Houston Immigration Lawyer 

During the fiscal year 2023, Texas accounted for 59 percent of migrant encounters along its southwest border; during the 2024 fiscal year, it had 43 percent. When so much is at stake for immigrants who want to build a better life, it is crucial that they receive legal guidance from a knowledgeable and skilled immigration attorney. U.S. immigration is a highly complex and evolving system, which is often confusing and overwhelming, but  Martinez Immigration is here to help you achieve your goals 

We are committed to helping clients resolve their immigration issues successfully and efficiently, ranging from visa issues, naturalization and citizenship applications, deportation defense, and other matters. Virtual consultations are available at your convenience. Schedule yours today.  

Book a consultation with a Texas immigration lawyer today. 

Understanding Immigration Law in Houston

Texas is home to one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in the nation. In 2023, Texas lawmakers approved Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), which allows police to arrest individuals for illegally crossing the Texas-Mexico border. This controversial law makes crossing the Rio Grande a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail. Those charged with illegal reentry could face even more jail time.   

Mired in controversy, a federal appeals court blocked SB 4 ahead of a hearing brought by immigration advocates. Opponents, including the Department of Justice, believe the law infringes on the federal government’s authority over immigration and could lead to racial profiling.  

SB 4’s status currently remains in limbo. If it’s ultimately enforced, other states may be encouraged to file similar laws, creating more hurdles for those seeking to live, work, and travel in the U.S. safely and legally. This battle illustrates the tense legal and political climate immigrants face in Houston and across Texas.

Services Provided by an Immigration Lawyer in Houston, TX

With the future of SB 4 undetermined, it’s wise to have an experienced immigration firm that will keep you compliant with the latest immigration policies and requirements. We provide counsel, support, preparation, and representation for various immigration matters, including:  

  • Adjustment of status: Green Card application assistance and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) interview preparation. 
  • Asylum and refugee status: Consultations and application filing.  
  • Citizenship: Consultations and applications.  
  • DACA applications and renewals: Including appeals for temporary protective status.  
  • Expedite USCIS services: Determining eligibility and grounds for expediting.  
  • Green Card services: I-130, I-751 and I-485 petitions, I-765 applications.  
  • Humanitarian parole: Consultations for waivers and pardons.  
  • Humanitarian visas: Requests, consultations, and applications.  
  • Marriage-based applications: K1 visas, prior marriages or divorces, I-130 petitions, and denials. 
  • Naturalization: Eligibility, representation, applications, and preparation. 
  • Nonimmigrant visas: Religious and education visas, employment-based visas, and H2-B visas.   
  • Removal of conditions: Form I-751, consultations, and interview preparation.  
  • Returning resident visas: SB1 visas and Green Card reinstatements  
  • Waivers and pardons: I-601A waiver for unlawful presence and I-601 waiver for criminal history  


If your immigration issue is not listed, please contact us. It is a brief overview of typical immigration matters in Houston, but it is far from complete. Martinez Immigration offers custom legal solutions based on your unique needs and goals. 

Learn how a Texas Immigration attorney can help your case today. 

Schedule a Consultation with Martinez Immigration

Trust an experienced Houston immigration lawyer from Martinez Immigration. We will carefully review your case, explain your legal rights and responsibilities, help complete and file forms and applications, prepare you for interviews and hearings, and oversee appeals for denials. We help you avoid common mistakes and delays that add time, money, and stress to proceedings.   

You are not alone. Compassionate and skilled legal guidance is available. Book a virtual consultation with an immigration lawyer in Houston today.  

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No Matter What your immigration needs or questions are…

We take great pride in providing immigration services to our clients. Our mission to reunite families drives us to succeed.

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