Downtown, CCA Detention Center on Greens Road, as well as, via teleconference from the Joe Corley Detention Center), I watch for trends that may be developing over time.  Here are five of


01 GORUSME ONCESI–  BEYANNAME VE BASVURUYU INCELEYIN Bildirinizi ve basvurunuzu gonderdikten bir sure sonra ve iltica gorusmenizden bir iki hafta once gozden gecirin. Herhangi bir hatayı daha iyi yakalayabilir ve eklenmesi gereken onemli ayrıntıları atlayıp atlamadıgınızı fark edebilirsiniz. 02 GORUSME ONCESI- GORUSME ICIN HAZIRLIKBaşvuruyu tamamen gözden geçirin ve avukatınızla, yakın aile bireylerinizle veya arkadaşlarınızla hikayenizin ayrıntılarını inceleyin. Hafızanızı


Aralık 2017 Iltica Gocmenlik Avukatı Ruby L. Powers Kurul Onaylı gocmenlik avukatı olarak, dokuz yıldan fazla suredir, aralıksız olarak iltica davaları uzerine sadece gocmenlik hukuku alanında hizmet vermekteyim. Affirmative (Multeci bürosuna yapılan iltica) ve Defensive (Mahkeme yoluyla olan iltica) Iltica alanlarında bir hukuk ogrencisi olarak multeci hukugu kliniginde baslayan ve yıllardır devam eden calısmalarımdan dolayı,

The Importance of Maintaining Status while changing to Student Status

by Immigration Attorney Michele Strickland So you entered as a visitor and decided to go to college. You applied and were accepted to a school and the DSO issued an I-20, now what? It is very important to know that you may not enroll and attend classes while on a tourist visa (B-1/B- 2). You

Current Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Times

Updated May 2019 By Asylum Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers I am a Board Certified Immigration attorney and have practiced solely immigration law for over nine years with a constant case load of asylum cases.  Having worked on affirmative and defensive asylum since being a law student in the immigration law clinic and many years