6 Tips for U Visa and Undocumented Victims of Crime

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Kathryn N. Karam

Hi, I'm Kathryn Karam. I'm an immigration lawyer in Houston, Texas. I'm board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I've been practicing immigration for about 14 years. I wanted to talk to everyone today about the update that we all received in the last week from US Immigration regarding giving work permits to undocumented immigrant victims of crime or for people who have applied for the U Visa.

Citizenship Denied and Green Card Cancelled?

Posted on June 30, 2021 by Kathryn N. Karam


Citizenship denied and green card cancelled?  Hi, everyone, I'm Katherine Karam, founder of Karam Immigration law, a board certified, and practicing immigration attorney in Houston, Texas. I want to talk about a problem that I've been seeing a lot lately in the United States immigration system.

Immigration Policy Changes Under Biden Administration

Posted on May 05, 2021 by Kathryn N. Karam

On his first day in office, President Biden announced executive changes to U.S. immigration policy and support for congressional action to reform our immigration system. So many of us have been excited, hopeful, and curious – what exactly can we expect? How soon will these changes take effect?

Can I Still Apply for TPS?

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Nina Marie Amadi


Is TPS ending? Can I still apply for TPS? Do I need to do something before my TPS expires? These are questions that have come up for the last two years.

DACA Applications Post United States Supreme Court decision

Posted on September 10, 2020 by Nina Marie Amadi



In June 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision finding that the Trump administration’s attempt to terminate the DACA program was unlawful. The decision left many people confused because the Supreme Court did not say the program was legal or constitutional – it simply pointed out that the way in which the administration proceeded to terminate DACA was unlawful. Keep reading if you have questions about DACA applications post United States Supreme Court decision.

Is USCIS Going to Furlough Employees?

Posted on August 20, 2020 by Kathryn N. Karam

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably heard that USCIS is planning to furlough a majority of its employees because it needs more money. USCIS Deputy Director Joseph Edlow has stated that USCIS, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will have to furlough most of its employees by the end of August unless Congress approves additional funding for the agency.

Trump Order Suspending Work Visas during Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Nadine Chen

On June 22nd, President Trump issued a Proclamation to suspend the entry of individuals using temporary worker visas. This Proclamation comes 60 days after President Trump’s April 22, 2020 Proclamation, which suspended the issuance of family-based, employment-based, and green card diversity lottery immigrant visas for 60 days.

What Does the Supreme Court DACA Decision Mean?

Posted on June 19, 2020 by Kathryn N. Karam


On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s effort to end the DACA program, an Obama-era immigration program that offers legal protections to young immigrants brought to the United States as children. You might be asking yourself, what does the supreme court DACA decision mean?

USCIS Preparing to Reopen to the Public on June 4th

Posted on June 03, 2020 by Nina Marie Amadi

Last week, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is preparing to reopen some domestic offices to the public for non-emergency services beginning June 4th. USCIS will follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines to protect both the public and USCIS workers.

USCIS to Reopen Offices after COVID 19 Closures

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Nina Marie Amadi

Since March 18, 2020, USCIS field offices have been closed to the public for in-person services due to COVID-19. That closure is scheduled to end on June 4, 2020 when USCIS is slated to reopen to the public. As an immigration law office in Houston, we have had many questions regarding immigration cases. Here's what you need to know regarding your USCIS appointments.

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