Immigration Law

Shenandoah Texas Immigration Attorney

Luis F. Hess is a Shenandoah Texas immigration lawyer focused on immigration law in Houston. An immigration attorney from Shenandoah, he also represents clients with employment-based and family-based immigration issues throughout Montgomery County and The Woodlands. As the son of immigrants and one of the first in his family to be born in the United States, Texas immigration attorney Luis F. Hess understands the desire to live, work and stay in the United States. The immigration process can be complicated and confusing. An experienced attorney at Luis F. Hess, PLLC can help you through every step of the process.

Immigration Lawyer in The Woodlands, TX

Call (281) 984-5294 or contact one of our Houston immigration attorneys to schedule a consultation and to learn more about how an immigration expert can help you navigate through the visa or green card application process.

Types of Immigration Cases in Texas

Luis F. Hess is experienced in representing clients in a wide range of immigration cases including:

Family-Based Immigration: Our Shenandoah Texas immigration attorney works with families who want to adjust their immigration status based on their family relationship. U.S. Immigration allows for the immediate relatives and other specified family members, which includes the parents, spouse, children, and in some cases siblings, of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to apply for legal immigrant status in the United States. Attorney Luis F. Hess helps applicants determine their eligibility to petition for the appropriate immigration status.

Business Immigration: An immigration lawyer from Shenandoah Texas can guide you through the process of applying for lawful permanent resident status or temporary worker status based on an immigrant’s employment. The type of immigration application an employer will be required to file will depend on the needs of the business or the individual’s employment situation.

Consular Practice: Our Texas immigration attorneys at Luis F. Hess, PLLC prepares temporary and permanent visa applications for company employees and individuals applying for a visa or permanent residency status at the U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Our consular practice also includes preparing nonimmigrant and immigrant waivers for individuals having issues with entering or reentering the United States.

Investor Visa: Immigrants who come to the United States for international trade or invest in at least 50% of a business can be eligible for an investment visa. Contact Luis F. Hess, PLLC for information to qualify for an investment visa.

Naturalization: Our Shenandoah immigration lawyers can help determine if a person is qualified to apply for U.S. Citizenship through naturalization and assemble the requisite application packet.

Bond Hearings: Luis F. Hess, PLLC helps detained immigrants obtain an immigration bond during removal or deportation proceedings at detention facilities throughout the greater Houston area.

Asylum: When an immigrant comes to the United States and cannot return to his or her home country due to persecution or the fear of being persecuted, the immigrant might be eligible for asylum. Attorney Luis F. Hess can help immigrants through the asylum process.

Waivers: Our Shenandoah Immigration law firm can assist clients with filing waivers for immigrants who are inadmissible to the United States due to unlawful presence.

Other Immigration Services Offered: Our Shenandoah Texas immigration attorney Luis F. Hess can assist clients in applying for permission to travel (Advance Parole), authorization to work, Green Card renewals, and adjustment of status. The firm can also assist clients in receiving copies of their immigration files from government agencies to help determine the next step in the immigration process.

Facing immigration concerns?

Whether you want to live in the US, get a US visa, bring your family, get employed, or legally stay in the country, our Shenandoah Immigration attorneys are here to help!

What Does a U.S. Immigration Judge Do?

A U.S. Immigration Judge determines whether an individual from a foreign country (often called in “alien”) should be allowed to enter or remain in the United States or should be removed in a formal court proceeding.

In a typical removal proceeding, an immigration judge will decide whether an alien is removable, deportable, or inadmissible under the law. The judge in immigration court will then decide whether that alien may avoid removal by protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, by qualifying for asylum, accepting voluntary departure, or other forms of relief from removal.

Additional Resources

Houston Field Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – Visit the website of the USCIS to find information about the field office and immigration services officers in Houston, TX, located at 810 Gears Road, Suite 100. Find information on how to get green card help, employment authorization documentation assistance, citizenship information, or download forms.

Houston Immigration Court – With nine immigration judges, the Houston Immigration Court falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, part of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) under the Department of Justice. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and separate from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The Houston Immigration Court is located in Continental Center II at 1801 Smith Street on the 9th Floor.