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

By David 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 David 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…

New Executive Order on Immigration Outlines Status Quo, Generally

By David Kirby
April 24, 2020
On Monday evening, President Trump tweeted about temporarily suspending legal immigration into the United States: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into…

Founding Shareholder Leslie Giron Kirby Earns Board Certification

By David Kirby
January 29, 2020
The Giron Kirby Law Group is pleased to announce that Founding Shareholder Leslie Giron Kirby has earned Board Certification in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Congratulations Leslie!  This significant mark of distinction is but one more accolade in Leslie’s growing resume, and…

GKLG Participates in the HYLF Adopt-an-Angel Program

By David Kirby
December 18, 2019
The attorneys and staff of the Giron Kirby Law Group were happy and excited to participate in the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation’s (“HYLF”) annual Adopt-an-Angel program.  A deserving thank you goes out to firm attorneys Leslie Giron Kirby and Teressa Messer as well as firm paralegal Mariana Vasquez for donating…

Teresa Messer Joins GKLG

By David Kirby
November 20, 2019
The Giron Kirby Law Group is excited to announce that Texas attorney Teresa Messer has joined the firm.  Teresa brings a wealth of immigration related knowledge and experience to the practice. Teresa’s own experience as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants cultivated her desire to assist other…

Giron Kirby Law Group, PLLC ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

By David Kirby
November 5, 2019
November 4, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the tenth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Giron Kirby Law Group, PLLC has…

GKLG’s New Website Goes Live!

By David Kirby
October 16, 2019
The Giron Kirby Law Group is excited to announce the launch of its new website.  The launch culminates years of design and planning work.  We hope that you find it easy to use and informative.  We invite you to peruse the site and reach out…