Meet 5 of HBJ’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs: Ruby L. Powers
The Houston Business Journal named 50 leaders around the Houston area as 2021 Most Admired CEOs. In selecting our honorees, a panel of judges looked for characteristics such as contribution to company success, civic involvement, career achievement and more.
Applicant without admission obtained adjustment of status approval and 10 Year Green Card!
Applicant was 254i eligible thanks to a petition filed in1996. He had to file a common law marriage that was backdated just at the right time so that his stepdaughter did not age out as the qualifying petitioner. Despite a DWI offense, he was approved for a 10-year green card!
PLG was retained in March of 2017 for I-130 Petition of a Relative, I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver and Consular Processing. I-130 was approved in March 2019. Shortly after, her I-601A was filed and approved in May 2021. We are currently working on her visa packet in order to obtain her Immigrant Visa interview in
New Job Posting: Fall Law Clerk
TITLE OF POSITION: Fall Law Clerk JOB DESCRIPTION: Powers Law Group seeks a part-time (15-30 hours a week) Fall Law Clerk for a short term position with an immediate start date from August 2021- December 2021. Applicants will only be considered if they meet the following requirements. JOB DESCRIPTION AND PRIMARY DUTIES: The Law Clerk will be
From Losing Everything to Permanent Residency in the U.S.
Three and a half years ago, I had a consultation with an immigrant. While in the US temporarily, his wife filed for divorce to his surprise. Between his country falling apart and his family situation in peril, he filed for asylum late (beyond the 1-year filing deadline). I told him if we can explain the
A Pro-bono Filing Approved in less than 2 Months!
An I-90 filing was made online for a client who lives abroad in Mexico. The application was submitted early March of 2021 and approved in a matter of 2 months with no biometrics appointment! We are very happy with this outcome and the client is grateful for being able to renew a Green Card that
Law Practice Today: ABA Women Rainmakers An exclusive interview with Erika Jurado-Graham
Erika Jurado-Graham was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Monterrey, Mexico by a Mexican single mother. Following the 1994 economic crisis in Mexico, Erika’s mother and close relatives came to the United States in search of better economic opportunities. Erika was attending law school at the time her family moved to the U.S., and
Behind the Lines: The Houston Lawyer Podcast
Houston Bar Association members discuss what made the 2020-21 bar year transformative for each of them. Immediate HBA Past President Bill Kroger reflects on his year in office, and Ruby Powers leads a panel discussion with law firm managing partners Thais Amaral Tellawi, Karleana L. Farias, and Marc Whitehead about changes during the pandemic year.
Application for Adjustment of Status, I-485, approved after complications
Case administratively closed, criminal history, and a Request for Evidence (RFE)- Houston, TX Powers Law Group, P.C. was retained by a client November of 2020 for a complicated Adjustment of Status, I-485, matter. The client had received a scrutinous request for evidence (RFE) regarding their criminal records after being notified by email only that his
I-130 Approval Notice Received Right Away!
Powers Law Group was retained by a client in November 2019 for the I-130 process. LPR mom petitioning for a 20 year old child before his 21 birthday. USCIS received application on 02/21/2020, making him eligible to apply for Green Card. The client received NVC notices right away after approval and is getting ready to