Which states will get the most immigration lawyers?
Posted On August 9, 2021
HOUSTON — It was the first time the state legislature had approved the hiring of an immigration lawyer.
But that doesn’t mean the lawyers have to be Texans.
They can come from anywhere.
That’s the case for many who are already practicing immigration law.
It’s an industry that was once dominated by just a few states but has now become a juggernaut for Texas, which is now the biggest source of immigrants in the U.S.
The state’s immigration lawyer industry is growing, thanks in large part to its proximity to Houston, where immigrants can get a free legal advice.
But not all of them are Texans.
Some are immigrants from other countries.
And some of them aren’t even native-born Texans.
To learn more about the industry, we spoke to a few of the attorneys we interviewed.
They explained why the profession is booming and what it takes to be one.
We spoke with immigration lawyer and immigration attorney Sarah Schreiber who is the founder and president of The Immigration Law Institute.
Sarah is an immigration attorney who grew up in Germany, immigrated to the U, and now lives in Houston.
Her parents immigrated from China when she was in her early 20s.
Her parents were refugees, fleeing Nazi Germany.
She’s not a fan of the Nazis, but she knows her parents did it for the right reasons.
She also knows the American system is not the best for immigrants.
Schreiber says the country’s immigration system is broken, but the best solution is for immigration lawyers to get their clients to the United States, where the law is enforced.
She says the best way to get people to the country is to provide them with a legal system that is fair and equitable.
She says the only way immigration lawyers can grow is if they are bilingual.
She believes that will happen when bilingual immigration lawyers become more prevalent.
But as for the Texans, there are other states in the area who are hiring immigration lawyers and the law should be more lenient.