Myron Morales, Esq.
Myron Morales focuses his practice on all aspects of business and family-based immigration, as well as global workforce mobility. He has broad experience in the energy, information technology, education, transportation, entertainment, and healthcare industries. His global immigration experience includes matters in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Mr. Morales’ family-based immigration experience includes claims to United States citizenship, lawful permanent residence, fiancé visas, naturalization, inadmissibility waivers, and Consular practice.
Some of Mr. Morales’ more than a decade of experience includes:
- H-1B. Representing a manufacturing company with maintaining H-1B status and regulatory compliance for Ph.D. Scientists on rotational assignments across the United States.
- L-1A. Representing a Spanish recruitment company and a United Kingdom law firm with the transfer of key executives to head related companies in the United States.
- L-1B. Assisting a Canadian energy services company with obtaining L-1B visas at pre-flight inspection and land ports of entry for employees with specialized equipment training;
- H-2B. Obtaining H-2B visas on behalf of an energy services company seeking to fill an intermittent need for skilled workers in order to meet contractual deadlines;
- TN. Representing an American university with obtaining a TN visa for a Professor of Veterinary Science at a port of entry along the United States/Canada border.
- B-1 OCS. Representing an offshore construction company with obtaining a Coast Guard Exemption and B-1 OCS visas at a Consulate in Mexico.
- O-1. Representing actors, athletes, physicians, and world champion Salsa dancers with demonstrating extraordinary ability.
- P-1. Representing a Latin Grammy Award-Winning musical group with obtaining visas for performing and touring in the United States.
- National Interest Waiver. Successfully obtaining national interest waivers for a transportation executive, mathematician, and a structural engineer who were working on cutting-edge technologies that were of intrinsic merit and benefit to the United States;
- EB-1. Obtaining Lawful Permanent Residence on behalf of business executives, industrial scientists and researchers, physicians, and a Nobel Prize winning organization.
- PERM. Successfully managing the Labor Certification process on behalf of energy and information technology companies.
Prior to joining Morales & Associates, PLLC, Mr. Morales served as the Manager of Ernst & Young’s U.S. Immigration Law Practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He represented multinational energy, agriculture, and manufacturing companies before the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Morales was an attorney with some of the largest immigration law firms in the United States, where he represented engineers, actors, athletes, software engineers, corporate executives, physicians, high net-worth individuals, researchers, teachers, and a broad array of other skilled workers and individuals.
Mr. Morales speaks English and Spanish, and regularly represents clients in those languages.
- “A Walkthrough of Form DS-160,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Webinar, 2013.
- “B-1 Business Visitors,” Ernst & Young, Egan U.S. Immigration Law Practice, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2012.
- “Advanced H and L Issues,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011.
- “Visa Categories for Doing Business in the United States,” Border Energy Forum, El Paso, Texas, 2011.
- “H-2A Visas: Orienteering the Maze of a New Regulation,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, San Diego, California, 2011.
- “The Deemed Export Rule.” San Antonio Bar Association, International Law Section, Monthly Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2010.
- “Basic Concepts of I-130 Preparation,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, 2010.
- “U.S. Immigration Options,” Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Mexico Trade Center, Austin, Texas, 2007.
- “Immigration Update,” Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce, Annual Conference, El Paso, Texas 2006.
- District of Columbia
- Kentucky (Immigration & Nationality Law Section, a Founding Member)
- J.D., South Texas College of Law
- A.M., Harvard University
- B.A., University of Texas at Austin
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (Liaison, U.S. Consulate, Calgary, Canada)
- American Bar Association (Advisory Board Member, Employment Law Section)
- Law Society of Alberta (Foreign Legal Consultant)
- Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Ratings (Peer Reviewer)
- West Publications, (Advisory Board – Immigration)
Mr. Morales’ works have been cited by the El Paso Times, United Nations, Society for Human Resources Management, Ahora Sí, and El Mundo. His writings and editing work have also appeared in Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, LeapLaw, Avvo.com, JD Supra, Bender’s Immigration Case Reporter, and Immigration Law and Procedure Desk Book.
- “Immigration as a Talent Acquisition Strategy,” Upstart 360, 2014. Reprinted June 2014.
- “Don’t Get Tripped Up at the Port of Entry,” Society for Human Resources Management, 2013
- “H-1B Rotational Employees and LCA Requirements,” JD Supra, 2012
- “H-1B Change of Employer Issues,” JD Supra, 2012
- “Canadian L-1A Applications at the Port of Entry,” JD Supra, 2012
- “Registration Requirements for H-1B Petitioners,” AILA Texas Chapter Handbook, 2011.
- “Basic Concepts in I-130 Preparation” Immigration Practice Pointers, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2010.
- “The Future of Brazilian Immigration,” Currents: International Trade Law Journal, 2003.
- “Russian Customs Laws as Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment,” Currents: International Trade Law Journal, 2000.
- “Maquiladora Liability in Texas Courts,” Corporate Counsel Review, 2000.
- Lawyers of Distinction (2016-2017)
- 10.0 Superb Rated Attorney, Immigration, on Avvo. (2012-2014)
- Highest Rating, Immigration Attorney, Lead Counsel Review Board (2013)
- Referral Attorney, LegalZoom (2013-2014)
- Top Contributor, Immigration, Avvo.com (2012-2014)
- Who’s Who in American Law, Marquis (2006)
- Continuing Education Award, Kentucky Bar Association (2004-2008, 2011-2013)
“I married a US citizen in June 2014 (I’m British), Myron and his team (Paula especially is amazing) sorted me out in 3 months. As well as being amazingly well priced, they go above and beyond with their services. I am using Myron to petition for my sister also. Go see him, you won’t regret it!”
“First, I’d like to commend Myron Morales’ staff for always being helpful and prompt. His firm recently helped my family with Naturalization, B2 visa for my sister and her family, additionally, my brother just consulted with him regarding a special Immigrant visa for diplomatic, we trust them which is very important especially when it is dealing with immigration status.
Secondly, to the person who is upset because of the $60 consultation fee, it’s only fair, and it’s inexpensive, when you compare it to other immigration attorneys who charge more. If you choose to move forward they even deduct the fee from your bill. Seems like customer service wasn’t the issue, the issue appears to be that you want free advice.
There are programs available for people in need of financial assistance. I assure you, there is always an option for low income individuals/families.”
“Myron was more than a legal counsel to us, he really became our friend. Just an unbelievably nice guy who cares about each and every case that he is working, who is remarkably skilled and knowledgeable in his field.”
“Myron treats his clients with patience, respect, and kindness. I have been impressed by his ability to turn even difficult employment-based matters into situations that meet the client’s needs and expectations.”
Jason Kyriakides, Immigration Attorney
“Myron is an excellent immigration attorney who is very knowledgeable in his field. I admire Myron’s wonderful ability to explain the complexity of immigration law to client in a clear and easy to understand manner. Always happy to refer all of my clients who need business immigration advice to Myron.”
Carrie Nguyen, Immigration Attorney
“Myron is very knowledgeable, and has an extensive experience representing clients with very complex issues in immigration law, and doing so successfully. I endorse this lawyer because he is committed to his clients and our profession.”
Olsa Alikaj-Cano, Immigration Attorney