HOUSTON IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS
Experienced And Compassionate Houston Immigration Lawyers
At PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC, our goal is to empower our clients to achieve their immigration objectives proficiently and to preserve dignity, integrity, and honesty in our legal representation. At PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC, you will be directly with one of our Houston Immigration Attorney or our experienced Southwest Houston Immigration Lawyer. Further, all applications, cover letters, and briefs are drafted by our Houston Immigration Attorneys (not paralegals). Our Houston Immigration Attorneys are always accessible. Lastly, PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC provides honest opinions and candid evaluations of your case. Although we cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, you and your matter will always be treated with honesty, integrity, loyalty, and competency. Please contact the Houston Immigration Attorneys and the Southwest Houston Immigration Lawyers at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC today at 713-492-0337 or contact us online.
To ensure that your immigration matters are handled properly, contact the Houston Immigration Lawyers and the Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC. Our Houston Vietnamese Immigration Lawyers are fluent in Vietnamese and have assisted the Houston Vietnamese community in various projects with the USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security. The Houston Vietnamese Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC have also assisted a number of employers in establishing new corporations in the U.S., transferring assets, and transferring employees from Vietnam to the U.S. though L-1 Visas. Lastly, our Houston Filipino Immigration Attorneys are fluent in Tagalog and have assisted nationals from The Philippines in preparing and filing immigrant and nonimmigrant applications. Our Houston Vietnamese Immigration Lawyers and our Houston Filipino Immigration Attorneys have assisted clients in the Houston area, as well as nation-wide, and internationally through consular processing. Houston Vietnamese Immigration Lawyers are fluent in Vietnamese and have assisted hundreds of Vietnamese families in the Houston area and in Falls Church and Fairfax Virginia
Employment-Based Immigrant Petition
Employers may file an I-140 immigrant petition for employee to become permanent residents, including potential employee abroad, under 5 categories. The first preference is reserved for employees who have extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and professors, multi-national executive transferees, doctors who practice in underserved areas, professionals who have an equivalent U.S. Bachelor degree, skilled workers with at least two years experience, religious workers, and for investment immigrants. Please contact the Houston Immigration Lawyers and the Southwest Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for more information.
PERM Applications (Labor Certifications)
Certain employment-based immigrant petitions required employers to obtain an approved PERM application prior to filing the immigrant petition and obtain green cards for foreign employee. PERM is an online application for labor certification with the U.S. Department of Labor. The Houston Immigration Lawyers and the Southwest Houston PERM Immigration Attorneys are experienced in filing difficult PERM application for clients. Please contact the Houston PERM Immigration Attorneys and the West Houston Immigration Lawyers for assistance.
Family-Based Immigrant Petition
U.S. citizens can sponsor immediate relatives through petitions for alien relatives, I-130 applications. "Immediate relatives" are parents, spouses, and single children under 21 of U.S. Citizens. There is a waiting period for all other preference-based categories. Our Houston Immigration Attorneys and our West Houston Immigration Lawyers have assisted hundreds of families reunite in the U.S. Please contact the Houston Immigration Attorneys and the Southwest Houston Immigration Lawyers for more information.
Adjustment of Status (Green Card Application)
Adjustment of status is the process in which a foreign national who is presently in the United States apply to become a permanent residents and obtain a green card. The adjustment of status application can be filed with the USCIS or through the U.S. Consular. Others such as asylee or as a victim of crimes, trafficking, or spousal abuse can file "self-petitions." Certain aliens are statutory-barred from obtaining a green card while others are “inadmissible”. Please refer to the Adjustment of Status section or contact the Houston Immigration Lawyers and the Southwest Houston Green Card Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for more detail.
Naturalization, Derivative Citizenship, & Naturalization Waivers
Naturalization is a process that a permanent resident applies to be a U.S. citizen. In addition, some residents automatically become a derivative citizen when their parent(s) become U.S. citizens, or through birth. The Houston Immigration Lawyers and the Southwest Houston Immigration Lawyers have assisted numerous clients to obtain their naturalization or their derivative citizenship. Moreover, the Houston Immigration Attorneys and the West Houston Immigration Lawyers assisted many elderly persons to obtain naturalization waivers based on their medical disabilities. Lastly, even if you have been convicted of certain crimes, depends on the facts, our Houston Immigration Attorneys and immigration lawyers can help you obtain naturalization. Please contact a Houston Immigration Lawyer or a West Houston Immigration Attorney at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for assistance in filing your naturalization applications.
