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Houston Adjustment of Status Attorney

Green Card Lawyer in Texas

If you are already temporarily residing in the U.S. on some type of visa, you can apply for Lawful Permanent Resident status (also known as a Green Card) through a process called Adjustment of Status. By doing this, you will not have to return to your home country to initiate the process through a U.S. embassy abroad.

Need a Green Card? Phone our offices at (713) 597-5642 or request a consultation online.

Our Houston adjustment of status lawyer at Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC is highly knowledgeable in handling this legal process. We have helped countless individuals in and around the Houston area obtain Green Cards through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Our firm concentrates the majority of its practice on immigration law which means that we have become deeply familiar with all of the challenges, obstacles, and contingencies that can arise throughout this process. Let us smooth the way through all of the various steps leading towards Lawful Permanent Residency.

Obtaining a Green Card in Texas

Many categories have been established under U.S. immigration laws that allow individuals to apply for Green Cards while residing in this country.

These categories include:

  • Immediate or other relative of a U.S. citizen
  • Relative of a Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen or the child of a such a fiancé(e)
  • Immigrant worker
  • Certain battered family members of U.S. citizens or Law Permanent Residents
  • Asylee or refugee
  • Human trafficking or crime victim
  • Special immigrant and other categories

In general, most categories require that you file an immigrant petition as well as a Green Card application. The petition usually must be filed by your sponsor, such as a family member or employer. In some cases, you may be able to file for yourself. The petition generally must be approved before you can file for the Green Card. The Green Card application cannot usually be filed until a visa becomes available in your category. After that you will be required to appear for an interview with an immigration official as well as an appointment for biometric services (fingerprints, fingerprints, photograph, and signature).

We Are Here to Help You through the Immigration Process

Certain individuals may not qualify for Green Cards due to specific criminal convictions. Other problems and technicalities may arise as well. To be certain that you qualify and that you complete the process properly, it is in your best interests to work with an attorney with experience in family immigration law. We urge you to work with Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC to help you meet any challenges in obtaining Lawful Permanent Residency.

Reach out to us at (713) 597-5642 today.

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    Abraham J Galaviz

    Founding Attorney

    Abraham is very passionate about his work. He empathizes with Clients because he knows that his parents once traveled the same road his clients are now traveling. The people he helps all have a story behind them. He knows that his clients want the opportunity to work and have a better future. 

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    Robert Zavaleta

    Associate

    Roberto R. Zavaleta, Esq. (“Robert”) has exclusively practiced Immigration Law for 11 years, primarily in Houston. He was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas and is fluent in English and Spanish. Robert has worked for several large national and local law firms as an Immigration Litigation Writer, and is now happy to be part of the Galaviz Law Firm. He previously had his own immigration law office, where he helped many immigrants obtain their desired immigration benefits. In his tenure as an ...
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  • I was highly impressed with this attorney as he is highly skilled in immigration matters, prepared, knowledgeable, thorough, professional, affordable fees, keeps clients informed and involved, always returns calls [even after hours].

    “Mr. Galaviz is a unique advocate with a sincere vision to helping the immigrant community. Without any reservation, I would highly recommend him to anybody for their immigration matters.”

    - Maria & Luis
  • He won his case and was released without a bond. He is now legally working and back home with his family.

    “When I explained my father's case to Mr. Galaviz he knew it wouldn't be an easy case but he didn't turn me down.”

    - Melissa
  • Now my mother is in the process of becoming a US Citizen, my family will always be grateful that Mr. Galaviz helped us keep our mother here with us.

    “Mr. Galaviz informed us each step of the way and fought for my mom to the last minute.”

    - Former Client
  • When hiring a lawyer, communication is the number one key. You can call, email and text Mr.Galaviz and within minutes he will respond.

    “Today was our final hearing and WE WON!! I thank God for putting Mr.Galaviz in our path to help us.”

    - Cindy
  • Mr. Abraham was able to keep my husband here and not get deported. I am very grateful and pleased.

    “But Mr. Abraham worked very hard and kept fighting to get my husband out of that situation.”

    - Maria M.
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The Results that Matter

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer

    Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because of a previous conviction for – Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Status Won Alien in Possession of Firearm - Aggravated Felony

    Client was arrested and charged in Federal Court for the offense of Alien in Possession of a Firearm – an Aggravated Felony for immigration purposes.

  • Case Dismissed Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

    Arrested for possession of 1,300 pounds of marijuana and in danger of deportation.

  • Charges Dismissed Client Released from Custody Practice Area Removal Defense / Immigration Detention

    Accused with 3 DWI charges and in danger of being deported after being a permanent resident for 34 years.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Medicaid Fraud - Loss was more than $10,000

    Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because she had previously been convicted of Medicaid Fraud – more than $10,000, which is an aggravated felony.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Possession of 862 Pounds of Marijuana.

    Client was arrested and convicted of Possession of more than 800 pounds of Marijuana in the Rio Grand Valley, and sentenced to several years in State Jail.

  • Charge Reduced Released on Bond

    Judge grants a reasonable bond after proving client was not subject to mandatory detention for previous criminal history.

  • Charge Reduced Removal Defense / Adjustment of Status

    Case terminated and Lawful Permanent Resident status granted for the wife of U.S. Combat Veteran.

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At Galaviz Law we understand first hand what you're going though.

Having parents who have gone through the immigration process, has not only allowed us to be more compassionate and understanding but has also given us a more competitive advantage. Our success rate speaks for itself. We're here to help you.