- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- Customs and Border Protection
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Department of Labor
You do not have to face the government alone. Whether you are a business or an individual, Garza & Associates can help you. Our company is committed to providing quality legal services for all of your immigration needs.
We begin with a thorough consultation to determine your immigration goals and the options available. Our fees are reasonable and we offer accessible payment arrangements for your convenience.
At Garza & Associates, we are committed to providing quality services to ensure family unity. We assist United States citizens and legal permanent residents to petition for their families and apply for permanent residency.
You can become a lawful permanent resident if you have a relative who is a citizen of the United States or a relative who is a lawful permanent resident in the U.S. We can assist you with every step of the multi-step process to become a legal resident.
We can assist United States citizens to petition for the following relatives:
- Husband or wife
- Unmarried children of any age
- Married children of any age
- Brothers or sisters
- Husband or wife
- Unmarried children of any age
Let us assist you in keeping your family together. Contact our Texas law firm for more information.
Garza & Associates provides temporary visitors, workers and their families the services they require to obtain lawful status, change their current status, or prolong their status in the United States. Whether it is assistance in obtaining nonimmigrant status, changing, or extending your current status, our attorneys provide services for the following non-immigrants:
- Temporary Workers
- H-Temporary Employees (H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, and H3)
- L-Intracompany Transferees (L-1A, and L-1B)
- E-Treaty Traders and Investors (E-1, and E-2)
- TN-NAFTA Workers (TN-1, and TN-2)
- O-Aliens of Extraordinary Ability and assisting personnel (O-1, and O-2)
- P-Artists, athletes, and entertainers (P-1, P-2, and P-3)
- R-Religious Workers (R-1)
- Visitors for business or pleasure (B-1, and B-2)
- Students (F-1, M-1)
- Spouses, fiancés, or fiancées of United States citizens (K-1, K-2, K-3, and K-4)
For any other non-immigrant visa matter, contact our Texas law firm. Our lawyers can offer more information on obtaining, changing, or extending your status in the U.S.
At Garza & Associates, we assist individuals and employers through all phases of the employment-based immigration process. This includes:
- Labor certifications
- Petitions for immigrant workers
- Applications for residency
- Work authorization
- Priority workers persons of extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, or business
- Outstanding professors and researchers
- Multinational managers and executives
- Advanced degree professionals or persons of exceptional ability
- Skilled workers, professionals, and other workers
- Certain special immigrants such as religious workers
- Employment creation immigrants
These categories of workers have different processing requirements and waiting periods to obtain permanent residence. The lawyers at Garza & Associates know the requirements and have assisted numerous employers and workers in navigating the process. Contact our Texas law firm for more information.
Citizenship and Naturalization
At Garza & Associates, we know there are few better feeling than acquiring your U.S. Citizenship. U.S. Citizenship can be obtained by birth within the territory of the United States, or through parents with U.S. citizenship, or by naturalization.
Naturalization is the process by which the United States gives citizenship to foreign nationals after they fulfill the requirements established by the United States Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
The requirements for administrative naturalization include:
- A period of continuous residence and physical presence in the United States
- Residence in a particular state prior to filing
- An ability to read, write, and speak English
- A knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government
- Good moral character
- Attachment to the principles of the U.S. Constitution
- Favorable disposition toward the United States.
Certain individuals are eligible to apply for naturalization without having to speak English or take the naturalization exam. Contact us to see if you qualify.
Deportation and Removal
Under immigration laws, an individual who is identified as living in the United States illegally may be subject to deportation.
However, you also have rights in these proceedings and may be entitled to certain defenses.
The Garza & Associates litigation team ensures that your rights are protected and that all available relief is explored and properly presented.
Our firm provides experienced litigation services to assist you in deportation and removal proceedings. We may assist you in obtaining any available relief. This includes:
Administrative and Federal Appellate Litigation
Garza & Associates’ team of experienced Texas attorneys has handled all types of administrative and federal litigation cases. We have filed motions to reopen, motions to reconsider, and appeals before the following agencies and courts:
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Immigration Court
- Board of Immigration Appeals
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals
- Administrative Appeals Office
Our lawyers are dedicated to ensure that your rights and arguments on appeal are properly evaluated, presented, and litigated.