Lawyers Serving Immigrants

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Up-to-date Immigration News

We stay up to date on all important immigration news, so you don’t have to.

Family-Based Petitions,

Residency & Waivers

Advocacy for Dreamers

& Immigrant Youth

Criminal &

Deportation Defense

Visas for Victims of Crimes

& Domestic Violence




& Citizenship

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 key role of immigrants in our country’s history, and we welcome the opportunity to assist clients in the process of obtaining legal immigration status here. Through excellence in legal representation and customer service, Walker Gates Vela aims to support the immigrant community in the quest to build a life with prosperity, and justice in the United States. With that mission in mind, WGV advocates for clients in all aspects of family-based immigration, criminal defense, deportation defense, humanitarian-based immigration, and applications for naturalization and citizenship. We are glad you are here, and we look forward to learning about your case.

WGV in the News

Jose “Chito” Vela denounces Trump administration’s family separation policies on Fox 7 News.

Meet Our Partners

Jennifer Walker Gates

Jennifer Walker Gates

Attorney at Law

Proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Jennifer has practiced exclusively immigration law since 2005. Jennifer is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Read More.

Jose "Chito" Vela III

Jose "Chito" Vela III

Attorney at Law

Jose “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.

Jacqueline Watson

Jacqueline Watson


Jacqueline 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.

Alicia Perez, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Alicia 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.

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505 East Huntland Drive,

Suite 300

Austin, TX 78752