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Adjustment of Status in Houston Immigration Court

What is Adjustment of Status?

An adjustment in status allows immigrants to change their status to lawful permanent residency while residing in the U.S. Usually this process takes place for those who have entered the U.S. on some type of visa through family-based immigration laws under the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Need help adjusting your status after being detained? Call our firm at (713) 597-5642 or contact us through our online request form.

In some cases, an adjustment of status is sought through the immigration courts, which is a different matter. If you or a loved one needs legal assistance with this process, Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC is here to help.

Our skilled Houston adjustment of status attorney offers:

  • Well-versed in handling of all court procedures
  • Firsthand immigration experience
  • Personalized representation

We understand how deeply important it is to you and your family to succeed in such a matter. Our firm is dedicated to helping protect you and your future in regards to U.S. immigration.

The Adjustment of Status Process in Texas

The family-based adjustment of status is done through the USCIS for the majority of individuals. In these cases, the person has not had any contact with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. These are immigrants who affirmatively file the application through USCIS which adjudicates the matter.

The adjustment of status in court is typically filed after a person has been detained by ICE and placed in deportation proceedings. Sometimes, these individuals have to proceed while in custody, which can take anywhere between three and six months before a decision is made. In other cases, these individuals are released under bond and are on the non-detained docket with the court.

Can an Immigration Judge Adjust Your Status?

Their case will then proceed in court as a defensive application. In the court version of adjustment of status, the matter is not decided by USCIS but by an immigration judge.

Dedicated Legal Help with Adjustment of Status

To ensure that your immigration status case is well-prepared and argued convincingly before the judge, it is vital that you have committed legal representation. As the son of immigrants, Attorney Galaviz has personal immigration experience that he uses to help his clients. We urge you to take advantage of the experience and dedication you will find at Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC.

Are you applying for an adjustment of status? You don't have to do it alone. Contact our Houston office at (713) 597-5642.

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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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    - Leo G.
  • We guarantee you; you hire Galaviz, he will have your best interest at heart.

    “My husband is a UNITED STATE NATURALIZED CITIZEN and Galaviz is to thank for his honesty, hard work, and patience.”

    - Marivel H.
  • Mr. Galaviz gave me the hope I lacked at times and thanks to all his hard work and dedication my husband is now home with us.

    “He answered all my questions and was honest with me.”

    - Christin K.
  • Thanks to Mr.Galaviz, our family is complete again!

    “Thanks to Mr.Galaviz, our family is complete again!”

    - Cindy M.
  • Thank again for helping my mother get her residency.

    “What can I say such an amazing lawyer!”

    - Ericka H.

The Results that Matter

  • 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.

  • Case Dismissed Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.