Jordan Gonzalez is currently employed as an Associate Attorney. Mr. Gonzalez was raised in a Mexican-American home in McAllen, Texas. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas-Pan American with a degree in Political Science, Mr. Gonzalez moved to Houston to pursue his law degree at the University of Houston Law Center as a Global Scholar Fellow. He graduated in May 2017 and recently was issued a Texas license to practice law.
Mr. Gonzalez has developed work experience in various areas of the law, which include assisting Mexican nationals to recuperate their internationally abducted children at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City and holding U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers accountable for their actions at the American Civil Liberty Union. Since beginning his employment with Deason, Mr. Gonzalez has developed additional experience in the fields of corporate immigration law through his preparation of H-1B, TN, H-2A and J-1 visa petitions, employment-based permanent residency petitions, I-601A hardship waivers, and has assisted with the Firm’s litigation docket. In addition, Mr. Gonzalez is actively involved in the Firm’s removal cases where he assists foreign nationals from various countries to fight their deportations.
- Provided assistance to agricultural company’s sponsorship of H-2A agricultural labor from Mexico.
- Provided legal assistance for U-Visa, Naturalization, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ), and related work authorization cases as a member of the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic.
- Protecting due process and ensuring indigent clients received full due process while working at the Texas Innocence Project.
- Prepared EB-3 permanent residency petition on behalf of ranching company and farm worker.
- Resolved conflicts of law under The Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Abduction to ensure the restitution of abducted children.
- Handled family-based adjustment of status petitions.
- Drafted Motions to Reopen USCIS Denial of an H1B petition.
- Assisted TPS beneficiary to argue in favor of permanent residency after USCIS issued an RFE questioning eligibility.
- Member of the Hispanic Law Student Association
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D. Candidate 2017
- University of Texas – Pan American, B.A. Political Science 2014