B-1 & B-2 Visitor Visas
Business visitors and tourists, B-1 visa & B-2 Visas, respectively, may apply for B-1/2 visas to come to the U.S. Visitor visas can be for one time entry or for multiple entries, valid up to 1, 3 , 5, and sometimes up to 10 years. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they do not have immigrant intent and ties in the home country. Please contact the Houston Immigration Lawyers and the West Houston Immigration Attorneys for assistance. Our experienced U.S. Immigration Attorneys and our U.S. Immigration Lawyers have successfully assisted clients in filing for B-1 and B-2 Visitor Visa, even after the initial denial. Call the Houston Immigration Lawyers and Sugar Land Immigration Lawyers immediately at 713-492-0337 for assistance.
E-1 & E-2 Treaty Visas
E-1 Treaty Trader & E-2 Treaty Investor visas allow nationals of certain countries to come and invest in the United States to manage and control such investments. The investment can be existing businesses, new entities, or a subsidiary of a foreign company. The Houston Immigration Lawyers and the Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC are experienced immigration lawyers that have assisted dozens of foreign companies to invest in the U.S. Our Houston Immigration Law Firm assisted numerous E-2 Treaty Investors in the U.S. to extend and maintain their statuses. Please contact our Houston E-2 Immigration Lawyers and the Southwest Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for more information.
F-1 and M-1 Student Visas
F-1 Student Visas are designated for foreign nationals who study toward academic degrees and M-1 Student Visas are for vocational degrees. Applicants must prove that they have nonimmigrant intent and can support oneself. The Houston Immigration Lawyers and the U.S. Immigration Lawyers at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC are experienced in assisting in filing F-1 student visas. Our experienced Houston Immigration Lawyers and our U.S. Immigration Attorneys will assist and guide you through the process of filing for an F-1 Visa or an M-1 Visa. Contact a Houston Immigration Attorney and a Houston Immigration Lawyer for assistance.
H-1B Specialty Worker Visas
Employers may sponsor "specialty occupations" professionals to work in the U.S. under H-1B visas. Annually, there are 65,000 visas available for H-1B and an additional 20,000 visas are available for applicants who obtained Master’s Degrees or higher in the U.S. Teachers and educators are exempt from the numerical limitation and may apply for H-1B throughout the year. Please contact the Houston Immigration Lawyers and the Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for more information.
K-1 Fiancé & K-3 Spouse Visas
K-1 Fiancé Visas allow U.S. citizens to sponsor fiancés to come to the U.S. to get married. K-3 Marriage Visas are available for U.S. citizen spouses to sponsor for their alien spouses to come to the U.S. to apply for adjustment of status, and thus, save waiting time abroad. The Houston Immigration Lawyers and the Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC have assisted hundreds of families reunite and immigrate to the U.S. You are invited to contact one of our Houston Immigration Lawyer and our Southwest Houston Immigration Attorneys for additional information regarding K-1 and K-3 visas.
L-1A & L-1B Intracompany Transfers
Multi-national companies can transfer executives, managers, and essential employees to the United States through L-1 Visas. L-1A classification is reserved for executives and managers, while L-1B classification is reserved for essential employees with specialized knowledge. The Houston Immigration Attorneys and the Houston Immigration Lawyers at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC have assisted employers to transfer employees globally and to apply for other nonimmigrant visa applications. You should contact our Houston Immigration Attorneys from the onset so that our experienced U.S. Immigration Lawyers can assist you in preparation of your L-1 visas in ways in which you may later file for an immigrant visa and adjust your status to be a U.S. permanent resident (a green card holder).
R-1 Religious Worker Visas
R-1 nonimmigrant visa are reserved for religious workers to come to the U.S. and work for an organization within their denomination. To qualify, the sponsoring organization must be a non-profit organization and the foreign national must come to the U.S. and work under a “religious vocation” or “occupation.” The Houston Immigration Attorneys and the Houston Immigration Lawyers have assisted various religious organizations to sponsor foreign priests, monks, and other religious workers to obtain R-1 Visa status. Please contact the Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for more information.
