Traveling to the United States permanently or temporarily is a major legal undertaking. The United States protects its borders well, and acquiring legal status within the U.S. can be an uphill battle.

Whether you are currently residing in the United States and are undocumented or are planning to come to the United States, our Waco, Texas immigration lawyers at the law offices of Simer & Tetens can help.

Call us today at 254-412-2300 for accurate answers to all of your immigration law questions.

Our Immigration Law Practice Areas

Our Texas immigration attorneys commit ourselves to getting you the help you need. We assist clients in different areas of immigration law, including:

Deferred Action

Deferred Action refers to a status that the government may grant to certain immigrants who are in the country illegally. It does not provide legal status, but it does delay–sometimes indefinitely–deportation. If you are protected under Deferred Action or are wondering about your Deferred Action status, we can help.

Work Permits

Even if you are within the United States legally, you may not be legally allowed to work depending on your visa type. Our experienced Waco, TX immigration lawyers can help you understand the criteria for securing a work permit.

Family-Based Claims

Family is extremely important, and the thought that a legal status may prevent you from being with your family can be heartbreaking. Our Texas immigration attorneys can help you to pursue a family-based claim for naturalization, residency, and more in the United States.

Removal Proceedings and Deportation

One of the scariest things as an immigrant in the United States is the risk of being deported if you are not within the country legally, or if your legal status expires.

If you are facing deportation and removal from the United States, you should hire a skilled Waco, Texas immigration attorney immediately. An attorney can advocate for you, and hopefully reach a solution that allows you to stay within the United States.

View our Deportation practice area page.

Business Immigration

Sometimes, a trip or move to the United States is not personal, but business-related. If you are traveling to the United States for business or educational purposes, you will require a specific visa type. Our attorneys can assist you in knowing which type of visa you need and securing it.


While there are two main categories of visas for those entering the United States–resident and non-resident–there are dozens of different sub-categories.

As such, knowing what type of visa you need to apply for can be difficult. Additionally, the stipulations with each type of visa are also complex. Our attorneys will review your case and guide you in submitting the appropriate visa for your situation.

View our Visas practice area page.


An immigration judge may not rule in your favor. When this is the case, you may be able to appeal the decision. In order to do so, you will need a talented attorney on your side who is comfortable and experienced in handling appeals like yours.

If you have any other immigration law issue in Waco, Texas or need a Waco immigration lawyer on your side, we can help.

The Immigrant Visa Process – Why Work with an Immigration Attorney?

The immigrant visa process is very complex. While the specifics vary on a case-by-case basis, if you are applying for a visa to the United States, you will need to submit a petition, pay fees, begin the National Visa Center Process (NVCP), collect and submit all required documentation and forms, and pass an interview.

The type of visa that you are seeking can complicate matters, and if you are already living in the United States but are undocumented and are within the U.S. illegally, the process becomes much more complex.

No matter your situation or its complexity, working with an immigration attorney is a wise idea.

An immigration attorney can help you by:

  • Explaining the type of visa that you may be eligible for;
  • Assisting you in gathering documents and filling out your application;
  • Helping you to prepare for an immigration interview;
  • Appealing your case if you have been denied a visa;
  • Reviewing your options if you have been deported or are about to be deported; and
  • Representing you if you are an immigrant living within the United States who has been accused of or convicted of a crime.

Ultimately, a lawyer helps to ensure that the process unfolds as smoothly as possible and that you have best possible chance at achieving your desired outcome.

At the law offices of Simer & Tetens, our Waco, Texas immigration lawyers are here to do whatever it takes for you. No matter your circumstances or your goal, we provide competent, quality legal representation.

Why You Should Choose Simer & Tetens Immigration Lawyers in Waco

Choosing the right lawyer to handle your immigration matter is a big deal; the outcome of your immigration case could have a huge impact on the outcome of your future and your life.

At our law office, every single client is a priority, and we treat our clients as we would members of our own family – with respect, dignity, and compassion.

Our expert Waco, Texas immigration lawyers have years of experience, providing insight into immigration law and its many changes over the years. We stay up-to-date on laws and practices and are confident in our ability to provide you with the best representation.

For Spanish-speaking clients, we have a Spanish-speaking legal assistant and paralegal on staff, both of whom are ready to help.

Contact Us Today for Your Free Consultation

You should not attempt to handle your Texas immigration issue on your own. Unless you are knowledgeable in immigration law, attempting to represent yourself during your immigration case could have negative repercussions.

Instead, work with a professional who knows what they are doing and who cares about the outcome of your case.

You can reach our attorneys today for a free consultation by calling us directly at 254-412-2300 or by sending us a message online.

Source: Migration Policy Institute