& Credible Fear
Criminal Defense for
Citizens & Non-Citizens
Residency & Waivers
DACA & Special Immigrant
Visas for Victims of Crimes
& Domestic Violence
Welcome to Walker Gates Vela
We’re glad you’re here. Let us help you stay.
At Walker Gates Vela PLLC, we believe that immigration is a human right. We recognize and honor the role of immigrants in our country’s success, and we welcome the opportunity to fight for clients in the process of obtaining legal immigration status here. Through excellent and tenacious legal representation, and exceptional customer service, Walker Gates Vela fights for the immigrant community in their quest to build lives with security, prosperity, and justice in the United States. With that mission in mind, WGV advocates for clients using every tool at our disposal. We help clients with family-based immigration, criminal defense, deportation defense, asylum and credible fear, detention release, visas for victims of crime, trafficking, and domestic violence, and applications for naturalization and citizenship. We are glad you are here, and we want to help you stay.
WGV in the News
Jose “Chito” Vela discusses the new changes to asylum policies with FOX 7 Austin’s Mike Warren and Rebecca Thomas.
Meet Our Partners
Jose "Chito" Vela III
Attorney at LawJose “Chito” Vela III was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 with a degree in History, he went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Public Administration before pursuing his law degree at the University of Texas School of Law. Read More.
AttorneyJacqueline offers seventeen years of experience representing clients from diverse backgrounds in citizenship and naturalization applications, family-based immigration cases, defense from removal, asylum, and other complicated immigration matters. Read More.
Alicia Perez, Esq.
Attorney at LawAlicia has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 2007, and has a wide range of experience in court and administrative law, including Family, Low-Income Tax Law, and Immigration. She is a boundless and passionate defender of human rights and seeks to fight injustice at every level of the system. Read More.