Immigration Law

Immigration Law

Whether you traveled to the United States to flee persecution or reunite with your family members, the Law Office of Selina Alaniz is ready to represent you throughout your journey. We will handle your case with compassion and devote individualized attention in analyzing and preparing your case. When it comes to immigration issues, we understand the various issues you face when attempting to obtain legal immigration status.

The Law Office of Selina Alaniz will fight for your rights and handle each case with the care and dignity necessary to achieve a favorable outcome in your case. We are sensitive to the difficulties you and your family may be facing, and will take the time to listen to your case and provide skillful representation to protect what is most important to you. The Law Office of Selina Alaniz may be retained for any of the following areas of immigration law:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Citizenship/ Naturalization

  • Preparation and filing of
  • Application for
  • Naturalization
  • Naturalization interviews
  • Naturalization appeals

Removal/ Deportation Defense

  • Bond Hearings
  • Requests for Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Asylum
  • Withholding of Removal
  • Protection under the Convention Against Torture
  • Waivers of Removal
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Motions to Reopen
  • Appeals

Family Based Petitions

  • Preparation and filing of a relative visa petition (Form I-130)
  • Preparation and filing of adjustment of status application (Form I-485)
  • Preparation and filing of affidavit of support (Form I-864)
  • Preparation and filing of application to remove condition on residency (I-751)

FBI/DHS – What do I do if the FBI or DHS request interview with me?

Contact a Lawyer before you speak with DHS or the FBI!

  • You have the right to a lawyer before you meet with anyone from DHS or the FBI.
  • You can decline the interview, but this may be viewed as suspicious in some cases.
  • Note: If you receive any document from the FBI/DHS, we recommend you contact our office immediately.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a government agency that is responsible for enforcing U.S. immigration laws and keeping the borders secure. DHS tries to keep communities safe by identifying people who are doing things that the U.S. government does not support, such as supporting organizations or people by sending money to groups overseas that the U.S. government does not support.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a government agency that monitors internal U.S. security and fights domestic and international terrorism.
  • The FBI or DHS may interview asylum seekers or refugees with regard to general community engagement or something potentially concerning in your history before you came to the U.S. or since you came to U.S., and they need additional information.
  • The FBI or DHS may ask you for one or multiple interviews; neither of these is necessarily a bad indication.
You have the right to have an attorney present. There are legal organizations in Houston that may be able to provide you a free attorney.

  • You have the right to set the time and place for the interview.
  • You have the right to find out the questions they will ask beforehand.
  • You have the right to have an interpreter present. There are legal organizations in Houston that may be able to provide you a free interpreter.
    Note: There is NO automatic deportation – you have many due process and procedural rights, such as the right to attorney (not at government expense), the right to hearing, and more.
  • Ask to see a badge or business card at the beginning of the interview.
  • Ask the person for their name, title, agency, phone number, and email address. Write it down, and keep a record.
  • Write down what was asked or discussed during the interview. You may also record the interview on your phone instead of keeping written notes.
  • You have a right to refuse to hand over documents
  • If you do not understand the question, seek clarification before answering.
  • You have the right to answer only the questions you feel comfortable answering. No matter what, assume that everything you say is on the record.
  • You can end the interview at any point if it becomes combative, you feel uncomfortable, or you want to speak to an attorney.

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If you are searching for an experienced, dedicated, fearless, and aggressive attorney, look no further than the Law Office of Selina Alaniz.
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