U.S. Immigration laws are complex and change often. The Attorney for Students (AFS) Office is here to help Bobcats understand their rights and responsibilities under the law with respect to their current immigration status or ability to change their status. The AFS Office is available to answer any and all questions related to U.S. Immigration laws and how they may affect you.
The Attorney for Students Office is comprised of three attorneys with more than 35 years of combined legal experience. Additionally, the Attorney for Students has over ten years of immigration experience, so Bobcats can rest assured that their case is in good hands.
Our office--including attorneys and all of our office staff--is bound by the duty of confidentiality and attorney client privilege. Any communication you make with our office, including phone calls, emails, and virtual or in-person meetings, are protected and privileged. Information about your status or other personal information is safe here.
To make an appointment with an immigration attorney, call our office at (512) 245-2370. Be sure to have your student ID # (ex: A01234567) available to schedule an appointment.
REMEMBER: IMMIGRATION LAW IS COMPLEX AND COMPLICATED AND APPLIES DIFFERENTLY TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE DEPENDING ON STATUS AND OTHER FACTORS. IF YOU HAVE AN IMMIGRATION QUESTION OR ANOTHER LEGAL ISSUE THAT COULD AFFECT YOUR LEGAL STATUS, CALL OUR OFFICE AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY.
CHECK OUT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY'S IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND RESOURCES.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Be advised that a notary ("notario") or paralegal is not authorized to practice law in the United States. In fact, it is against the law for a non-attorney to give legal counsel and advice. Many of these unauthorized "notaries" and "paralegals" operating on their own often provide inaccurate, incomplete, or completely fraudulent information to immigration on behalf of the immigrant. Ultimately, it will be the immigrant who is held responsible and denied the benefit sought.
Certain criminal convictions may affect your non-citizen status or ability to acquire legal status at a later time, so it's important to speak to an attorney any time you have contact with the criminal justice system.
All forms are available for free on the USCIS website. Please do not pay for forms related to your immigration case.
It is important to keep your address up to date at all times. To change your address with USCIS, use form AR-11.
TXST MONARCH CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS PROVIDES A NETWORK OF UNIVERSITY LEADERS OFFERING EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH, RESOURCES, AND SUPPORT IN THE FORM OF GUIDANCE AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND INCLUSION OF DACA AND IMMIGRANT STUDENTS.