Anuj A. Shah is now a Board Certified Immigration Lawyer

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We’re proud to announce that Anuj A. Shah is now a Board Certified Immigration Lawyer. There are only 150 or so of them in Texas.

The Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment.
Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.

The process is voluntary and can only take place after an attorney has been in practice for five years, with a minimum of three years experience in the specialty area.

The Board Certification is not a one-time event. It requires an ongoing involvement in the specialty area which is periodically substantiated with references from peers in that field. It also requires annual professional refreshment through TBLS approved, continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in law.

If Congress will not do their job, at least we can do ours: President Obama


President Obama said he directed Secretary Johnson and Attorney General Holder to identify additional actions his administration can take on his own, within his existing legal authorities, to do what Congress refuses to do and fix as much of our immigration system as he can. 

“… If Congress will not do their job, at least we can do ours.  I expect their recommendations before the end of summer and I intend to adopt those recommendations without further delay.”

Anuj Shah Selected for the State Bar of Texas Leadership Program

It is our honor to announce that on July 29, 2014 that Mr. Anuj Shah was selected as a member of the 2014-15 class of the State Bar of Texas LeadershipSBOT program.


From the State Bar of Texas LeadershipSBOT website ….. Created in 2008 by then State Bar President Harper Estes, LeadershipSBOT is designed to increase diverse leadership participation within the legal community through the nomination of lawyers who possess both the desire and the potential to assume leadership roles in their communities and the State Bar of Texas. Central to the program’s mission is ensuring that participant demographics represent the diversity of the State of Texas — culturally, ethnically, geographically, and in practice area.

LeadershipSBOT participants will examine what is expected of leaders and, with the advice and guidance of current leaders, discover how to best engage in public involvement to be effective in the profession and in the community. The yearlong program consists of two training sessions and concludes with the presentation of group projects during the State Bar Annual Meetin

Children Immigration Issue

While immigration as an issue has certainly been a popular political football over the recent past, the tide of public opinion and support once again seem to be taking a turn, this time towards the more restrictionist policies espoused by the Republicans.  Will that trend be long-term, or will we see a shift back towards a more compassionate stance, even perhaps by this November’s elections, as the article appears to intimate?