Meet Sr. Case Manager Ivon

 


Ivon Hinojosa is our longest-serving star Sr. Case Manager. She has been with WGV for more than seven years, and she has experience working with all of the case types we handle. However, her work focuses now on immigration benefits for survivors of crime and domestic violence. Learn more about her, her background, and her work in this video!

You can contact Ivon by emailing her at [email protected]

If you or a loved one need legal assistance with any immigration matter, contact us at +1 512-633-1785 or schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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DACA Ruled Unlawful

 


A federal judge in Texas has ruled DACA unlawful. Fortunately, this will not affect current DACA holders, even if your DACA has expired. Current DACA holders can continue to renew and enjoy the benefits of the program. However, the judge will not allow the government to grant DACA to people who are applying for the first time.

If you recently filed a DACA application for the first time and have questions, contact your case manager or our main number by calling or texting (512) 633-1785.

If you want to know more about what is happening with DACA and what to expect, watch this video our attorney Jose “Chito” Vela created to explain how this may impact DACA beneficiaries.

If you or a loved one need legal assistance with any immigration matter, contact us at +1 512-633-1785 or schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Meet Case Manager Natalia de Paz

 


Meet the newest member of our team. Natalia de Paz recently joined our staff as a Case Manager. With several years of experience and a love for immigrants, Natalia brings us much-needed energy and inspiration. Natalia is located in our San Antonio office and will be handling our clients from San Antonio. If you wish to contact Natalia, you can email her at [email protected].

If you or a loved one need legal assistance with any immigration matter, contact us at +1 512-633-1785 or schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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USCIS Top Appointment Tips

 


After years of accompanying clients to several USCIS appointments, our lawyers Jennifer Walker Gates and Jacqueline Watson have learned what works well, what doesn’t, and how to best prepare. Watch this video to get these veteran attorneys’ top pointers for a successful appointment with USCIS.

Keep in mind that is always best to go to your USCIS appointments accompanied by your immigration lawyer. Their presence gives you back up and support, and if things were ever to get a little bit out of control, your lawyer can always jump in to clear the air.

We know that many things out of your control can also happen on your way to your appointment watch this video and download this guide to be prepared in case you miss your USCIS appointment.

If you or a loved one need legal assistance with any immigration matter, contact us at +1 512-633-1785 or schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys here

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Trump asylum policies overturned!

 


Recently immigration lawyers and immigrants have received great news; now we hear about new asylum policies that will benefit thousands of people. Please read about it here and watch our video to learn more about it.

Asylum policies have been modified and interpreted in many different ways, leaving us with plenty of questions and doubts. For example, we wonder if you can get asylum if you are a victim of domestic violence? This has been a decades-long battle, and during the Trump administration, it became almost impossible in large part because of two decisions: Matter of A-B- and Matter of L-E-A-.

In June of 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a harsh policy that gave immigration judges the green light to deny any asylum petition based on Gang Violence and Family Violence. Stating that if a government had laws against it, the U.S. should not be responsible for the unprotected victims of such crimes. This based on two rules Matter of A-B- and L-E-A-.

Now, the Biden administration is making positive changes. Attorney-General Garland has vacated A-B- and L-E-A-, meaning immigration judges can no longer rely on them to deny asylum applications. This great news brings a new light to asylum seekers in the USA. They are giving a chance for previously denied applicants to re-apply and protecting new victims of these crimes.

This new policy comes at a great time; with domestic violence and gang-related violence on the rise worldwide, the government is seeking new ways to grant opportunities to people in need.

To learn more, watch this video where lawyers Jennifer Walker Gates and Jacqueline Watson break down the critical information for asylum seekers in the United States today.

If you or a loved one need legal assistance with any immigration matter, contact us at +1 512-633-1785 or schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys here

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