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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

 Immigration Court   Proceedings

 

  • Detained & Non-Detained Case

  • Master Calendar Hearing

  • Bond Hearings

  • Adjustment of Status 

  • Cancellation of Removal for U.S. Residents

  • Cancellation of Removal for Non-U.S. Residents

  • Waivers

Employer Compliance
  • Proactive Form I-9 Audits

  • ICE Form I-9 Audits

Humanitarian Benefits

  • Asylum (with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services or in Court)

  • U and T visas

  • VAWA

  • Deferred Action

  • Stay of Removal 

  • Order of Supervision

  • Waivers

 

Angelique Montano has been practicing immigration law for 16 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.

 

EDUCATION

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

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

 

LICENSED

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 and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

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.  

She will be speaking on immigration topics at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Immigration Law conference in Houston on February 1, 2019 and at the State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute conference in Galveston on April 26, 2019."

 

RECOGNITION

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 has earned selection to Best Lawyers in America© (2013, 2015 and 2016).  She was also named as one of Texas’ Outstanding Young Lawyers in Immigration Law (2013). 

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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.

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

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. Holde

  • 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

 

CONTACT US

The Law Office of Angelique Montano, PLLC

Phone:  (281) 760-1609

OUR ADDRESS:

12600 N. Featherwood, Drive, Suite 107, Houston, Texas 77034

 

Welcome

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 and nonimmigrant visa categories within employment

  • extraordinary ability to religious workers

  • waivers

  • immigration court proceedings

  • analysis of immigration consequences of crimes

  • employer compliance issues