Can the “Fast Track” Green Card Help Solve the Nursing Shortage?

By Leslie Kirby
June 16, 2021

The Nurse Journal recently published an article on the shortage of nurses in the United States. The article utilizes the Bureau of Health Workforce database to demonstrate a present and significant nursing shortage on a national scale.  As we all know from experience, nurses are responsible for promoting health, advocating for patients, and advancing the […]

New Supreme Court Ruling Offers Fresh Path to Halt Deportation of Deserving Immigrants

By Leslie Kirby
May 18, 2021

On April 29, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision providing new hope for immigrants and advocates navigating the complex and confusing world of the immigration court system.   The opinion in Niz-Chavez v. Garland requires the government to specify the date and time for an individual in deportation proceedings to appear before an Immigration […]

Teresa Messer Again Selected as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in Immigration

By David Kirby
March 29, 2021

The Giron Kirby Law Group is proud to announce that Teresa Messer has again been recognized as a Texas Rising Star in 2021 for her work in immigration law, as published by Super Lawyers.  This is Teresa’s fifth consecutive year receiving this distinction. Rising Star honorees must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for […]

Leslie Giron Kirby Interviewed for NPR Piece on Houston Migrant Stash House Raid

By David Kirby
January 12, 2021

This morning, Houston Public Media aired a story concerning the aftermath of the recent rescue of 29 migrants from a Houston stash house who were being held against their will in an effort to extract ransom from their family members back in Mexico and Central America. Firm founding shareholder Leslie Giron Kirby was interviewed for […]

USCIS Accepting New and Renewal DACA Requests, For Now

By Leslie Kirby
December 15, 2020

Last month, Federal Judge Garaufis ordered the Trump Administration to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. DACA is a form of administrative relief from deportation. The purpose of DACA is to protect eligible immigrant youth, dreamers, who were brought to the United States when they were children. DACA gives young undocumented immigrants […]

Giron Kirby Law Group Selected to 2021 List of “Best Law Firms”

By David Kirby
November 30, 2020

The Giron Kirby Law Group is pleased to announce its selection for inclusion in the 11th Edition of “Best Law Firms,” a joint publication of Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report based on their ranking of more than 15,000 firms in various areas of legal practice. This is the second year the firm […]

Immigration Injunction Watch: One Dissolved (TPS), One Handed Down (Immigration Fees)

By Leslie Kirby
September 30, 2020

Temporary Protected Status Cleared to End On September 14, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction suspending the termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for beneficiaries from Sudan, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.  In dissolving the injunction, the court found that the Trump administration was within its legal authority to end […]

Leslie Giron Kirby Recognized as Best Lawyer in Immigration Law

By David Kirby
September 3, 2020

The Best Lawyers in America, a widely regarded guide to legal excellence, has recognized Leslie Giron Kirby as one of the Best Lawyers in its 2021 edition.  Leslie was selected as a Best Lawyer in Immigration Law and has been so recognized every year since 2018. Leslie is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas […]

Leslie Giron Kirby & Teresa Messer Selected as Texas Immigration Super Lawyers

By David Kirby
August 17, 2020

The Giron Kirby Law Group is proud to announce that Leslie Giron Kirby and Teresa Messer have been recognized by Super Lawyers as Texas Rising Stars for 2020. Rising Star honorees are selected by Super Lawyers, a division of Thompson Reuters, based on independent research, peer nominations, and evaluation by an advisory board. Super Lawyers […]

Trump Administration Rescinds Rules on Foreign Students Studying Online

By Leslie Kirby
July 15, 2020

Facing eight federal lawsuits as well as opposition from hundreds of colleges and universities and the public at large, the Trump Administration has ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) to rescind the guidance issued on July 6, 2020 that would have required F-1 and M-1 international students to take in-person courses during the upcoming fall […]