Tag Archives: Immigration Law

Texas Bar Journal must-reads for October

Limited time? Go online to read the October issue of the Texas Bar Journal.Check out our editorial staff’s must-reads: attorneys helping victims of Hurricane Harvey, highlights from the 85th Legislature’s special session, a day in the life of an immigration attorney, and how immigration law overlaps with other practice areas. Don’t forget to read Movers … Continue Reading

Catholic Charities of Central Texas receives Texas Bar Foundation grant

The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Catholic Charities of Central Texas to help those seeking naturalization services across the region, the charity announced this week. The money will fund representation for lawful permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship, providing assistance during the filing process and naturalization interview, according to a Catholic Charities … Continue Reading

INA waivers for non-immigrant business travelers with criminal pasts

As a young corporate immigration lawyer, I was consistently surprised by how many of my clients, including high-ranking international managers and successful entrepreneurs, had a criminal record. And I’m not referring to white-collar crime. Petty thefts were most common, followed by assaults. One man, while in college, stole the wallet of a drunk at a … Continue Reading

Public again warned against paying for fraudulent immigration legal services

In the days since President Barack Obama announced his decision to take executive action on certain immigration policies, there will likely be an increase in scams targeting those who are interested in avoiding deportation under the new plan. According to an article in the Austin American-Statesman on Monday, Mexican authorities and Austin-area attorneys are warning … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Rocío García

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support the National Pro Bono Celebration (Oct. 19-25). Pro bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community is doing to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage … Continue Reading

A Texas attorney’s perspective on the unaccompanied minor crisis along the South Texas border

Linda A. Brandmiller, chair of the State Bar of Texas Committee on Laws Related to Immigration and Nationality and director of ASI, Asociacion de Servicios Para el Inmigrante, recently answered questions via email from the Texas Bar Journal about the current humanitarian crisis on the Texas-Mexico border. Any opinions featured in this article do not … Continue Reading

Immigration reform discussed during LBJ Civil Rights Summit

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson approved a law that changed the quota system for immigration, signing the Immigration and Nationality Act on New York’s Liberty Island. During the first day of the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, and Haley Barbour, former Mississippi governor, discussed immigration … Continue Reading
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