TN-1 Canadian Specialty Worker Visas
Canadians who qualified as “Specialty Occupation” professionals, such as engineers, teachers, scientists, accounts…etc. may obtain TN-1 visas to work in the U.S. by filing the application with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Officer at the Port of Entry (POE). TN-1 visas do not have annual limits and may be valid for up to 3 years. The Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC are experienced with U.S. immigration issues regarding Canadian applicants and in filing TN-1 Visas. Please contact one of our Houston Texas Immigration Lawyers and the Southwest Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for a personal consultation.
I-601 Inadmissibility Waivers &
Cancellation of Removals
Immigrant applicants who have criminal backgrounds, health related issues, illegal entry, immigration violations, or association with certain groups. Non-immigrant applicants may file an I-601 Inadmissibility Waiver based on their previous causes of inadmissibility. Please contact the U.S. Immigration Lawyers and the Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for assistance in preparation and filing an inadmissibility waiver.
Asylum, Withholding of Removal, & Torture Convention
Persons were persecuted or have well-grounded fear of future persecution on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion may for asylum in the U.S. Foreign nationals who meet this definition of a “refugee” under Section 101 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), may qualify for a grant of asylum. If granted, the asylee are permitted to remain in the United States and adjust their status to become permanent residents, green-card holder. Applications for withholding of removal and Convention Against Torture (CAT) may also be available. Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT are very complicated and may be extremely difficult due to numerous fraud applications. You should contact an experienced Houston Immigration Lawyer or an experienced Houston Immigration Attorney at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for assistance. Our experienced Houston Immigration Attorneys and our Houston Immigration Lawyers will assist you in preparation, filing, and appear in court, or appeal on your behalf.
Immigration AAO, BIA, and Federal Court Appeals
Some application denial decisions from the USCIS are appealable to the Administrative Appeal Office (AAO). On the other hand, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has jurisdiction over the decisions of the Immigration Courts and for Motion to Reopen and Motion to Reconsider. All appeals must be timely filed with notice to the court and the USCIS. The appeal process is complicated and requires specific notice requirements and deadlines. You must consult an experienced Houston Immigration Attorney or an experienced Southwest Houston Immigration Lawyer to determine whether your case is appealable. Finally, certain denials from the BIA are reviewable by the U.S. Court of Appeals. The appeal is a “Petition for Review” of the BIA’s decision. Please contact the Houston Immigration Attorneys and the Houston Immigration Lawyers at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for assistance in reviewing and filing for your appeal.
VAWA & Self-Petitions
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows immigrant spouses (men and women) to file immigrant self-petition if they can show that they have been a victim of domestic violence or “extreme cruelty” by a U.S. citizen spouse or by a U.S. permanent legal resident (LPR). Children and parents of abusive U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents are also qualified under VAWA Self Petition. The Houston Immigration Attorneys and the Southwest Houston Immigration Lawyers are experienced in filing VAWA applications and have assisted numerous clients in obtain immigrant visas and green cards through self-petitions. You are invited to contact the Houston Immigration Lawyers and the Southwest Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC with questions regarding VAWA self-petitions.
Should you, your family, or your company have a need for experienced Houston Immigration Attorneys, please contact our Houston Immigration Lawyers and our Southwest Houston Immigration Attorneys at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC for a personal consultation. Our Houston Immigration Attorneys will timely respond to your questions and inquiries and will contact you expeditiously.
Immigration Law is a vast area of law and every situation is unique. You should NOT rely on the limited information on this general site to replace a personal consultation with an experienced Houston Immigration Lawyer or an experienced Houston Immigration Attorney. There may be legal issues, depending on the facts and circumstances, that go to the merit of the case in which you may not be aware until after a thorough consultation. Please feel free to give us a call at 713-492-0337, or to contact us online, for more information. Call the Houston Immigration Attorneys and Houston Immigration Lawyers at PHAM & CLOVES, PLLC today at 713-492-0337 or complete our Contact Form.