IMMIGRATION & NATIONALITY LAW
"Ana Maria is a great lawyer who stands behind her work and always answered any questions my my husband and I had. We were filing a simple petition for permanent residency but ran into issues at the interview, with the immigration officer accusing us of visa fraud because I was on a student visa at the time we got married. Ana Maria stuck by us during this time, and filed an appeal with the immigration office free of charge, because she believed the immigration office made an error in judgment. She consulted with specialists in Houston and researched case law on our behalf - all free of charge. She also advised us on how to contact congress to put pressure on the immigration office to review our appeal in a timely fashion. Due to the advice on Ana Maria and the efforts of Senator Cornyn's office on our behalf, the decision of the immigration office was overturned, and I am now a legal permanent resident. We avoided having to file an I-601 because of Ana Maria's advice, which saved us thousands of dollars. Ana Maria would have made more money if we had to file but she was happy we did not have to and helped immensely in getting us to that point. She is a lawyer that truly looks out for her clients best interests. If you need help with an immigration attorney who stands behind her work and truly cares about the people she is helping, you could not do better than Ana Maria. She was with us for what was a year long process. She is easy to talk to and a pleasure to deal with. Not only does she know the law, but she knows which people in congress you should talk to, and who all the immigration officers are, something you could only get with an experienced immigration attorney." - L.D.
“I must use this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you rendered to make my case successful. Your professionalism and customized manner in which you handled my case made it happen. Everybody is happy for me. It was nice and surprising to see, all what you told me about my case and what is going to happen through the process, has become reality. It was indeed my pleasure to meet you Ana Maria, after all the time I have spent looking for an immigration lawyer to take care of my case and get my green card. I always have a good impression about you since the first discussion we had. You are the kind of person that anyone can really feel free to talk to about his problems and concerns, which is important in the whole immigration issue. Also I appreciate the value and time you give to everyone of your customers, not mentioning how fast you answer your clients' emails. Thank you a million times.”- M.B.
"Attorney Schwartz is a very knowledgeable, compassionate, and experienced immigration attorney. Ana helped me in applying and securing a marriage-based permanent residence in 2014. Ana was instrumental in helping us and guiding us every step of the way. Ana deeply understands the nuances of the complex immigration laws. She is very resolute and supportive and has gone through this process multiple times. USCIS sent us an RFE and a NOID, respectively, even after submitting a very comprehensive application packet. Ana helped us in successfully replying to these notices and kept following up with USCIS when they delayed in responding to us. She also suggested that we reach out to our local Congressman’s office to get timely response from USCIS. It worked! Ana is a very capable attorney that you need in your corner when working through a complex immigration case." - A.M.
“I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for Ana Maria for all she did in securing legal residency for my husband. From our first phone conversation I knew that I could trust her and she would do what needed to be done!
I set up a meeting (she worked around my schedule) and I was impressed with her professionalism and caring nature. Since my husband couldn’t work, I told her money would be an issue and she worked out a payment plan. That was a HUGE relief.
Ana Maria encouraged me and kept me focused on getting the I-601 waiver that would get my husband back home with me. She worked late at night and on weekends to meet the deadline for our next appointment which was scheduled less than 60 days later.
Her thoroughness and attention to detail resulted in a successful adjudication and my husband’s waiver was approved and he received his permanent residence. He was able to come home with me! Yeah!!
She was such a blessing in this journey we had to take, but I am grateful that I was able to meet such a gentle person along the way. My heart overflows.” - M.G.
“My husband and I came into this immigration process unsure of our future together in the United States. Ana Maria Schwartz was highly recommended to us and we are so blessed to have worked with her. She was readily available, personable, but most importantly she was knowledgeable about the immigration process and laws. She worked diligently on our case and the end product was fantastic. At the immigrant visa interview, the consular officer commented that our lawyer, Ms. Schwartz, did an excellent job! My husband was approved for his immigrant visa, and our future in the United States is now secure.” – K.M.
"Ana Maria did an outstanding job on our case - my wife was petitiong for permanent residency for me. From the beginning, our case was described to us as uncomplicated, and everything did go very smoothly. So ours was a standard procees. Still, this much I can say:
- Ana Maria's professionalism, experience, knowledge of the law, and responsiveness to any and all questions are top notch. I have had the (mis)fortune to work with high-end corporate immigration lawyers in three countries - at all times Ana Maria provided equivalent or better service.
- All of the above is combined with a personal touch, empathy, and consideration that was essential to put me and my wife at ease that we will navigate the process successfuly.
-Ana Maria cares deeply not just about the law, but also about justice. It is very obvious that what she does is a calling for her - a welcome trait for a practitioner of the law.
I highly recommend Ana Maria's services." - D.K.
"I cannot heap enough praise on Ana Maria Schwartz and her staff. My somewhat complicated case began in 2010/11 and Ana Maria supported me from start to finish. I am finally a proud US Citizen today and I couldn’t have done it without Ana Maria. She walked me through every step and was there anytime I needed help, advice or guidance. The process almost seemed too easy with her help. If you need a professional, kind, understanding and patient attorney through your immigration journey then please contact Ana Maria Schwartz. I’m glad I did!"
"What can I say? Immigrating to the states is a long and difficult and scary process. From the very beginning to the end Ana and her team have been prompt, knowledgeable, compassionate, dedicated and reassuring. I highly recommend anyone needing help and direction to go with Ana. Fellow LGBT family, she is the one to go with. Thank you Ana!!!!!" - K.F.