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…

Leslie Giron Kirby Interviewed for NPR Piece on Aftermath of Houston Stash House Raid that Rescued 29 Migrants

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

International Students on F-1 Visas are in the Trump Administration’s Crosshairs; While an Injunction is likely, don’t be Complacent

By Leslie Kirby
July 9, 2020
The Monday following a long 4th of July weekend celebrating the independence of the United States of America, the Trump administration again shocked the American public by announcing that foreign students in the United States on F-1 or M-1 nonimmigrant visas whose course loads are carried out exclusively online…

How U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Running Out of Money Could Affect You

By Leslie Kirby
June 23, 2020
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) declared in a letter to Congress that the coronavirus pandemic had caused unavoidable budget shortfalls. USCIS is funded by fees from visa petitions and immigration benefit applications. It estimates that it will run out of money this year. It has asked Congress…