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Family-Based Immigration
  • Immigrant Visa Petitions for Spouses, Children, and Parents of U.S. Citizens
  • Immigrant Visa Petitions for Spouses and Unmarried Children of Lawful Permanent Residents
  • Immigrant Visa Petitions for Siblings of U.S. Citizens
Employment-Based Immigration
  • Non-immigrant Visa Petitions for Work Visas, such as E-1/E-2, H-1B, H-3, TN, L-1, O-1, and R-1

  • PERM Labor Certification

  • Immigrant Visa Petitions such as Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher/Professor,Multinational Manager/Executive, Exceptional Ability, and National Interest Waiver

Naturalization & Citizenship


  • Naturalization

  • Automatic Citizenship

  • Derivative Citizenship

  • U.S. Passport Applications for Complex Citizenship Situations

Employer Compliance
  • Proactive Form I-9 Audits

  • ICE Form I-9 Audits

Humanitarian Benefits

  • U Visas for Victims of Crimes

  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

  • Other Types of Deferred Action

  • Waivers



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Angelique Montano has been practicing immigration law for more than 22 years.  Her deep desire to be of service to people led her into the field. Born in Missouri, Ms. Montano grew up in North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Journalism and Spanish.  Inspired by her mother’s story as an immigrant from Panama, she decided to move to Texas after college and serve immigrants at Catholic Charities in Houston.  Her casework at Catholic Charities with refugees, asylees, and other immigrants, including abused women and children, motivated her to attend law school at the University of Houston. 

During law school, she worked in the University of Houston’s Immigration Clinic, gaining further hands-on experience in immigration law.  She also clerked at the immigration law firm Tindall & Foster, PC, which later became FosterQuan LLP.  After law school, she continued working at Tindall & Foster, PC, rising to senior attorney.  Later, she joined the immigration law firm of De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendariz, LLP to open the firm’s new Houston office.   In January 2015, she joined Quan Law Group, PLLC, and was named partner at the firm a year later.  In January 2018, she opened her own law firm.  She is fluent in Spanish.



University of North Carolina 
(B.A. Journalism and Spanish 1996)

University of Houston Law Center 
(J.D. 2001, cum laude)



  • State Bar of Texas

  • Board Certified – Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court & the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. 



Ms. Montano brings extensive experience at all levels, from Immigration Court to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

She has been a Guest Lecturer at the South Texas College of Law, Federal Litigation and Immigration Law Class, and at the University of Houston Law Center, Family Immigration Class. 

She has been a Co-Panelist on the national webinar on “Advanced Ability to Pay” in Petitions for Immigrant Workers hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and at a session regarding employment-based immigration at Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law’s 2006 Immigration Law Conference. 

She also was a Co-Presenter on the topic of human trafficking to the U.S. State Department Delegation of individuals representing countries including the U.K., Italy, Germany, Ireland, Turkey, Cyprus, and Kosovo.  

Among the various articles she has written over the years about immigration law, the Best Lawyers website published her article, "Immigration in Review" in January 2018, found at

She spoke on immigration topics at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Immigration Law conference in Houston in February 2019 and at the State Bar of Texas Immigration Law 101 conference in Houston in February 2023. She also spoke at the State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute conference in Galveston in April 2019.  She has also spoken for the State Bar of Texas's Family & Immigration Law Sections conferences in April 2021 and May 2022.


She is a regular contributor to the Texas Family Law Section Report published quarterly, where she writes on the intersection of immigration law with family law.

She has been member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2001.  



Ms. Montano was named a Texas Super Lawyer in Immigration Law for 2014 and was previously named a Texas Rising Star in Immigration Law (2006, 2008-2013) by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly magazine. She was also named as one of Texas’ Outstanding Young Lawyers in Immigration Law (2013). She has earned selection to Best Lawyers in America© (2013, 2015, 2016, 2019-2024). 



Ms. Montano has volunteered with immigration legal assistance programs at Catholic Charities of Houston and the YMCA International in Houston.  She has also been a pro bono attorney for the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children and a former volunteer attorney for the Women’s Advocacy Project based in Austin. She also served on the AILA Liaison Committee for U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s Houston office.



Additionally, she has made numerous media appearances including:

  •  “Immigration Lawyer Savors Supreme Win,” Houston Chronicle local edition, February 16‐22, 2012, regarding the successful U.S. Supreme Court case, Umer v. Holder

  • Telemundo Broadcast on Immigration Fraud, Featured on August 22,  2011

  • Telemundo Broadcast on Possibility of Colombian Nationals Obtaining Temporary Protection Status, March 21, 2011

  • Univision Broadcast on who can qualify for the special immigrant juvenile status, Jan. 13, 2011

  • Univision Broadcast on the Likelihood and Limits of a Presidential Executive Order in Lieu of Comprehensive Immigration Reform



The Law Office of Angelique Montano, PLLC

Phone:  (281) 760-1609


12600 N. Featherwood, Drive, Suite 205, Houston, Texas 77034

By appointment only.  Currently offering telephone & Zoom videoconferences.  Please call ahead before dropping off documents at our office.



At the Law Office of Angelique Montano, PLLC, we strive to represent each client to the best of our abilities.  Each client has a story, a dream, and a goal.  Our objective is to help each client with his or her goal.  The practice of U.S. immigration law is ever-changing: as the law changes; as the government changes how it reviews cases; and as our clients' situations change.  We work with each client to try to make navigation through the immigration legal system as smooth as it can be. 

Angelique Montano represents corporate and individual clients with business and family-based immigration matters in the following areas:

  • All immigrant & nonimmigrant visa categories within employment, from extraordinary ability to religious workers

  • PERM Labor Certification

  • All types of family-based petitions & residency applications

  • Naturalization & citizenship

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

  • U Visas for Victims of Crimes

  • Waivers

  • Analysis of immigration consequences of crimes

  • Employer compliance issues

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