Adjustment of Status for Employees: What You Need to Know

Adjustment of Status (AOS) via employers and/or companies can be complicated for foreign nationals in the United States. In this article, the immigration attorneys at Lamb & Turner PLLC will explain the entire process, from start to finish. Keep reading to learn more. What Is Adjustment of Status via Employment? For foreign nationals working in […]

What Is Deferred Action?

Deferred action can be a complicated process, even for eligible immigrants. Keep reading to learn more about deferred action and DACA status in the United States. Deferred Action: An Overview On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security stated that certain people who come to the United States as children and meet several criteria […]

The Path to U.S. Citizenship: Your Options

There are several routes to U.S. citizenship, depending on your background, situation, and legal standing. Let’s go over them and help you decide which is best for you, as well as how to get started. Why Become a U.S. Citizen? The citizenship process in America is called naturalization, and U.S. citizenship can be achieved in […]

Immigration and Divorce

Divorce is a complicated legal process in general. When you add in an immigrant spouse (regardless of status), you potentially add new complications. Let’s discuss some common scenarios where immigration and divorce overlap. Can You Divorce An Immigrant Spouse? Just like U.S. citizens, immigrants also have the right to divorce their spouses. However, it is […]

Federal vs. State Immigration Law

Immigration laws in states can differ from federal immigration laws. Texas is a good example of this. So let’s cover what you need to know about federal immigration laws compared to state immigration laws. For a non-U.S. citizen seeking a pathway to entry to the United States, the structure of America’s constitutional system – namely […]

Getting a Green Card in the U.S.: An Overview

Who needs a green card? What is the process for getting a green card? What green card laws do I need to know? We answer all of these questions related to getting a green card in the United States in this blog post. Who Needs a Green Card? The best way to answer the question […]

Am I Eligible for Temporary Protected Status? Applying for TPS in Houston, Texas

The United States Congress created Temporary Protected Status (TPS) within the Immigration Act of 1990. Since that time, TPS immigration law has been in effect, and TPS has been available for foreign nationals of specifically designated countries that are facing strife, such as ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary conditions. As of May […]

Asylum Seeker vs. Refugee – What’s the Difference?

What are refugees and asylum seekers? The words “refugee” and “asylum seeker,” though used in common conversation as one and the same, in fact, have important legal distinctions which are at the heart of international issues, including political persecution and poverty. These issues keep families figuratively and literally divided across borders, sometimes for years and […]

Am I Eligible To Apply For Asylum? Applying for Asylum in Houston, Texas

Each year, our asylum laws in the United States help refugees and people in need to no longer live in fear. However, asylum seekers are often required to navigate a complex and lengthy application process that can even involve various government agencies. In this article, we’ll answer all your questions regarding the asylum process in […]