The Immigration Section of Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C. (The Firm) is experienced in the complex and dynamic nature of immigration law. Clients seeking citizenship, naturalization, or visas will find thoughtful legal experts who can provide assistance navigating the legal system. The Section attorneys serve as consulting attorneys to the Mexican Consulate in El Paso, allowing them to stay up-to-date on changes in immigration policy.

The Section can provide legal advice for the following matters:

Family Based Immigration

Section attorneys advise on I-130 petitions for the immigration of eligible family members, adjustment of status for eligible applicants and consular processing for those pursuing a green card.


Section attorneys advise clients on the appropriate waivers such as the I-601A, I-601 and the I-212, and the application process for each.

Naturalization, Derivative Citizenship

Eligible applicants for naturalization and/or derivative citizenship can obtain legal advice from the Section regarding the application process.

Victims of Crimes/Family Violence

Section attorneys counsel clients who may have been victims of domestic violence who are the child, parent, or current/former spouse of a United States citizen or permanent resident, as they may be eligible to apply for permanent residence status.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas

Section attorneys have experience in assisting foreign children navigate the Special Immigrant Juvenile Program to help those who have been abused, abandoned or neglected attain a green card to permanently live and work in the United States.

Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals

Section attorneys counsel clients in the application or renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Anyone requesting DACA must have been under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012. You must also be at least 15 years or older to request DACA, unless you are currently in removal proceedings or have a final removal or voluntary departure order.

Special Appearances

The Section’s seasoned attorneys will make special appearances on behalf of a client, representing him/her in immigration and jurisdictional matters.

Removal Defense

Section attorneys counsel clients in removal proceedings; building a defense against deportation. Section attorneys have had success in helping clients remain in the United States by calling on experience and proven strategies.

Religious Visas

Section attorneys assist clients in obtaining an EB-4 visa, for ministers and non-ministers in religious vocations and occupations for the purpose of performing religious work in a full-time compensated position.

Intracompany Transferee

Section attorneys counsel organizations with locations in the United States and abroad in obtaining L-1A and L-1B visas.

Treaty Traders

Section attorneys counsel clients in obtaining E-1 designation, allowing individuals or employees of a qualifying organization be admitted to the United States solely to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf.

Treaty Investors

Section attorneys counsel clients in obtaining E-2 designation, allowing individuals or employees of a qualifying organization admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business.

TN NAFTA Temporary Professionals

Section attorneys counsel organizations with qualifying employees and individuals in obtaining TN NAFTA permits for qualified Mexican and Canadian citizens seeking temporary entry in the United States to engage in business activities at a professional level.

Employment Based Petitions

Section attorneys counsel organizations in the petition process of employment-based immigrant visas, including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 and EB-5. Attorneys will provide an overview of the requirements of each category and assist organizations in the application process, including the identification of which category to file under.

Temporary Protective Status

Section attorneys will assist individuals in being granted temporary protective status.

1-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Section attorneys have extensive experience in assisting clients in maintaining all the appropriate paperwork and designations to stay in good standing with the U.S. government. Attorneys are on hand to assist in the filling out and filing of the 1-90 Application to replace an individuals permanent resident card.

Practicing Attorneys in Immigration

El Paso Texas Attorney Carla Canales
Carla Canales
El Paso Texas Attorney Cynthia Canales
Cynthia Canales
El Paso Texas Law Firm