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I601-A Approval!

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

Success Story: Naturalization in San Antonio, TX approved in 5 months

The surprise our client received when, only 4 months after filing, she received an interview notice for her naturalization, N-400, application was unexpected. At the time of filing, the processing times for the USCIS field office in San Antonio, TX showed these applications could take between 8.5-11 months to be processed. Having prepared for a

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