Khoa D. (Steven) Nguyen

Attorney Steven Nguyen has been licensed since 2008 and is an experienced immigration attorney who has routinely handled a high volume of cases at both corporate and individual levels. His practice includes all areas of employment based immigration and complex waiver issues. He has successfully processed immigrant visas for executives of Fortune 500 companies, academic professors, and workers in the oil & gas and IT industries. Many of Attorney Nguyen’s clients are returning or referred from persons who have worked directly with Attorney Nguyen, earning their confidence through careful preparation and attention to detail.

Mr. Nguyen completed undergraduate studies from the University of Texas in Austin and was awarded his J.D., cum laude, from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, TX. While as a law student, he was awarded the CALI award for highest possible grade in Immigration Clinic and served a judicial clerk for California’s Orange County Superior Court. His work in the immigration clinic has led to a published, precedent decision from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. From 2010 – 2013, Attorney Nguyen worked at a nationally-ranked immigration firm, serving as a managing attorney, before branching out with a strategic business partner to start his own practice.

Steven has continues to be active in the legal community, helping community organizations and need-based individuals through volunteer work. He served a Director for the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and was a member of the Asian American Bar Association of Houston (AABA) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

In over 8 years, Steven has successfully managed cases in removal, consular-processing, temporary visas and permanent residency to the United States. He has appeared numerous times in immigration court and interviews to assure clients are well-represented in their matters. Currently, attorney Steven Nguyen has devoted much time to helping foreign nationals develop high-dollar investments for the emerging EB-5 million dollar investment market.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRATION

  • PERM Labor Certification
  • National Interest Waivers
  • Extraordinary Ability Visas
  • Religious Worker Program
  • Intracompany Transferees & Investor Visas

WAIVERS
AND BORDER ISSUES

  • I-601 Waivers for Unlawful Presence, Criminal Grounds or Misrepresentation
  • I-212 Waivers for Prior Removal
  • I-192 and §212(d)(3) Nonimmigrant Visa Waivers (Canadian & Consular)
  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Emergency Visitor Visas

FAMILY IMMIGRATION & CITIZENSHIP

  • Acquisition & Derivation of Citizenship
  • F-1 Student Reinstatement
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • NSEERS Registration Interviews
  • Adjustment of Status for VAWA and §245(i)

EDUCATION

  • TSU, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, J.D. 2008, cum laude
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2004

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas, November 2008
  • Asian American Bar Association (2008-2014)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (2008-2014)

PUBLISHED DECISIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Vasquez-Martinez v. Holder, 564 F.3d 712 (5th Cir. 2009) [Appellate Brief Co-Author]
  • “Ethical Issues in the I-864 Affidavit of Support,” 2016 Immigration Law and ECI Journal Symposium – CLE, Spring 2016

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Vietnamese