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Houston DACA Lawyer

Protect Your Residency through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy established by President Obama in 2012. This policy allows certain individuals who came to the U.S. illegally as children to be protected from deportation for a span of two years, which can be renewed. These undocumented individuals may also be allowed to request work permits.

Schedule a consultation with our DACA lawyer at (713) 597-5642 or contact us online.

If you wish to apply for the benefits of the DACA program, Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC can provide highly qualified legal assistance. Based on experience as the son of immigrants, our attorney is dedicated to helping immigrants and their families reach their dreams and potential here in the U.S.

Who is Eligible for DACA?

The DACA program expired in March of 2018, but it has been put on hold and not disbanded while it is being litigated in court. DACA is not a path to citizenship; its benefits apply only to deportation protection and work permits.

You can request DACA benefits if you meet the following guidelines:

  • As of June 15, 2012 you were under the age of 31
  • You entered the U.S. before the age of 16
  • From June 15, 2007 up to the present, you have lived continuously in the U.S.
  • You were physically in the U.S. on June 15, 2012
  • You were physically in the U.S. at the time of your DACA application
  • You entered the U.S. unlawfully or your lawful status expired as of June 15, 2012
  • You are currently attending or have graduated from high school, or have obtained a GED, or have served in the military and have been honorably discharged
  • You do not have a criminal record of felonies or multiple misdemeanors
  • You are not a threat to national security

Contact Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC for DACA Legal Assistance

While the DACA program is still functioning, those who wish to receive its benefits should act. Our firm is fully equipped to help guide you through your application. We urge you to contact us to speak with our knowledgeable immigration lawyer about your eligibility and options under DACA policy.

Phone us at (713) 597-5642 to get started 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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Client Testimonials

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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
  • Thanks Galaviz you beat the case!

    “This is a young honest lawyer that won’t hesitate to go above and beyond. The reason I’m saying this is because, I went to other lawyer agency’s and they told me my case would be difficult, expensive ...”

    - Leo G.
  • 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
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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.