Protecting Your Immigration Rights Former ICE with Nearly 10 Years' Experience in Immigration Law

Immigration Lawyers Serving the Houston Area

Navigating You Through The Complex Immigration Process

Immigration law is extremely confusing and complex. With constantly changing laws and potential immigration reform taking place in the near future, immigration matters can only be trusted with experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled attorneys.

If you are considering living or working in the United States or obtaining permanent resident status in the U.S., do not try to take these matters on yourself. Only Houston immigration lawyers from Lopez & Rhodes PLLC can aid you along the way and protect your rights.

Call us today at (832) 514-4879 so we can begin working on your defense.

Benefits of Working with Lopez & Rhodes PLLC

  • Flexible payment plans and affordable prices
  • Attorneys who has successfully assisted countless clients
  • Remains informed on current immigration law
  • Efficient and effective legal service
  • A valuable perspective on the immigration system from Attorney Lopez's experience working with the ICE
  • Legal counsel in both Spanish and English

Types of Cases The Firm Handles

When you are dealing with serious immigration matters, you can speak with Houston immigration attorneys to help you with any of the following immigration matters.

Criminal Immigration

When criminal law and immigration law overlap, the end result is one of the most complex areas of law imaginable. Criminal convictions are serious enough on their own, but immigrants who face criminal convictions could be punished with severe consequences, including deportation. Successful criminal immigration cases demand the attention of a lawyer who is well versed in both areas of criminal defense and immigration law.

Deportation Defense

Numerous actions such as criminal offenses, immigration violations, or homeland security crimes can trigger deportation proceedings. Committing any of these crimes and being convicted of them could lead to deportation, causing families to be separated forever. Speaking to our attorneys can help you build a strong defense and avoid deportation.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) protects certain immigrants who came to the United States as children. Individuals who meet the requirements of DACA can request deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, enabling these individuals to work lawfully. DACA does not guarantee citizenship but does protect individuals from removal or deportation due to their low level of threat to homeland security.

Immigration Reform

The Immigration Reform Bill of 2013, proposed by President Obama to the Senate, could potentially improve the broken and complex immigration system. The bill proposes that a reformed immigration system is needed, and one that is fair and effective can transform the United States' economy, nationalism, and cultural diversity. The plan requires anyone who is an undocumented worker to begin paying taxes, learning English, undergo background checks, and earn citizenship.


Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) can pursue U.S. citizenship after they have resided permanently in the U.S. for at least five years, or three years if married to a U.S. citizen. The naturalization process involves an interview, as well as several tests, including an English test and a civics test. Naturalization requires lots of paperwork and forms, so seeking help from our attorneys at the firm could greatly reduce the time it takes to complete the process.

Residency / Green Card

Lawful permanent residents are granted a green card, or a document that authorizes permanent residence and grants immigrants the right to work and live in the United States lawfully. The process of obtaining a green card could be extremely competitive, and the government has even tried to lessen the load of green card requests by issuing a green card lottery, through which 55,000 green cards are rewarded to immigrants across the nation at random.


Immigrants visiting the United States for an extended or permanent duration will often require a visa. Variations in the details of a requested visa - from duration to permitted territories - can make the entire procedure seem like an overly complicated headache to most people. Furthermore, interviews and multiple fees may be included in the process. Weeks of time may be saved if the individual hires an immigration law attorney before applying for a visa.


There are many types of waivers involved in immigration law. If immigrants find themselves ineligible for a visa, they can apply for a waiver to attain a visa. Other waivers include provisional unlawful presence waivers, which allow individuals to wait in the U.S. while their application for permanent residence is being decided at the consulate. Individuals who have been in the U.S. for more than 180 days of unlawful presence must obtain a waiver of inadmissibility to avoid any legal repercussions.

Contact The Office for a Case Evaluation

Let our Attorneys assist you in your immigration matters. Trying to take on the complex immigration system on your own could potentially lead to devastating results, such as deportation. Do not hesitate to get the counsel and guidance that you need when looking to immigrate to the United States.

Lopez & Rhodes PLLC is dedicated specifically to serving clients with their immigration law needs; assisting families with achieving their citizenship dreams; and helping immigrants avoid criminal consequences.

Houston Immigration Attorney Lopez understands how important a successful immigration process is for you and can be trusted to support you every step of the way.

Contact the firm as soon as possible or schedule your case evaluation!

Why We Make The Difference:

  • Nearly 10 Years of Experience

  • Former ICE Experience

  • Dedication and Compassion to Every Client's Situation

  • Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association