Zelda Vasquez is an experienced immigration attorney at Whittenburg & Strange, P.C. who practices family-based and employment-based immigration, including naturalization/U.S. citizenship, litigation and Form I-9 compliance. Prior to joining Whittenburg & Strange she was an associate attorney in the second-largest immigration firm in the United States. She graduated Ampla cum Laude with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 with a B.A. in English and German. She then attended the University of Houston Law Center and was a student attorney at the Immigration Clinic before graduating with a J.D. in 2010. Her publications include: Update Editor, Removal Procedure,” Chapter 16A of Immigration Law and Procedure: Desk Edition (Matthew Bender 2015); “Mellouli v. Lynch Decision: You Can’t Be Deported for Possessing Only a Sock”, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis 7334 (June 2015); “Mellouli v. Holder: Removal from the United States for Possession of a Sock?”, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis 7298 (January 2015); Update Editor, “Temporary Workers,” Chapter 6 of Immigration Law and Procedure: Desk Edition (Matthew Bender 2015); “How Can I get a Green Card? Understanding the Preference System” SiliconIndia, (November 11, 2013); Update Editor, “Diversity Immigration,” Chapter 14 of Immigration Law and Procedure: Desk Edition (Matthew Bender 2013); “Potential Issues Facing Employers When Encountering Individuals Who Received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA),” HResource, HR Houston (November 2012); Update Editor, “Deportability and Relief,” Chapter 17 of Immigration Law and Procedure: Desk Edition (Matthew Bender 2012). Update Editor, “Deportation,” Chapter 17 of Immigration Law and Procedure: Desk Edition (Matthew Bender 2012); Ignacio A. Donoso and Zelda Howell, “Physical Therapist Licensing Requirements,” Immigration Options for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2d. ed. 2009). Ms. Vasquez is admitted to the Supreme Court of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law. Mrs. Vasquez was born in Oregon but has lived in Texas for over eighteen years. She currently lives in Amarillo, Texas with her husband and children.
- Board Certified – Immigration and Nationality Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Practice Areas
- U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law
- State Bar of Texas 2010
- Law School
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2010