Foreign citizens who are seeking citizenship in the United States are subject to complicated laws that are constantly changing. The application process is arduous and subject to the interpretation and judgment of those who review your case. To ensure the best chances of success, it is recommended that applicants get the assistance of an experienced, successful immigration attorney. Houston Attorney Craig L. Pena has more than 30 years of experience providing representation to his clients in areas of immigration and criminal defense, including in the following areas:
Craig Pena is dedicated to providing his clients, individual, one on one personal attention, in each and every case. We understand that facing any type of immigration case can be frightening and seem like a long process. Having an attorney that will walk you through every step of the immigration process and an attorney you can trust makes all the difference in the world. Personalized attention is what you deserve and what separates Attorney Craig Pena from other immigration firms.
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Attorney Craig L. Pena is a respected member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has devoted his life to helping individuals in both immigration and criminal defense law. He is committed to helping others live a life in the U.S. where freedom prevails and opportunities abound. Attorney Pena offers a free case review, available by contacting the Houston Law Office of Craig L. Pena at 832-833-6595.
Immigration Law is a specialized and complex area of law. Experience is vital to ensure your case is handled correctly. Attorney Craig Pena has the experience to handle any immigration matter from issues with your green card or visa, citizenship and naturalization, or fighting your deportation case.
With a Green Card, a foreign national can permanently reside and work in the United States. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there are four main categories of obtaining a Green Card:
The visa is a legal document that, together with the passport, allows a foreign national to legally enter the United States and travel throughout the country. There are two main categories of Visas:
When a foreign citizen applies for but is not granted citizenship, they may appeal their case. The applicant must appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals in a timely manner or they will lose their right to appeal. Numerous documents must be filed with the Appeal. Additionally, the Appeal must be in English or translated into English. There are many intricate details that must be properly complied with for a successful Appeal.Read More
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can potentially deport (remove) any foreign national, even if they have a Green Card. Deportation often occurs for the following reasons:
The process of obtaining citizenship and naturalization is complicated and ever-changing. The applicant must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of a felony or serious offense. The applicant’s background will be thoroughly examined.Read More
Foreign nationals may apply to the United States for asylum when they face persecution in their home country. Persecution may vary:
Deferred action allows children who grew up in the United States without citizenship to apply for legal status. The applicant must qualify to apply for deferred action. Some of the qualifications that may apply:
Foreign nationals may obtain legal status in the U.S. when they are successfully sponsored by an American employer. There are various temporary and permanent based immigration visas. Some of the areas include:
When an applicant is denied a visa, in appropriate cases they may apply for a waiver. A successful waiver will allow the applicant to remain in the United States.
U.S. citizens may sponsor Immediate Relatives for citizenship. This may include:
New immigration laws are currently being reviewed. If passed, more than 11 million illegal aliens may be able to apply for and obtain citizenship in the United States. To find out about new immigration laws that may affect you, ask Attorney Pena.Read More
Craig Pena has a reputation for being an aggressive, smart lawyer, and has a proven record of success to back it up. We offer an innovative, legal approach to all of our immigration cases. If you have a complex and difficult immigration case, Attorney Craig Pena has the skill and knowledge to handle your case. He also offers financial assistance for qualified individuals and families. Obtaining the American Dream depends on retaining the right immigration attorney. Contact our office today.